Rebecca Melzer is the Founding Member of Berlin Melzer Law LLC. She has practiced exclusively family law during her tenure including traditional contested litigation, trials, and appeals, negotiation, mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and collaborative law. Rebecca is member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She is also a certified mediator through Northwestern University.
Prior to founding the firm, Rebecca was the Managing Partner at a small Chicago-based family law firm. Rebecca started practicing as an attorney working exclusively for the named Partner at one of the largest divorce law firms in the nation dedicated solely to the practice of matrimonial and family law. As a law student, Rebecca was a law clerk to the Presiding Judge of Domestic Relations in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
Rebecca is passionate about helping people, and it shows. She provides seasoned counsel and guidance through the complex, emotional experience of family law proceedings. Her unique background gives her unparalleled experience in handling complicated family law matters including issues involving high net worth individuals including business valuations and preserving non-marital assets, tracing hidden assets, and analyzing complex compensation and executive compensation benefits, and trust and estate planning structures. Her practice includes divorce and parentage matters, low to high conflict parental responsibility (custody) and parenting time (visitation) disputes, establishment and modification of child support and spousal support (maintenance or alimony), family law appeals, drafting and negotiating prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and enforcement of or challenging existing agreements. Rebecca also practices in the area of adoptions and step-parent adoptions. We can help with simple and complex cases, and all aspects of family law, from consultation and planning through mediation and settlement or trial.
Rebecca consistently been recognized by her peers to be a leader in the field, including having received the continued honors of Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law and yearly selection as an Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star, and selection as an Emerging Lawyer in the Practice of Family Law by Leading Lawyers. She was also selected as the Top Women Lawyers, Illinois Rising Stars. Rebecca is a Board Member and Legal Liaison at Shalva, an agency providing critical services to domestic violence victims. Rebecca has served as a Member on the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Standing Committee on Women & the Law. and as the Associate Editor of the ISBA Family Law Council newsletter. While she is admitted to practice in Illinois and Kentucky, her practice includes consultation in jurisdictions outside of Illinois and Kentucky.
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