Michael C. Flaxman is a co-founder of Goldstein Flaxman, PLLC, a law office dedicated to excellence in the practice of family law. Prior to the formation of Goldstein Flaxman, PLLC, Mr. Flaxman’s private practice was focused on all aspects of contested divorce and custody matters involving high net-worth individuals with complex asset structures, such as business professionals, athletes, and their spouses.Additionally, Mr. Flaxman has extensive experience in the areas of relocations of minor children, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, child support matters, guardianships, and annulments.
Knowledge of Complex Cases
Michael C. Flaxman is knowledgeable about the complexities related to divorces involving high asset individuals and is sensitive to the discretion they require.Mr. Flaxman’s education and experience in finance and accounting has been instrumental to such clientele. Moreover, he has a proven history of settlement of such matters prior to trial, while remaining keenly focused on client driven results.
Experience and Commitment Where It Counts
In 2015, Michael C. Flaxman was an integral part of a team of trial attorneys responsible for appellate issues following what is believed to be the longest trial in the history of the southern Nevada Family Court, more than 31 days. Ultimately, due to Mr. Flaxman and his team’s efforts, the client was successful in the appeal process.
Mr. Flaxman has also been an essential member of a team of attorneys who litigated complex financial matters including one case where up to one billion dollars was at issue.
A Network of Experts
Michael C. Flaxman has a proven history of identifying the need for, and working with, multiple experts to achieve the best outcomes for his clients. Examples of these experts include:
Business Valuation Experts
Psychological Experts and Child Custody Evaluators
Real Estate Experts
Vocational Experts and Certified Divorce Financial Analysts
Forensic Document Examiner and Handwriting Experts
Passion for Asset Protection and Committed Representation
Michael C. Flaxman is knowledgeable about the importance of both prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, having drafted countless agreements for clients to protect the assets they have toiled to accumulate. All such agreements drafted by Mr. Flaxman have been instrumental in protecting his client’s assets and any attempt to invalidate same by the other spouse have been wholly unsuccessful.
Dedication to Child Custody Outcomes
Often the most important issues to Michael C. Flaxman’s clients are those related to custody of their children.Mr. Flaxman has extensive experience in the most highly contested custody actions, which have included a nine (9) day trial on a requested modification of custody.
Community Efforts and Involvement
From 2015-2017, Michael C. Flaxman was recognized by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada’s Pro Bono Project for representation of low-income individuals, who would not have otherwise been able to obtain an attorney.Each year he was recognized, Mr. Flaxman’s volunteer work exceeded 250+ hours of representation for such clients and he routinely achieved successful outcomes.
Education and Excellence
Born in New York, Michael C. Flaxman relocated to South Florida at an early age. Based upon his prior academic success, Mr. Flaxman was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Florida.Mr. Flaxman completed his undergraduate degree with high honors in just three years, when he obtained his B.S.B.A in Finance in 1998. Mr. Flaxman then continued his education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating in 2002.In law school, Mr. Flaxman was awarded the Cali Award (top grade in the class) for Property Law, Secured Transactions, and Lawyering Process.
In 2015, Michael C. Flaxman joined the prestigious firm of Jimmerson Hansen, P.C. (now Jimmerson Law Firm, P.C.) where he represented high-net worth individuals in complex divorce and custody matters.In 2018, Mr. Flaxman continued his work with high-net worth individuals as a co-founder of Leavitt & Flaxman, LLC.In 2021, Michael C. Flaxman and Shawn M. Goldstein co-founded Goldstein Flaxman, PLLC. The goal of Goldstein Flaxman, PLLC is to provide superior legal representation to high-net worth individuals in all aspects of domestic relation matters, with a superlative focus on favorable outcomes and unparalleled service for such individuals.
Michael C. Flaxman has been selected as a Top-Rated Family Law Attorney by Super Lawyers, Vegas Inc. Top Lawyers 2020, and 10 Best Attorneys – Nevada by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.
Michael C. Flaxman is a member in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada and Clark County Bar Association and is admitted to appear in all Courts in the State of Nevada, including the United States District Court for the District of Nevada.