Elizabeth Van Clief

Elizabeth Van Clief: Attorney with Van Clief & Van Clief LLP
  • Founder and Partner at Van Clief & Van Clief LLP (2 Attorneys)
  • 2255 Avenida De La Playa, Suite 4A, La Jolla, CA 92037
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ELIZABETH VAN CLIEF is a founder and partner of the firm. Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from UCSD, a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law, and a Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law. Elizabeth’s technical background allows her to bring a mathematical approach to her practice.

Elizabeth is dedicated to providing the highest level of expert services to divorcing spouses and family law attorneys in the areas of retirement benefits and equity-based compensation. Elizabeth is a frequent lecturer to family law attorneys and retirement benefits plan administrators in California on the topics of QDROs, division of community property, drafting marital settlement agreement language, subpoenaing retirement benefits information, effective use of an expert, and advanced stock options calculations. Elizabeth is also the past president of the Western Pension & Benefits Council, San Diego, and the past Co-Chair of the Taxation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association.

Elizabeth is proud to offer her clients an efficient, cost-effective, and ethical approach to accurately valuing and dividing the community interest in retirement benefits.

(Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, California State Bar).

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Tax Law
  • Pension and Profit Sharing Plans
  • Employee Benefits
  • Business Law
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
  • ERISA Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
858-777-7912  Phone
858-333-5560  Phone
858-333-5120  Fax
University Attended:
University of California, San Diego, B.A., Mathematics and Economics, 2004
Law School Attended:
University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2006; University of San Diego School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 2007
Year of First Admission:
2007, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; 2009, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 2007, California
( Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, California State Bar )
Hobbies & interests:
Toastmasters of La Jolla public speaking group

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