Marc André Bertet
Attorney at Law
Marc André Bertet brings substantial experience and a breadth of knowledge to the field of family law, having represented renowned members of the entertainment industry, politicians, and other high net worth individuals.
An outspoken activist in the LGBTQ community in Los Angeles, Marc is also a leader in Family Law on the topic of same sex marriage, registered domestic partnerships and dissolutions. He is recognized for his work on behalf of same sex couples in preparation and negotiation of premarital/post nuptial/marital settlement agreements and pursuit/defense of parentage actions (child custody), property rights, partner/spousal support, and taxation issues specific to same sex couples. Creating awareness to other family law practitioners in representing LGBTQ clients, Marc served as both key architect and panel expert at the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 48th Annual Family Law Symposium, in May 2016, where Marc lectured on the US Supreme Court ruling Obergefell v. Hodges 135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015) (legalizing same sex marriage in the United States) and how the landmark decision effects same sex couples in dissolution proceedings. In 2016, Marc was co-architect on a panel presentation, and lectured on same-sex marriage and dissolutions at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, entitled: Marriage Equality in the 21stCentury. In educating his peers, it is important to Marc to raise awareness of issues specific to same-sex couples, to eliminate bias, and to create an environment of cultural awareness among family law practitioners in representing same-sex couples.
In 2018, the esteemed Los Angeles Business Journal named Marc among LA’s Most Influential Minority Attorneys, for his work championing the LGBTQ community. That same year, Marc’s professional peers at The Los Angeles County Bar Association named Marc as a leader in the field of LGBT rights, and honored him for his tireless efforts on behalf of the legal community in Los Angeles. In 2017 Marc was a finalist for the Annual Corporate Citizenship Award by the LA Business Journal, for his philanthropic work and contributions to the LA Gay and Lesbian Center and for his volunteer work for the annual AIDS/Life Cycle charity ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
Apart from his longstanding work on behalf of the LGBTQ community, Marc has a strong academic discipline in the legal field. He contributed to the CEB publication Dividing Pensions and Other Employee Benefits in California Divorces, Chapter 2, Initial Procedures and Pretrial Orders. He also co-authored a chapter on Fiduciary Duty Between Spouses for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Family Law Symposium Reference Book. Marc has been recognized numerous times on the Southern California Rising Stars list, featuring outstanding young lawyers in Los Angeles Magazine and in the Southern California Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Edition.
Marc is an active member of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He was a member of the planning committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s 40th Annual Family Law Symposium.