Gianna Assereto is our exclusively recommended Family Law expert in California on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Gianna directly using the contact details listed above.
Gianna has practiced family law exclusively for over a decade, and she has been consistently recognised as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2015-2020, a recognition only awarded to the top 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in California. Gianna honed her skills as an associate attorney for Hanson Crawford Crum for nearly seven years before becoming a partner at the firm.
Gianna’s commitment to family law drives her practice. She draws on her experience to help her clients resolve the difficult personal and financial issues they may face throughout the dissolution process. Gianna represents a wide variety of clients, including tech executives, founders of companies, real estate developers, physicians, lawyers, and stay-at-home moms and dads. Gianna routinely represents clients with spousal support, child support, property characterisation and division, and child custody and visitation issues. In addition, Gianna has a sub-subspecialty in cases that involve complex business issues such as venture capital, private equity, hedge funds, equity compensation, and privately held businesses. Not only does Gianna have experience negotiating the complex and nuanced details of a divorce settlement, she is highly effective in contested proceedings in both the public courts throughout the Bay Area and private adjudication, when settlement is not possible.
Gianna also drafts and negotiates premarital agreements, post-marital agreement, and cohabitation agreements for her clients. . Gianna works with clients to ensure that their needs are met and they feel secure in their future.
Additionally, Gianna is skilled in assisting clients through the mediation process and often acts as a consulting attorney to mediation. To expand her mediation skills, and build-upon her negotiation and litigation experience, Gianna completed 40 hours of intensive mediation training with Gary Friedman at The Centre for Understanding in Conflict and continues to take courses to improve upon these skills.
Regardless of the type of case presented, Gianna strives to maintain compassion and an awareness of her client’s individual challenges to determine the most effective and efficient path to resolution.
When she is not in the office, Gianna enjoys traveling and playing with her Cavalier King Charles named Archie.