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 a decade ago. The founding Executive Director of Our Family Coalition, the San Francisco-based attorney recently received the organization’s Groundbreaker Award for his lifelong advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ families.

We recently chatted with Charlie about what couples considering adoption or surrogacy can expect, how they can prepare for what he calls a “marathon of sprints,” and how the LGBTQ adoption and surrogacy landscape has changed over the years.

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