Neal Raymond Hersh
Neal Raymond Hersh is a founding partner of the firm, Hersh Mannis LLP. With nearly 40 years of professional practice in the area of Family Law, Mr. Hersh is nationally known for discreetly representing public figures, celebrities and high asset individuals. Mr. Hersh has exceptional expertise in international matrimonial law matters involving cross border wealth protection of the international elite. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 and 2020, Mr. Hersh and the firm of Hersh Mannis LLP were named by Chambers’ Worldwide, as among the world’s leading high net worth legal advisors. Mr. Hersh and his two firm partners, Joseph Mannis and Adam Philip Lipsic were also each ranked “Leaders in the Field” in the Chambers and Partners Guide.
Mr. Hersh has stated on many occasions that in dealing with celebrity clients, the media has an interest in everything they do, and certainly their divorce cases create the opportunity for high exposure. “When a celebrity litigates his/her divorce the entire world watches and has opinions on what the celebrities do both in and out of court. We often interact with publicists, business managers and personal managers in order to assure that the celebrity client gets through this process as quickly as possible, with the least amount of media attention (to the extent that is possible) and make sure that their public image remains intact through at the conclusion of the process.”
Industry accolades of late include LegalWeek’s highly coveted 2019 Transatlantic Private Client Team of the Year which Mr. Hersh earned on behalf of Hersh Mannis in the U.S., and Farrer & Co in England. Additionally, for the past two years, The Los Angeles Business Journal has named Mr. Hersh among Los Angeles’ Most Influential Litigators. Each year, The Hollywood Reporter also names Mr. Hersh among their list of Los Angeles Power Lawyers for his work and innovation on behalf of the entertainment elite, and Mr. Hersh is also acknowledged for his successful representation of the Hollywood elite in high conflict situations. In 2018, 2019 and 2020, Variety’s Legal Impact Report identified Mr. Hersh and founding partner, Joseph Mannis as the top family law attorneys making a significant legal impact in the entertainment community.
In June of 2020, Mr. Hersh was elected President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a group that was established expressly to represent and promote the highest degree of excellence in the area of Family Law. Mr. Hersh is also well known for moderating important panel discussions on significant areas of the law including the Obergefell Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality and industry panel presentations on cross-border wealth protection of the international elite. He is a regular commentator in social media, providing thoughtful legal insight on pending celebrity cases for Vanity Fair, E! Television, The Hollywood Reporter, Buzzfeed, Marie Claire, The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, Celebrity Justice and Court TV, Larry King Live, KABC news, Entertainment Tonight, Rivera Live, and The O’Reilly Factor. Hersh is often featured in editorial pieces for The Hollywood Reporter, Vanity Fair, Grazia, Marie Claire, and has appeared in The Los Angeles Daily Journal, Newsweek, People, The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Worth Magazine and Playboy. Mr. Hersh has also authored for Inside The Minds™ – Strategies for Family Law in California, 2011 Edition, published by Aspatore.
Mr. Hersh is a graduate of UCLA, received his J.D. degree from Southwestern University School of Law, and in 2016, was the recipient of the prestigious Max Goodman Award. In 2017, an academic scholarship was established in his name. Mr. Hersh is admitted to practice before all Courts in the State of California as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Mr. Hersh is also a past Chair and current member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Family Law Section, Member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, California State Bar Family Law Section, Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Section. Mr. Hersh is a Member of the Order of Distinguished Attorneys for the Beverly Hills Bar Association. Mr. Hersh prevailed on three appellate decisions, the most recent, in 2017, in re Marriage of Rothstein.
Mr. Hersh is married and enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. In his spare time, Mr. Hersh also enjoys writing and has written a story which is a comedy relating to family law that has been sold to a major studio, hopefully to be made into a movie in the near future.