Attorney Bryan K. Levy

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During Bryan’s 30 years of practicing divorce and family law in Scottsdale, he has handled a variety of cases from amicable dissolutions to high conflict child custody cases. To help guide clients through the legal process and make it less intimidating, Bryan believes it is vital to take the time to listen and understand his clients’ unique issues.

Bryan has served a broad range of clients, spanning from those protecting large asset clients to those still working to accumulate more wealth. Bryan’s focus is in division of retirement or financial accounts, business interests, spousal maintenance and financially complex cases.

Bryan’s wealth of experience has also made him a successful mediator. Bryan has helped parties reach resolution when neither party thought it possible.  Bryan has learned that when people feel that they have been heard and their concerns are taken seriously, they feel ready to deal with the most stressful situations.

Bryan K. Levy Divorce Attorney

Education

  •  University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law/JD 1987
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona/B.S. Marketing 1984

Bar Admission

  • Admitted to the Arizona Bar on October 21, 1988
  • Arizona Attorney Bar No. 012241
  •  U.S. District Court of Arizona, 1988

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Background

Bryan was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona.  Bryan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in business and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he volunteered in a community legal services program gaining hands on experience in family law matters and other areas of the law that benefited low income residents of Sacramento, California. 
 
Upon graduation from law school, Bryan and his wife Marice, returned to Arizona to be near family and friends.  Bryan was initially trained as a civil litigator prior to concentrating his practice on family law matters. Bryan has spent the majority of his over 30 years of practicing law as a family law attorney. Being a seasoned litigator and negotiator, Bryan has developed skills that cannot be taught in law school, only through experience. This broad experience and blend of disciplines gives Bryan the tools to approach cases with a battle-tested real world perspective.  Bryan has had the pleasure to get to know a variety of families and learn what they need in order to successfully resolve their family law case.
 
Bryan and his wife Marice currently reside in Phoenix and have three adult children.

High Asset Divorce

High net worth cases add complexity to issues such as property division, child support, and spousal maintenance, necessitating that only skilled and highly knowledgeable attorney’s handle these types of cases. In our experience, high stakes divorce cases can be dramatic, resource-intensive, long and stressful. An attorney must have the professional fortitude, experience and adequate resources at his or her disposal as well as access to top professional experts to effectively represent clients in these cases.
 
At Burggraff Tash Levy, you get more than standard legal representation, you get a strategic legal team that will work with you to achieve your goals and protect your interests.
 
Typically, divorce cases involving high net worth are multi-faceted and consist of more variables than standard divorce cases. These cases are complex and require sophisticated lawyering to produce a successful outcome.  Our team of skilled attorneys has handled divorce cases that involve the following issues:

Business Ownership, Assets, or Professional Practice

Many times, wealth is directly related to a business, business interests, or other assets that must be valued.  Our firm frequently works with experts who can accurately determine this value.  A winning case in many instances comes down to a battle of expert opinions. We carefully select and work with these experts to present a strong case and weaken the opposing experts opinions.

Forensic Accounting

We utilize forensic research and expert tracing techniques in order to accurately determine the parties’ financial holdings and history.  In addition to accurately determining the extent of the property, we determine the character of the property (whether it is community or separate property).

Legal, Financing, Accounting and Tax Issues

A lawyer in a high net worth divorce case must be able to detect a wide range of legal, finance, accounting and tax related issues. Issues like these often play a significant role in business entities, real estate, high value collections, benefit plans and other tangible and intangible property.  At our firm, we manage the best team of experts to prepare and present such cases.

International Complications

Some parties in high net worth divorce cases may have assets or investments that are owned or located in another state or country.  In these matters, your lawyer must be completely aware of the scenarios surrounding tax implications, alternative property and debt distribution in order to arrive at a favorable outcome.

Spousal Maintenance

Significant financial spousal maintenance is often a major issue to be negotiated or litigated.

Public Exposure

High risk exposure can be an issue if one or both parties engage in dramatic, combative and excessive discovery, negotiation, mediation, and/or litigation.  There are tools and techniques available to minimize unwanted public attention and preserve privacy.
 
Our firm possess the necessary experience you need to ensure that your assets are protected in a complex divorce proceeding.

Seeking Efficient Resolutions for Clients

If you are going through a divorce or another family law issue, you will want your case to be decided in a cost-effective and timely manner.  In a majority of divorce and family law cases, a fair and equitable resolution can be negotiated between the parties and their attorneys through the process of mediation.  
 
Bryan is a true advocate for his clients who are facing difficult family law matters.  Bryan currently serves as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court where he conducts settlement conferences and provides mediation services in family law related matters making him well-known and respected within the family law community.
 
Bryan takes pride in not only knowing that he will be well prepared for any hearing, mediation or trial but also ensures his clients are equally prepared.  By both Bryan and his clients being as prepared as possible at any hearing, mediation or trial, this will only strengthen the possibility of an efficient resolution of the case and put Bryan’s clients in a strong position to obtain the results they desire.

Bryan has litigated all family law issues including divorce, paternity, parenting time, child support, spousal maintenance, and relocation. Bryan has found that one of the most important steps in representing a client is to take the time to listen to what they have to say. Bryan believes that when you take the time to truly listen to what the client needs and what is most important to them, you can often reach a resolution that relieves the emotional and economic burden of family law matters. Call us today to see how our firm can help you.

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8980 E. Raintree Dr., Ste. 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-307-6800