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Frederick Hertz

Lawyer, mediator and author

Frederick Hertz is a lawyer, mediator and author who currently practices non-traditional family law and mediation in Oakland, California, focusing on the formation and dissolution of property co-ownership agreements and the resolution of property and financial disputes between siblings, families, spouses and domestic partners, business partners, friends, and unmarried couples. Fred is the author of <em>Legal Affairs: Essential Advice for Same-Sex Couples</em> (Owl Books 1998) and co-author of three Nolo Press books: <em>A Legal Guide for Lesbian and Gay Couple</em>; <em>Living Together: A Legal Guide for Unmarried Couples</em>; and <em>Making it Legal: A Guide to Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions</em>. Fred has appeared as a panelist for California Continuing Education, Rutter Group, California State Bar, and Bar Association of San Francisco programs, has appeared on the<em> Oprah Winfrey Show</em>, <em>the Today Show</em>, <em>All Things Considered,</em> and<em> Talk of the Nation</em>, and is often quoted in the <em>New York Times</em>, the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, the <em>Advocate</em>, and other national publications. More information on him and his books can be found at <a href="http://www.SameSexLaw.com" target="_hplink">www.SameSexLaw.com</a> and <a href="http://www.MakingItLegal.net" target="_hplink">www.MakingItLegal.net</a>.