Fertility & Family Law Center
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An Established California Law Firm With A Global Reputation
Founded in 1994, by attorneys Andrew Vorzimer and Dean Masserman, Vorzimer Masserman - Fertility & Family Law Center is a boutique law firm, based in Woodland Hills, California. Serving high-profile clients from all over the United States and around the world, our reputation for providing discreet and highly competent legal counsel, has made VM the go-to attorneys in a range of sensitive legal issues surrounding family and reproductive law.
Third party reproduction is a true specialty. Also referred to as family building, it includes surrogacy, egg and embryo donation, and requires intimate knowledge of applicable local laws, industry guidelines, insurance, immigration, probate and family law. Working from our state-of-the-art offices, bordering the Santa Monica mountains, we are proud to represent clients who demand discreet legal counsel and a sophisticated approach.
A Highly Respected And Influential Legal Team
Andrew W. Vorzimer heads the firm’s third party reproductive practice and business litigation departments. Mr. Vorzimer is a respected author and lecturer on subjects including third party reproduction, surrogacy and egg donation.
The recipient of an “Illumination Award” from the American Fertility Association (AFA), Mr. Vorzimer has made countless broadcast appearances on radio and television and is recognized worldwide as the foremost practitioner in the field of surrogacy, egg donation and reproductive law.
Dean E. Masserman is a highly experienced and respected trial and family law attorney. He has handled in excess of 40 jury trials, 100 court trials and an estimated 5000 court hearings over the course of his 28 year career in both federal and state court.
Mr. Masserman serves as chairperson of the firm’s family law and complex litigation practices, and also acts as a mediator in dissolution matters. Mr. Masserman also counsels physicians and IVF clinics regarding their guidelines and protocols to avoid litigation.
Mr. Vorzimer and Mr. Masserman were also part of a small group of attorneys who assisted Assemblyman Felipe Fuentes in drafting AB1217 which codified the current best legal practices regarding surrogacy agreements in California, and was added to the California Family Code as Section 7962.
Representing Our Clients With Vigor, Discretion And Respect
VM attorneys have worked on and contributed to landmark litigation in state and federal courts, in both the civil and criminal arenas. Our attorneys pride themselves on obtaining favorable results for our clients, whether through settlement or trial, and regardless of their status or standing in the community. All of VM’s clients are treated equally; with respect, dignity, professionalism and vigor.
Our attorneys have represented numerous cases on behalf of entertainment and sports celebrities, politicians, attorneys, judges and other professionals, including:
Jen Atkins, Elizabeth Banks, Angela Bassett, Jessica Chastain, Priyanka Chopra, Dom Deluise, Robert DeNiro, Mick Fleetwood, David Furnish, Kelsey Grammer, Danny Granger, Grimes, Deidre Hall, Paris Hilton, Kylie Jenner, Sir Elton John, Nick Jonas, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Annie Leibovitz, Joan Lunden, Maria Menounos, Elon Musk , Ed O’Neill, Donald Penn, Tagg Romney, Avi Rothman, Travis Scott, Daniel Snyder, Gabrielle Union, Courtney B. Vance, Dwayne Wade, Kanye West, Kristen Wiig, Kaiser Hospital, Stanford University, UCSF Center for Reproductive Health and others, in a wide range of matters.
Regardless of your circumstances, or position, expect VM to represent your legal concerns professionally and with discretion.
“We don’t quite have the words in this moment to describe how grateful we are for Andy, Dean, and Krystel. In what felt like some of the darkest days, you three remained such a light while allowing us to truly stay grounded and prepare to work towards fatherhood. For this, we are forever indebted to you.”
“I would like to send a big “THANK YOU” to Ms. Krystel Zambrano, who is an absolutely solid professional lawyer. I recall her and will strongly recommend her to my friends if they require her expertise in a particular area.Please send my best regards to Krystel.
Thank you Kwam, for all your help in communications, you are quick in responding, friendly, and professional as well.”
“I have worked with Vorzimer Masserman law firm in many surrogacy and family law matters over the years, and they are the number one in their field. They have great experience and a very deep knowledge of family and fertility law. They also know how to take care of their clients and take them by the hand throughout their journey.
“I am so impressed at how you have helped with this case. We truly appreciate it and will definitely share our experience with you when surrogates and intended parents ask for our feedback during attorney selection.”
“Vorzimer & Masserman were great to work with from beginning to end. The consult was very informative, with information regarding our specific case as well as pricing. We had all our questions answered, and after interviewing a few different attorneys, we ultimately decided to work with them. The whole process was easy and super quick! Our attorney worked with our GC attorney, and the negotiating back and forth was minimal. We would highly recommend working with this group!”
“The entire staff at this office is professional, knowledgeable, and prompt to respond to any questions. They represented us in our surrogacy journey and made the entire process smooth and easy. Highly recommend!”
“Dean was very good at explaining the entire process, always communicated promptly, and I was extremely impressed by his extensive legal knowledge and ability to defend me with his expertise. All in all, he made a very difficult situation much more bearable, and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this firm!”
“I had a consultation with Dean, and he’s a great attorney. He guided me through the process, and all the advice he offered was very helpful.”
“It is always a pleasure working with your team and working together to create happy families!”
Meet Our Legal Team
Andrew W. Vorzimer
Attorney at Law
Dean E. Masserman
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law