ATTORNEY ELIZABETH VAN CLIEF
Elizabeth Van Clief works in the areas of Employee Benefits, Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs), Taxation, Business Planning, and ERISA Litigation.
Elizabeth assists clients and provides consultation to attorneys on a variety of retirement benefits issues in the areas of family law, estate planning, litigation, and administration of qualified retirement plans.
Elizabeth serves as an expert witness in family law proceedings regarding the proper characterization and value of the community’s interest in retirement benefits.
Elizabeth also acts as ERISA counsel to San Diego businesses with respect to IRS and DOL audits, correction submissions, and litigation.
- Joined the firm in 2015
- California Bar – member since 2007
- University of California, San Diego, B.A. Mathematics and Economics
- University of San Diego School of Law, Juris Doctor and L.L.M. in Taxation
- Certified Tax Law Specialist from the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
- Treasurer and Member of Executive Committee of Western Pension & Benefits Council, San Diego Chapter
- Member of Probate Attorneys of San Diego
- Past Co-Chair of the San Diego County Bar Association, Taxation Section 2009-2011
- Past President of Toastmasters of La Jolla 2012
Honors & Recognition
- Top Young Attorneys Finalist
Super Lawyers – San Diego Rising Stars
Recent Speaking Engagements
- The Do’s and Don’ts of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders; Western Pension Benefits Conference – San Diego Chapter, March 2015
- Community Property Lecture on Retirement Benefits, California Western School of Law, each semester Fall 2009 to Spring 2015
Emerging Property and Compensation Issues – Do Our Beloved Formulas Always Apply, Certified Family Law Specialists Fall Seminar, October 10, 2012
- John Paul Micha, M.D., et al. v. Group Disability Benefits Plan for Gynecologic Oncology Associates Partners, LLC (9th 2015) No. 12-55816b. (Unpublished.)
- Phone: (619) 239-1211
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org