Vorzimer/Masserman – Fertility & Family Law Center, was formed in 1994 and is managed by founding shareholders Andrew Vorzimer and Dean Masserman. VM is a boutique law firm based in Woodland Hills, California, and is widely regarded as the go-to Reproductive Law Firm in the world. VM has represented clients across the United States and from more than 38 different countries worldwide. Third Party Reproduction, also referred to as Family Building, includes Surrogacy, Egg Donation and Embryo donation, and is a true specialty requiring intimate knowledge of applicable local laws, industry guidelines, insurance, immigration, probate and family law. We are privileged to represent the most sophisticated clientele, in our new cutting-edge law building.
Who We Are:
Andrew W. Vorzimer heads the firm’s Third Party Reproductive Practice and Business Litigation departments. Mr. Vorzimer is a frequent author and lecturer on subjects including third party reproduction, surrogacy and egg donation. Mr. Vorzimer was the recipient of the “Illumination Award” from the American Fertility Association (AFA) and is recognized worldwide as the foremost expert 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.
High Profile Litigation:
Our attorneys have worked on and contributed to landmark litigation in both state and federal courts, and in both the civil and criminal arenas. Our team has always prided itself 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 also handled numerous matters involving entertainment and sports celebrities, politicians, attorneys, judges and other professionals, including Robert DeNiro, Elton John, Annie Liebovitz, Kelsey Grammar, Tagg Romney, Angela Bassett, Dom Deluise, “The Little Couple” (Bill Klein and Dr. Jen Arnold), Courtney B. Vance, Daniel Snyder, Mick Fleetwood, Ed O’Neill, Elizabeth Banks, Danny Granger, Deidre Hall, Joan Lunden and others in a wide range of matters. Given the nature of our practice, our clients know their matter will be handled professionally and discreetly, if necessary.