Founded by two of the most highly regarded domestic relations attorneys in the nation, Ain & Bank is a leading practice devoted to family law and all its complexities. Principals Sanford K. Ain, Rita M. Bank (Ret.), and Lauren E. Shea are listed in Best Lawyers In America and are consistently peer-rated among the best lawyers in the Washington, D.C. area. Collectively, our Principals have more than a century of combined experience, and have successfully resolved some of the most notable and complex family law cases in the country.
Our attorneys are highly skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in all facets of family law. These areas include divorce, property division, custody and support issues, business evaluation, business succession, related tax issues, and integrated solutions for wealth management and preservation. We also serve as general and civil litigation counsel to high net-worth clients and their businesses.
While we excel at negotiation, and most of our cases are resolved privately, we also have the in-house capacity to handle complex litigation on behalf of clients, if necessary and appropriate. Our attorneys have significant trial and appellate experience and have been leaders in shaping family law.We take an active leadership role in professional organizations and local and national bar associations, including service as current and past-President of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, former counsel to the District of Columbia Bar, and former Vice-Chair of the District of Columbia Bar Admissions Committee.
Because of our in-depth knowledge of family law, our attorneys are frequently asked by local and national media for their expert opinions. We are often retained as mediators and arbitrators to help others resolve disputes without litigation. Professional colleagues frequently seek our advice, both locally and nationally.
Firm Practice Areas
- Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
- Family Law
- Family Law Mediation
- Real Estate Law