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Belinda Hanson - San Mateo, CA

411 Borel AvenueSuite 440 San Mateo, CA 94402

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Updated: 11/11/2023

San Mateo Family Law Lawyer

Overview

Belinda Hanson has practiced family law for more than two decades. For much of that time, Belinda’s practice has focused on high asset dissolution cases involving complex financial issues such as venture capital, hedge fund, private equity, privately held companies, equity compensation, and real estate. She also has experience in divorces involving intellectual property rights, including music royalties.

A divorce affects every part of a person’s financial and personal life...

Belinda Hanson has practiced family law for more than two decades. For much of that time, Belinda’s practice has focused on high asset dissolution cases involving complex financial issues such as venture capital, hedge fund, private equity, privately held companies, equity compensation, and real estate. She also has experience in divorces involving intellectual property rights, including music royalties.

A divorce affects every part of a person’s financial and personal life. Belinda’s approach to cases is often interdisciplinary, involving the coordination of outside specialists and experts in areas such as business, tax, estate planning, corporate, or intellectual property. For most clients, their divorce is the largest financial transaction they will do in their lifetime so it is essential for them to have the highest level of specialized advice about all aspects of the financial issues in their case. Clients should also feel that they have a strong advocate who understands that divorce is more than legal – it is highly personal.

In order to give each case the attention it deserves and requires, Belinda deliberately takes only a handful of cases at a time. This allows her to use a “hands-on” approach that provides effective solutions tailored to each client’s unique situation. She takes a holistic view of each client to be sure that they are not only getting the best legal advice about all issues that could potentially relate to their divorce, but also so that each client feels well supported by her and the full team throughout the process. Equally important, clients trust that their matters will remain strictly confidential. Belinda has represented many high-profile people in Silicon Valley and throughout California, and has been successful in achieving resolution while also keeping the matter out of public view.

Choosing the right process for your divorce is an important strategic decision. Belinda represents clients through all phases of a case, whether it is litigation before private judges or in public courthouses, or through a negotiated settlement. Getting the best negotiated settlement requires specialized advocacy and Belinda trained in negotiation techniques at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

When not at work or spending time with her two daughters, she enjoys hiking and traveling.

About Belinda Hanson

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Family Law Specialist

Other Affiliations

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2007 - Present (President)
  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • San Mateo County Bar Association, 1995 - 1996 (Family Law Section Chair)

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1990
    J.D.
  • Wesleyan University, 1986
    B.A.
    Honors: With Honors

Pro Bono Activities

  • Caminar for Mental Health, 2016 - Present
  • Peninsula Family Service, 2009 - 2012
  • The Thacher School, Ojai, CA, 1994 - 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • Visiting Scholar, Harvard University, 1984 - 1985
  • CalCPA 2014: Characterization Issues Arising in Business Transactions Beyond the Sales Price
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter Symposium 2011: Whose Side Are You On? A Road Map for Litigating Business Issues in a Divorce Case
  • The Family Lawyer/Civil Litigator Team: A New Style of Dissolution Trial Practice
  • Yours Mine and Ours: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reimbursement Claims in Real Estate

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Belinda Hanson

Included on the 2024 Northern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Belinda Hanson on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Super Lawyers
  • San Francisco Area Family Lawyer of the Year (Best Lawyer, 2010 and 2018)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America yearly since 2002
  • Northern California’s “Super Lawyers” by the Northern California Super Lawyers, 2004 - 2018
  • Top 50 Northern California Female Super Lawyers
  • Top Rated Lawyers in San Francisco’s Legal Leaders
  • Top 100 Northern California Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

411 Borel AvenueSuite 440 San Mateo, CA 94402

Fax

  • 650 524-2141

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Publication

Articles

  • Characterization Issues Arising in Business Transactions Beyond the Sales Price, CalCPA , 2014
  • Whose Side Are You On? A Road Map for Litigating Business Issues in a Divorce Case, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Northern California Chapter Symposium, 2011
  • The Family Lawyer/Civil Litigator Team: A New Style of Dissolution Trial Practice
  • Yours Mine and Ours: A Step-by-Step Guide to Reimbursement Claims in Real Estate

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