Dean Asher graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Economics/Mathematics and subsequently enrolled at the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law in New York as part of its Accelerated Entry Program and received his JD with an emphasis in taxation. While at Cardozo, Dean was involved in the Cardozo Tax Law Society where he assisted low income individuals in preparing their tax returns and resolving their IRS and New York State Tax issues.
Dean further pursued a Masters of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he graduated with distinction. As part of the Loyola curriculum, Dean was an extern at the California State Board of Equalization where he drafted memoranda on various sales tax issues and participated in the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program) again helping low income taxpayers file their tax returns.
Professionally, Dean has worked as an executive and counsel at a nationwide retail corporation for 10 years. During that time he counseled and managed teams in many areas, including taxation, finance, commercial leasing, bankruptcy, IT and e-commerce infrastructure.
Jeffrey Alpert has been practicing law since 1993. With over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney he has a unique approach to develop strategies that provide the best benefit to his clients. He has won many jury trials involving partnership dissolution, fraud, and collection matters. Mr. Alpert has also had great success litigating family law issues. His background as a civil litigator and extensive knowledge of both family and business law make him especially qualified to handle complex divorce litigation involving businesses.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Alpert has served as the private mediator in over one hundred divorce cases. His dedicated approach to fairness brings a level of calm and perspective to an acrimonious situation. To date he enjoys a 100% success rate serving as the mediator in private divorce disputes. Mr. Alpert’s experience and philosophical approach help ensure that family savings remain in tact for the children’s education and the parties’ retirement.