Philip Schwartz’s practice emphasizes the negotiation and litigation of major family law cases, including complex divorce and property division matters, interstate and international child and property issues, prenuptial agreements, relocation of children, child abduction and other matters.
He is a specialist in international family law, which deals with enforcement of court orders between countries, child abduction, division of foreign-based marital property, jurisdictional conflicts, choice of law, use of Hague, United Nations and Organization of American States conventions and other treaties, transnational discovery, locating hidden assets abroad, accessing and repatriating offshore accounts, related foreign tax issues.
Mr. Schwartz has been retained in eight U. S. states and two foreign countries to testify in court as an expert in family law cases regarding an international matter, and he has been engaged as an international consultant by lawyers in nine U.S. states and three countries.
Philip Schwartz received his Juris Doctor degree from George Washington Univ.; Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Tax, from Georgetown Univ.; B.S., International Economics (Minor in Mathematics) from George Washington Univ.; he is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Law Trial Lawyers (limited to 100 lawyers nationwide); he was recognized in World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers in Washington Metro Area and for 25 years in Best Lawyers in America; he is a Founding Fellow and Past President, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Fellow and Past Vice President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Member of the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law and the Hague Academy of Private International Law; Vice Chair of International Family Law Committee, ABA International Law Section; former chair of Family Law Section of the International Bar Association.