Romy S. Taubman was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1993, and has focused solely on family law since 2008. Romy is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Romy received her B.A. in American Studies from Stanford, with distinction, in 1989. She graduated Order of the Coif from UCLA law school in 1993, and then clerked for the Honorable Judge Mariana Pfaelzer in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. In 1994, Romy began in private practice as a corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions/public offerings attorney with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. She moved to Japan in 1998, and worked as a corporate attorney in Japan for a number of years, before returning to California. In 2008, Romy transitioned from corporate law to family law.
Romy's legal background, involving complex business transactions, gives her added skills that she brings to the financial issues that arise in family law. She has handled many cases which require specialized understanding necessary to address businesses jointly owned by divorcing spouses. She is knowledgeable regarding the division of the myriad of salary and equity structures in today’s business world, including general and limited partnership interests, LLC membership interests, common stock, preferred stock, ISOs, NSOs, RSUs, PSUs, etc.
Romy also handles custody matters: both in mediation and litigation. She prides herself on being a pragmatic, solution-oriented practitioner. As a mother of three teen-age children, Romy understands the range of emotional and practical issues that naturally arise in a divorce when children are involved.
Romy’s practice is wide ranging. She represents clients in litigated matters, serves as a mediation consultant, and is an experienced mediator. In any of these roles, Romy’s goal is the same: to help her clients attain an effective, efficient and economical resolution, whether through settlement, mediation or trial.
Romy is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, is certified as a Family Law Specialist by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, is a member of the Marin County Bar and the California Bar Association, and is a past Commissioner for the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Marin County Bar Association. She regularly serves as a Bench Bar Settlement Conference Panelist for the Marin County Superior Court. She is also an active member of "Joy in the Law," a Bay Area women's networking group.