Category Archives: LGBTQI

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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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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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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Professional Advisors Series, “Marriage Matters – Nuanced Advising of LGBTQ Clients in Relationships”

See the event on horizonsfoundation.org When: October 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm Where: Transamerica Pyramid, 48th Floor Transamerica Pyramid 600 Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94111 Cost: Free The Supreme Court’s marriage equality rulings were game-changes for the LGBTQ community. However, navigating tax, estate, and legal issues still requires special expertise and […]

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Tips for LGBT Divorce Work (California)

By Ann Buscho, Ph.D and Charlie Spiegel, Esq. for Collaborative Practice California. Some wonder if now 1 year after the US Supreme Court extended marriage equality nationwide, if our practices with same gender couples divorcing are now all the same as with mixed gender (straight) couples? Here are some tips of some of the things […]

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Ruth Spiegal Dies at 88

Ruth Helen Weinstein Spiegel died Oct. 22 at the Cohen-Rosen Residence at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., according to her family. She was 88 and died of “old age” her family said. Two of Spiegel’s three sons were gay and she had “multiple LGBT descendants” according to her son, Charles Spiegel […]

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Legal Issues Series, Part 1: LGBTQ Family Protections

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 10 AM – 2 PM Children’s Council 445 Church St, San Francisco, California 94114 Legal life post-marriage equality: Legal experts discuss what the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling does – and does not – provide for. We’ll also get updates on the status of other California state and federal laws […]

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Separating with Hearts and Smarts – A Guide for LGBTQ Couples

The US Supreme Court has made marriage equality a reality nationwide! But what particular issues do LGBTQ families face during the major life shifts of separation or divorce? How can we, as individuals and as a community, make these transitions with Hearts and Smarts? This workshop is appropriate for people with or without kids who […]

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  • Contact Charles Spiegel

    Main Office and Mailing Address: 1102 Sanchez St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    (415) 644-4555 CharlesSpiegelLaw@gmail.com

    Also Seeing Clients:
    at 870 Market St., S.F., Ca.
    and in Montclair (Oakland)
    and in Orinda.

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  • About Charles Spiegel

    Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes prenuptial planning, divorce and custody mediation, adoption, surrogacy 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. He served on the Board of Directors for KidsTurn.org and Collaborative Practice California; and and now serves on the Board of CP-SF.com.

    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 SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.