Family Law | Serving Woodland Hills, CA
Woodland Hills Family Law Firm
Vorzimer/Masserman – Fertility & Family Law Center, was formed in 1994 and is managed by founding shareholders Andrew Vorzimer and Dean Masserman. VM is a boutique law firm based in Woodland Hills, California, and is widely regarded as the go-to Reproductive Law Firm in the world. VM has represented over 19,000 clients across the United States and from more than 42 different countries worldwide. Third Party Reproduction, also referred to as Family Building, includes Surrogacy, Egg Donation and Embryo donation, and is a true specialty requiring intimate knowledge of applicable local laws, industry guidelines, insurance, immigration, probate and family law. We are privileged to represent the most sophisticated clientele, in our new cutting-edge law building.
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Dean E. Masserman is a highly experienced and respected trial lawyer, who has handled in excess of 40 jury trials and 3,300 court trials and substantive hearings in both federal and state court, and serves as chairperson of the firm’s Family Law Practice, Civil Defense Practice and Complex Litigation Practice. Mr. Masserman began his legal career as a Los Angeles County Deputy Public Defender. Since founding VM in 1994, Mr. Masserman has expanded his practice to include all facets of Family Law litigation. Mr. Masserman’s, specialties include third party reproduction litigation, property disputes involving frozen embryos and genetic materials, marital and non-marital transactions, divorce, spousal and child support disputes, restraining orders, and complex criminal and family litigation. In addition, Mr. Masserman has successfully defended clients in matters pertaining to Employment Law, Criminal Defense, Immigration, Construction Defect Law, Unfair Competition, Products Liability Defense, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination Defense, and Entertainment Law. Mr. Masserman also assists and defends hospitals, IVF clinics and surrogacy agencies with their informed consent documents and negligence claims. Mr. Masserman frequently works with Mr. Vorzimer in the Third Party Reproduction practice. Mr. Masserman was instrumental in securing the first pre-birth judgment of maternity/paternity in the United States following the landmark decision in Buzzanca v. Buzzanca. He also authored an article regarding recent advances in Pre-implantation Genetic Determination (PGD), and the legal ramifications associated with this procedure, for the Journal of Assisted Reproductive Law. Mr. Masserman and Mr. Vorzimer were also part of a small group of attorneys who assisted Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes in drafting AB1217 which codified the current best legal practices regarding surrogacy agreements in California, and was added to the California Family Code as Section 7962.