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Clark & Trevithick Announces New Shareholders

From left to right: Jonathan Smoller, Michele Friend, Tiffany Halimi, Bret Carter

Clark & Trevithick is pleased to announce its addition of 4 new shareholders effective February 1, 2019.

“We are pleased to recognize the talents and efforts of our four new shareholders who have diverse practice areas, expertise and exemplify the values and breadth of our firm’s commitment to provide a broad range of quality legal services to our clients.”  – Donald P. Clark, Founding Partner

  • Bret R. Carter: Bret is a member of our tax, trust and estates department. He also represents his clients in their corporate, business and real estate matters. Bret earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, where he was a member of The Order of Barristers and The Moot Court Board. He is active in the Rotary Club of Santa Monica and serves on the board of directors of the Santa Monica Boy Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Santa Monica Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

  • Michele B. Friend: Michele has 20 years of experience in business, real estate, trust and employment disputes.  Michele was also a CPA prior to law school, which gives her a unique ability to understand the economic and business concerns of her clients in addition to their legal issues.  Michele is the President of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs, Southern California Chapter.

  • Jonathan L. Smoller: Jon is an experienced civil litigator with an emphasis on real estate, contract, commercial, and business litigation.  Jon graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa at the University of California Los Angeles and received his JD at the UCLA School of Law. Jon is an active Rotarian and two-time past president of the Downtown Los Angeles Rotary Club.

  • Tiffany A. Halimi: Tiffany’s practice focuses on tax, trusts and estate planning matters.  Tiffany received both her MBA and JD from Pepperdine University and uses the cross section of her two graduate degrees to advise clients on family business succession planning, as well as advise trustees on the administration of simple and complex trusts.

About Clark & Trevithick

Clark & Trevithick is a full service Los Angeles-based law firm that has been representing clients throughout California for 40 years. The firm’s attorneys have broad expertise which permits Clark & Trevithick to provide its clients with the comprehensive legal advice necessary to operate in today’s business environment. For more information, visit