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Gianna Assereto has practiced family law exclusively for over a decade, and she has been consistently recognized as a Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2015-2019, a recognition only awarded to the top 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in California. Gianna honed her skills as an associate attorney for Hanson Crawford Crum for nearly seven years before becoming a partner at the firm.
Gianna’s commitment to family law drives her practice. She draws on her experience to help her client’s resolve the difficult personal and financial issues they may face throughout this process. Gianna represents a wide variety of clients, including tech executives, founders of companies, real estate developers, physicians, lawyers, and stay-at-home moms and dads. Gianna routinely represents clients with spousal support, child support, property characterization and division, and child custody and visitation issues. In addition, Gianna has a sub-subspecialty in cases that involve complex business issues such as venture capital, equity compensation, business valuations, and other sophisticated business interests.
Not only does Gianna have experience negotiating the complex and nuanced details of a divorce settlement, she is highly effective in contested proceedings in both the public courts throughout the Bay Area and private adjudication, when settlement is not possible.
In addition to her dissolution experience, Gianna has years of experience drafting and negotiating pre and post-marital agreements. Gianna works with clients to ensure that their needs are met and they feel secure in their future.
Additionally, Gianna is skilled in assisting clients through the mediation process and often acts as a consulting attorney to mediation. To expand her mediation skills, and build-upon her negotiation and litigation experience, Gianna completed 40 hours of intensive mediation training with Gary Friedman at The Center for Understanding in Conflict and continues to take courses to improve upon these skills.
Regardless of the type of case presented, Gianna strives to maintain compassion and an awareness of her client’s individual challenges to determine the most effective and efficient path to resolution.
When she is not in the office, Gianna enjoys traveling and playing with her Cavalier King Charles named Archie.
Northern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine (2015-2019).
This list represents the top 2.5% of up-and-coming lawyers in California.
BA, California State University, Long Beach (Summa Cum Laude, 2001)
JD, Pepperdine University School of Law (Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2008)
San Mateo County Bar Association
Bar Association of San Francisco
California Young Lawyers Association of the State Bar of California, Board Member
Phi Beta Kappa
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Mentee
Pro Bono Attorney for the San Mateo Family Court Status Conference Calendar
Volunteer Attorney for the San Francisco Court Pro Per Calendar
Volunteer for the San Francisco SPCA
California’s Young Lawyers Association, State Bar of California, Board Member (2012–2016)
Chair of the Communications Committee, California Young Lawyers Association (2014–2015)
Family Law Section and Solo and Small Firm Section Liaison, California Young Lawyers Association (2014–2015)