Brittany Stephens Pearson

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Brittany Stephens Pearson
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Media & Presentations
  • Professional & Community
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3256
F 612.371.3207
Brenda K. Rowe
T 612.371.3532
  • Minnesota

Brittany Stephens Pearson practices exclusively in the area of family law, and has particular expertise dealing with complex financial issues including business interests and self-employment income, executive compensation and benefits, trusts, non-marital claims, and complex tax-related issues. She advises clients on divorce, antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements, custody and parenting-time rights, child support, spousal maintenance, paternity, third-party custody, grandparent visitation, stepparent adoption matters and post-decree matters.

Brittany approaches family law with careful analysis and common sense. When active planning and cooperation do not facilitate a resolution, Brittany emerges as an aggressive litigator whose attention to detail underpins her vigorous and persuasive advocacy of clients.

Awards & Recognition
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota (2016)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2008-2012, 2014- 2016)
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2013-2015)
Experience
  • Represented clients in dozens of family law cases involving ownership interests in private businesses in a wide variety of industries and geographies, including issues related to business valuation, transactions, compensation and other business income.
  • Represented clients in many family law cases involving executives in public and private companies, including issues related to executive compensation, stock options, restricted stock awards, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, and other unique employment benefits.
  • Successfully negotiated and litigated cases involving property division, including multimillion dollar nonmarital claims; spousal maintenance; custody; parenting time; child support; and attorneys’ fees.
  • Successfully negotiated many antenuptial (prenuptial) and postnuptial agreements for estates with values of $1 million to $50 million, particularly involving closely-held business interests and executive compensation and benefits.
  • Worked extensively with clients involving assets held in trust.
  • Worked extensively with clients who have children with disabilities, including the potential uses for special and supplemental needs trusts in family law cases.
  • Advised clients on tax issues related to spousal maintenance and property division, including tax strategies in settlement negotiations or trial positions.
  • Represented clients in family law appellate issues.
Media & Presentations
Publications
09.01.14
“Strategic Use of the Tax Filing Status: How IRS Rules Can Affect Clients’ Financial Settlements,” Family Advocate
Admissions
  • Minnesota
Professional & Community

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, Member
4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T 612.371.3256
F 612.371.3207
Brenda K. Rowe
T 612.371.3532
  • University of Minnesota Law School

    (J.D., cum laude, 2005)

  • Carleton College

    (B.A., magna cum laude, 2002)

  • Minnesota

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