Jan Gilman-Tepper co-founder of the firm has practiced family law for over 30 years and concentrates her practice in the area of business divorces. Her clients include business owners, or their spouses. She has worked with large and small businesses. She has represented owners, corporate officers, or their spouses, in all major industries in New Mexico.
This concentration has prepared her to handle the problems which arise when a business is involved in a divorce. She sees the big picture and can help solve problems in an efficient manner. The last thing the business needs is a long drawn out divorce Court process. She is skilled in all alternative dispute resolution methods, which include: Collaborative Divorce, mediated divorce, negotiation and facilitation. According to an article in the New Mexico Bar Bulletin, Jan “Helped spearhead collaborative divorce, a process aimed at helping families resolve the legal, emotional, financial and parenting aspects of divorce without resorting to litigation” She frequently lectures on Collaborative Divorce topics for Continuing Legal Education Seminars in New Mexico for attorneys, financial and mental health experts.
Jan handles multi-layered cases involving business valuation, high profile and professional goodwill, multi-state businesses, prenuptial agreements and tax issues. Her practice focuses on providing sound legal advice while protecting the privacy and compassion her clients need.
In addition to serving on numerous committees, over her thirty plus year career, Jan has freely given her time to the New Mexico Bar Association by serving as a speaker, lecturer and author of materials for Continuing Legal Education seminars held across the state. Jan has lectured on such topics as Collaborative Divorce, litigation divorce, adoption, domestic violence, COBRA issues, forensics, business valuation and professionalism.
Spingola v. Spingola, 91 N.M. 737, 580 P.2d 958 (1978), Belosky v. Belosky, 97 N.M. 365, 640 P.2d 471 (1982), Fox v. Fox, 103 N.M. 155,703 P.2d 932 (1985), Gomez v. Gomez, 119 N.M. 755, 895 P.2d 277 (1995) which involved child custody and jurisdiction issues.
- COBRA – How it works and How it May Impact Spouses Upon Divorce – Journal of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
- Article was awarded the Exceptional Article from the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 1991
What our clients say
We were able to create solutions regarding our business and our assets, rather than have a court impose solutions upon us.
Jan Gilman-Tepper and the collaborative team assisted me with not only the financial aspects of the divorce but with the emotional support and straight forward advice.
That collaborative divorce process made a difficult time easier. In particular, it helped shield my daughter while making sure that her best interests were top-of-mind for both my ex-wife and myself.
Sandra Morgan Little and Jan Gilman Tepper have been repeatedly named in "Best Lawyers in America," and from personal experience I know that to be true. Sandra Morgan Little is also a former President of the American Bar Assn. They have made case law in NM and NM is lucky to have such talent.