Before joining the firm, Fred was a sole practitioner for 16 years, emphasizing family law, including dissolution, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, property division, paternity, pre-nuptials, and post-judgment modifications. Later in his practice, Fred added estate planning, focusing on the drafting of wills, trusts, advanced healthcare directives, and powers of attorney.
Prior to private practice, Fred was the General Manager and Corporate Counsel for a clothing manufacturer and wholesaler. As a San Jose lawyer, Fred has experience in handling matters in business organization and liquidation, various litigation matters including construction, civil and business litigation, as well as insurance defense and personal injury.
Fred is active in his community, both as a Rotarian, serving on the Rotary Foundation Board, as well as various other fundraising and social committees. He is also on the board at the Recovery Cafe San Jose, a young non-profit entity that seeks to help with alternate programs for homeless, rehab, and reentry members.
Fred is married to Shari Mordhorst Begun, who is a regional sales manager in the semi-conductor industry.
Business and Professional Associations:
•Santa Clara County Bar Association
•Santa Clara County Estate Planning Counsel
•Rotary Club of San Jose
•Recovery Cafe San Jose