Author Archives: Charles Spiegel

Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes divorce and custody mediation, adoption and real estate matters. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the bay area's LGBT family organization. Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy award from San Francisco's Jewish Family & Children's Services in 2009 for his advocacy for families. He has lived and raised his family in the bay area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

Client Spotlight: Attorney and LGBTQ Advocate Charlie Spiegel Discusses How to Prepare for Growing Your Family

Written by Hayley Thompson, Managing Director, First Republic Bank Charlie Spiegel began his career in real estate law, but a passion for helping people in the LGBTQ community and others navigate the complexities of getting married and forming families — whether through adoption or surrogacy — inspired him to move full time into family law over […]

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Press Release: Our Family Coalition Celebrates 21 Years

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION April 24, 2017 CONTACT: Polly Pagenhart, Policy & Communications Director (415) 981-1960, polly@ourfamily.org OUR FAMILY COALITION CELEBRATES 21 YEARS ADVOCATING FOR LGBTQ FAMILIES AT NIGHT OUT GALA Congresswoman Barbara Lee, AT&T CA President Ken McNeely, and Noe Valley Attorney Charlie Spiegel to be honored SAN FRANCISCO – On Friday, May […]

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May 12, 2017 : Our Family Coalition’s Annual Night Out Event

View the press release here Early bird tickets available for 14 days! Purchase your tickets here today. This event will sell out. For more information, email us at NightOut@OurFamily.org

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This revolution will not be televised

Originally posted on the Bay Area Reporter “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” the title and refrain written by Gil Scott-Heron in 1970, is far better known than its last line: “[t]he Revolution will be live.” In fact, 1970 was also the year I finished elementary school knowing I was different and “wrong,” without knowing […]

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Facebook Page of Charles Spiegal, Attorney and Mediator

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Community Boards

Community Boards operates the oldest public conflict resolution center in the United States. We have an excellent reputation for supplying high-quality programs in the community for forty years. ADVISORY COUNCIL Tracy Lemmon, Chair | Terry Amsler | Bob Bailey | Kathleen Coogan | Jon Eldan | Bill Hafferty | Fred Lambright | Joseph Ragazzo | […]

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LGBT Legal Community Contacts

The BASF Equality Committee’s subcommittee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) and the National Association of Law Placements (NALP) Committee on Gay/Lesbian/Bi Issues have compiled a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)-sensitive contacts at legal employers throughout the Bay Area. View all LGBT contact at […]

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San Francisco Waldorf School’s Professional Directory

Spiegel, Charles (Alumni Parent) Charles Spiegel Law 842 Elizabeth Street, Suite #1 San Francisco, CA 94114 Phone: (415) 644-4555 charlesspiegellaw@gmail.com www.charlesspiegellaw.com Family Law and Real Estate Attorney and Mediator Friendly Family Law Attorney, Mediator and Collaborative Practitioner. Working in the following areas: Real Estate, Custody and Divorce, Adoption and Surrogacy, Pre and Post Nuptial Planning […]

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Enormous election loss

We need not to lose track that margins of victory were razor thin in the presidential race (20,000 votes in Wisconsin, 70,000 votes in Pennsylvania) and that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote nationwide. That means that more than half those who voted nationally believe what we believe. Third party candidates got 10 times the […]

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Here’s how you can help change the world

Dear Families and Friends, After September 11, 2001, I didn’t know how to parent my then 4-year old daughter if the country’s tallest skyscrapers could be made to “fall down.” A wise educator gave me advice I followed for many years, explaining we had to provide our children with the illusion of security, and as […]

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