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Shani Braffman Amen

Shani Braffman Amen

Lecturer in Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: January 3, 2020




Shani Braffman Amen is a partner in the family law department of Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP, where she represents sophisticated clients in all types of family law matters. She routinely handles cases involving complex community property issues, high-conflict custody disputes, domestic violence and high wage-earner support. She is a committed, determined and compassionate advocate who is dedicated to providing strategic, individualized service to meet the unique needs of each client.

Before joining Elkins Kalt in 2019, Amen practiced at the boutique family law firms of Jaffe and Clemens in Beverly Hills and Trope and Trope in Los Angeles. She earned her BA in psychology, as well as her JD, from the University of Pennsylvania. She teaches Community Property. 

FACULTY IN THE NEWS

Los Angeles Times
July 1, 2020
Re: Edward Kleinbard

An obituary for the late Edward Kleinbard appeared in LA Times. Michael Hiltzik of the Times highlighted some of Kleinbard’s acerbic comments about public policy. "We are inundated today by economic noise and fog designed to generate superficially plausible rationales for what at bottom are simply jerk-like instincts," Kleinbard said. An obituary for Kleinbard also appeared in Law 360. He was also mentioned in Politico.

RECENT SCHOLARSHIP

Nomi Stolzenberg
May, 2020

"The Great Schism: Battles for Control in the Satmar Community," Progressive Property Conference, Fordham Law School, New York, NY.

Nomi Stolzenberg
May, 2020

Nomi Stolzenberg participated in an online conversation, "Who Are the Haredim? A Decade of Research on Kiryas Joel, New York," with B'Nai David-Judea.

Robert K. Rasmussen
May, 2020

Robert Rasmussen is part of a working group of bankruptcy academics that sent a letter to Congress urging an increase in capacity in the bankruptcy system given the expected increased demand on bankruptcy courts due to the COVID-19 virus.