Dec 7, 2020

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Announces New Partner Elevations

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is proud to announce that Brett Buckley, Elaine Knowles and Jacqueline Stephens Breisch have been elevated to partners with the firm.

Brett concentrates his practice exclusively in the area of family law, particularly concerning the litigation and negotiation of high income and lifestyle maintenance awards, the valuation and allocation of multi-million dollar estates, the resolution of high stakes parental responsibility disputes, and the defense and prosecution of domestic violence actions. He represents closely held business owners, executives, financial, legal and medical professionals, celebrities, professional athletes, and people with multi-generational wealth and their spouses in high net worth divorce and parental responsibility disputes, as well as in the negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements. Brett leverages his skill and reputation as a litigator and trial lawyer to achieve efficient and positive results for his clients, whether by way of negotiation or trial, offering his clients a wide range of versatility in attaining their goals through a negotiated settlement or trial verdict.

Elaine is a veteran practitioner with over a decade of experience negotiating and litigating complex and high net-worth family law matters including high-conflict parenting issues, business valuations, multi-million dollar estates, and domestic violence. She represents a variety of clients from medical and legal professionals, business executives, athletes, and stay-at-home spouses in both dissolution matters as well as in drafting and negotiating prenuptial and post nuptial agreements. In addition to her exceptional and extensive litigation background, Elaine is also collaboratively trained and utilizes alternative dispute resolution including mediation to help settle difficult cases when possible. Elaine works closely with her clients to help them evaluate their goals and provide realistic advice regarding how best to achieve their desired outcome.

Jacqueline focuses her practice solely in the field of family law, representing high net worth clients and their spouses in all aspects of divorce, parenting disputes and the issues that stem from those conflicts. A skilled negotiator with experience in collaborative law and mediation, Jacqueline uses her considerable litigation experience when settlement is not in her clients’ best interests.  She understands that as social norms continue to change and family dynamics become increasingly complex, so does the divorce process and the aftermath.  Jacqueline’s experience allows her to recognize the strengths and weaknesses in each individual matter, while recognizing that no two cases are the same.  She works with her clients to develop strategies and solutions to achieve the best possible result for them throughout litigation or settlement, while ensuring lasting benefits long after their case is finalized.

Internationally recognized as a model for firms practicing family law, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck has a primary focus on helping affluent clients solve problems to achieve the best possible results. Using a team approach, our highly skilled attorneys have the depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to handle the most complex family law cases. Learn more about our team here.  

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