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B. Andrew Rifkin

Contact Information

Phone: (248) 480-8333

Email
Practice State

Michigan, Colorado

RESUME/CV

Emphasis

Family Law Lawyer

Legal Organizations

Oakland County Bench-Bar Conference Family Law Committee, Oakland County Circuit Court, April 2015. Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2011-present. Fellow, Oakland County Bar Foundation, 2011-present. Member, University of Michigan Alumni Association, 1987-present. Member, Colorado Bar Association, 1994-present. Member, Michigan Bar Association, 1992-present. Member, Oakland County Bar Association, 1992-present. Oakland County Bench-Bar Conference Family Law Committee, Oakland County Circuit Court, February 2007. Court-Appointed Civil Litigation Mediator, Oakland County Circuit Court, March 1999 – 2002. Wayne County Circuit Court Civil Mediation Tribunal, February 1999 – 2002. Invited Judge, University of Michigan Law School Moot Court Oral Argument Competitions, various years from April 1998 – present. Invited Judge, University of Michigan Law School Annual Client Counseling Competitions, February 1996 – 2003

Awards

 Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  Best Lawyers in America.  Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating AV PreeminentTM 5.0 out of 5.  Michigan Super Lawyers (including 2018 Top 100 Super Lawyers and Top 50 Consumer Lawyers).  Avvo 10.0 Superb. dBusiness Magazine  Top Lawyers. Crain’s Detroit Business Top Lawyers. Adjunct Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

CLE Presentations

Persuading the Court: Obtaining a Disparate Property Award, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 3, 2018. Representing a Client in a Custody, Parenting Time, and Support Trial, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, January 26, 2018. Property Settlement: Payment Terms, Default, Acceleration, and Collateral, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 4, 2017. Moderator, Intermediate/Advanced Track, 15th Annual ICLE Family Law Institute, November 10-11, 2016. Tax Tips for Practitioners, 15th Annual ICLE Family Law Institute, November 10-11, 2016. Separate Property in Michigan, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 10, 2016. Tax Aspects of Divorce, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, November 24, 2015. Divorce Discovery, Fundamentals of Divorce Practice & Procedure, September 22, 2015. Running Your Family Law Practice, Institute of Continuing Legal Education Webinar, June 10, 2015. Michigan Property Division Statutes, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 7, 2015. Technology, Social Media, and Family Law, Oakland County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, April 24, 2015. Guest Lecturer, Nuts and Bolts of Estate Planning, University of Michigan Law School, Prenupital and Postnuptial Marital Agreements, February 23, 2015. The Ultimate Evidence Refresher, Family Law Institute, 13th Annual, November 13, 2014. From Vodvarka to Shade and Everything In Between, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 1, 2014. Double Dipping: What is the Right Approach?, Family Law Institute, 12th Annual, November 14, 2013. Discovery in Divorce Cases, Fundamentals of Divorce Practice & Procedure, September 10, 2013. Making a Spousal Support Claim Based on Net Cash Flow Analysis, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 2, 2013. Successfully Offering Real Evidence at Trial, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Michigan Advanced Family Law Seminar, May 3, 2012. Divorce Discovery, Fundamentals of Divorce Practice & Procedure, September 8, 2011. Family Law Bench-Bar Issues, Oakland County Bar Association Bench-Bar Conference, April 2007

Author

Matrimonial Attorney Took a Different Route,  Oakland Legal News, 2012. Chapter 1 Update, Family Law Practice Issues, 2002 Supplement, § 1.35, ICLE Michigan Family Law Practice, 2002. Beyond Rinvelt: Where Do Prenuptial Agreements Go from Here?, Laches (OCBA), 2001. Full Protection for the Injured Ward: Ensuring That Guardian and Conservator Fees Are Paid by the PIP Insurance Carrier, Michigan Bar Journal, 2000. Shop with Care: Choosing a Forum in Recreational Accident Cases, Laches (OCBA), 1999. Liability of the Physician in Charge, Michigan Bar Journal, 1994. When Doctors Go Bare: Compensation Beyond the Underinsured Physician, Michigan Bar Journal, 1999