GIT Presents - Love & Money: Protect Your Wealth Before, During And After Relationships

There’s plenty of talk about relationships & personal finance, but very little practical knowledge on integrating the two. With a 40%+ divorce rate; a woman’s standard of living plummets 27%. Clearly, there’s a need for education!
By: Girls In Tech San Francisco
Aug. 7, 2011 - PRLog -- In this presentation, Monica Mazzei, a family law attorney, and Michelle Soto, a financial advisor, share with you their insights on:

-Effective personal finance and communication for couples
-Use of pre-nuptial agreements, including stock option treatment
-Best practices for managing “Your Family Inc.”
-Common myths about divorce
-Learn how to minimize regret and have the wisdom of hindsight.  

WHEN:  August 24th, 2011 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; San Francisco CA

Michelle Soto, CFP®, Vice President, Wealth Management, Bailard, Inc.

Michelle Soto provides wealth management advice for successful individuals and families throughout the Bay Area and is a Certified Financial Planner.  She serves as a personal “chief financial officer” for her clients by developing their financial plans and implementing their investment strategies.  She speaks frequently to groups on personal finance topics.  Michelle is a member of the Financial Planning Association and the University of Virginia Alumni Club of Silicon Valley.  Prior to joining Bailard, Michelle worked as a systems consultant at Blue Martini Software, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture.
About Bailard: Since its founding in 1969, Bailard has been seeking new ways to build wealth and generate solid results for its clients.  The firm has a history of stability and innovation.  It offers institutional investors and private clients intelligent, proprietary investment strategies and products; exceptional personal service and an alternative to business as usual.  

Monica Mazzei, Partner, Family Law Practice, Sideman & Bancroft LLP

Monica Mazzei focuses her practice exclusively on family law and specializes in dissolution actions involving complicated valuation and financial matters and complex community property and support issues. Ms. Mazzei counsels clients regarding custody and paternity matters and negotiates and drafts pre-marital and post-marital agreements. Ms. Mazzei represents clients through the litigation process and mediation. Ms. Mazzei represents in the Bay Area with a concentration in San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Ms. Mazzei works as a volunteer family court mediator in the San Francisco Superior Court. She also acts as a mentor family law attorney to the San Francisco Bar Association, Volunteer Legal Services Program as well as having a family law pro bono practice of her own.

Prior to joining Sideman & Bancroft, Ms. Mazzei practiced family law at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in San Francisco and before that at Freid and Goldsman in Los Angeles.
Professional and Community Involvement
Ms. Mazzei was the co-chair of the San Francisco Bar Association, Barristers Family Law Section from 2009 through 2010.  In 2008, Ms. Mazzei received the Outstanding Award for Public Service from the San Francisco Bar Association.
Ms. Mazzei speaks frequently on family law issues to financial advisors and other professional groups.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Family Law Section and the San Francisco Bar Association Family Law Section.

About Sideman & Bancroft LLP: Founded in San Francisco in 1978, Sideman & Bancroft LLP is a women-owned law firm offering significant expertise in business transactions, business crimes representation, civil litigation, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, real estate and tax. The firm is committed to the highest quality representation, provided by seasoned attorneys dedicated to personal attention and responsiveness.

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