High net-worth divorces are often more difficult to represent than a typical divorce case. High net-worth divorces often involve complex tax issues in addition to the division of property and sophisticated financial holdings. It requires the expertise and knowledge of a financially savvy and experienced New York Divorce Lawyer. Raiser & Kenniff, PC is a well-recognized law firm that provides intelligent representation and trusted advice to individuals who have a high net-worth. We represent both men and women, and we handle every case with respect, privacy, and professionalism.
With more than50 years of combined experience in handling high net-worth cases, we have a great deal of knowledge in handling successful businesses, large estates, professional practices, and high-value assets and property. At Raiser & Kenniff, PC our talent is representing clients with preciseness. Because each marriage is unique, we will adjust our representation approach to fit the needs of the individual and reach their desired goals for the divorce. We will effectively and discreetly handle every aspect of a high net worth divorce including but not limited to complex divorce litigation and asset division. Our clientele has included CEOs, public figures, professional athletes, and celebrities who require top-notch service and representation.
Our highly experienced lawyers will work closely with forensic accountants for the purpose of discovering hidden assets, protecting assets, and valuing a company. High net-worth individuals who are business owners require an advanced approach in division and property valuation. We focus on every detail when deciding on an accurate value of a business, possible buyouts, and stock options. Years of experience has also allowed us to immediately identify any special agreements or contracts.
Professional and Sophisticated Representation
When many high net-worth individuals are confronted with a potential divorce, they often attempt to avoid an accurate valuation of assets and the division of marital property. Some individuals will use shell corporations, offshore accounts, and tax shelters in an effort to hide or intentionally downplay their net worth. When appropriate, Raiser & Kenniff, PC will retain the assistance of experts so our clients can receive a fair portion of any marital assets or property. We frequently work with business valuation experts, tax professionals, and forensic accountants to locate assets and accurately value their sources of income.
Sources of income often include business ventures, real estate, investment instruments, bank accounts, retirement accounts, and stock portfolios. Our clients are guaranteed a meticulous investigation, and we also employ intelligent and proven strategies for building your case.
Our firm has assisted hundreds of high net-worth individuals with the following:
1) Locating hidden assets
2) Complex property division
3) Marital estate valuation
4) Division of professional practices and businesses
5) Prenuptial agreements
6) High-asset alimony
7) Division of retirement plans
8) Bank accounts, investments, and stocks
9) Real estate and vacation homes
10)Sports cars and boats
Combining Strategy and Strength
During a separation or divorce, individuals will often assume that an aggressive approach is the best approach to protecting their assets. However, at Spodek Law Group we believe that the best way to serve a client is by utilizing a strategic representation approach that is geared specifically for the client’s particular situation while considering the long-term and short-term needs of the client.
Some law firms have the mentality that a win at all cost approach is the best approach. However, this approach is often more expensive for the client and often focuses on short-term results. For example, while divorce parties will have to work together when raising their children long after the divorce attorneys are gone. An overly aggressive litigation usually fails to enhance the possibility of future cooperation from the other party and often leaves the children as the victims.
At Raiser & Kenniff, PC, we ensure our clients receive an individualized approach that not only defends their best interest but also the best interests of their children. If it is in the best interest of our client to take the case to trial, we will litigate forcefully and skillfully. However, if we are able to save our client from a long and complicated trial by negotiating a settlement agreement, we will take the necessary action and focus on a private resolution outside of the courtroom.
If you are a high net-worth individual and you may be facing a divorce in the near future, you may have many concerns about the financial aspect of your life. To schedule a free consultation with one our attorneys who specialize in high net-worth divorces, please call us today. For the convenience of our clients, we have three locations. All of our potential clients are provided free consultation in person, over the phone, or by video chat.