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ELIZABETH VAN CLIEF is a founder and partner of the firm. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCSD, a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. Elizabeth’s technical background allows her to bring a mathematical approach to her practice.
Elizabeth is dedicated to providing the highest level of expert services to divorcing spouses and family law attorneys in the areas of retirement benefits and equity-based compensation. Elizabeth is a frequent lecturer to family law attorneys and retirement benefits plan administrators in California on the topics of QDROs, division of community property, drafting marital settlement agreement language, subpoenaing retirement benefits information, effective use of an expert, and advanced stock options calculations. Elizabeth is also the past president of the Western Pension & Benefits Council, San Diego, and the past Co-Chair of the Taxation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.
Elizabeth is proud to offer her clients an efficient, cost-effective, and ethical approach to accurately valuing and dividing the community interest in retirement benefits.
DAVID VAN CLIEF is a founder and partner of the firm. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of San Diego.
David’s prior legal experience includes business law and securities transactions.
David performs complex calculations of equity-based compensation including stock options and restricted stock units for publicly traded and closely held corporations. David also prepares QDROs, DROs, and calculations of the community interest in defined contribution plans.