Michele Corvi

Partner

mcorvi@mcmanislaw.com
Telephone 408.279.8700
Facsimile 408.279.3244

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Focus - Family Law

Michele focuses on all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, move-aways, domestic violence, child support, spousal support, valuation of property and division of assets.  A fierce advocate who is familiar with the myriad complex legal and emotional issues involved in family law proceedings, Michele works closely with her clients to help mitigate the stresses that may often arise in complex divorce and custody cases. In addition, she handles date of separation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, reimbursement claims, valuation of equity compensation, stock options and businesses, paternity disputes, post-nuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements.

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Michele focuses on all aspects of family law, including child custody and visitation, move-aways, domestic violence, child support, spousal support, valuation of property and division of assets.  A fierce advocate who is familiar with the myriad complex legal and emotional issues involved in family law proceedings, Michele works closely with her clients to help mitigate the stresses that may often arise in complex divorce and custody cases. In addition, she handles date of separation disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, reimbursement claims, valuation of equity compensation, stock options and businesses, paternity disputes, post-nuptial agreements and marital settlement agreements.

Representative Matters

  • Obtained orders for sole physical and legal custody for clients in cases with alcohol and drug dependency issues.
  • Received a favorable custody evaluation on behalf of client seeking to move internationally with minor children.
  • Successfully defended a set-aside challenge to undo division of assets and termination of support in a marital settlement agreement.
  • Actively engaged forensic accountants and other investigative professionals to uncover financial accounts and other sources of hidden income by a spouse, which resulted in a substantial attorney fee award for client.
  • Skilled at locating sources of hidden income in support cases.  Successfully defeated opposing party’s attempt to reduce post-judgment support to zero in historically high income, long-term marriage where party was hiding income from business entities.
  • Negotiated a more than $10 million comprehensive settlement agreement involving large stock and equity accounts.

Professional and Community Contributions

Michele is a member of the executive board of the Women Lawyer’s Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Awards and Honors

  • Named one of the Top 40 Family Lawyers Under 40 in California by the American Society of Legal Advocates, 2012
  • Named to the Northern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, 2009 - 2010

Publications

Admissions

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Education

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, 2000
B.A., Santa Clara University, 1997