Marisa C. Dane is an associate in the firm's Family Law Department. Ms. Dane handles a wide variety of cases, bringing her tenacity and knowledge to each matter, including: dissolution, legal separation, property characterization and division, child custody and visitation, pre-marital agreements, child and spousal support, paternity matters, domestic partnerships, and complex, high-asset matters. Ms. Dane has recent experience with cases involving valuation of business and partnership interests, goodwill, and stock options.
Ms. Dane is a member of the State Bar of California Bar Association, and the San Mateo County and the Santa Clara County Bar Associations.
Ms. Dane earned her J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Francisco School of Law in May 2008. She also graduated as a member of the McAuliffe Honor Society. While in law school, Ms. Dane was a member of the University of San Francisco Law Review and published her comment on real estate valuation in the marital dissolution context in the fall of 2007. She received a CALI Award for Excellence in Family Law in spring 2007 and an award for Best Brief for Moot Court in spring 2006.
Ms. Dane volunteers her time by handling pro bono cases through the Legal Aid Society’s Domestic Violence Collaborative.
Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP as an associate, Ms. Dane spent the summers after her first and second years of law school with the firm as a law clerk.
Ms. Dane earned her B.A. in History from the University of California, Berkeley with high honors. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Margaret F. Dellegrotti is an associate in the firm’s Family Law Department. Ms. Dellegrotti handles a variety of issues, including dissolution, property characterization and division, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and complex, high-asset matters. She is a member of the State Bar of California, San Mateo County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Ms. Dellegrotti received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2010. While in law school, she interned for the Santa Clara County Superior Court, Family Division, in the summer of 2008. After graduating law school, she contracted for several family law solo-practitioners in Santa Clara County. Most recently, Ms. Dellegrotti worked as an associate in the environmental department of a civil litigation defense law firm located in Orange County, litigating products liability/exposure cases.
Ms. Dellegrotti earned a B. A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Criminology in from University of California, Irvine. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time in the sun.
David C. Erb is an associate in the firm's Family Law Department, handling a wide range of issues, including: dissolution, property characterization and division, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and complex, high-asset matters. He is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the San Mateo County Bar Association, Contra Costa Bar Association and the Bar Association of San Francisco. Mr. Erb is admitted to practice in all California state courts, the United States District Court, Northern District of California and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth District.
Mr. Erb received his Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2010. While in school, he worked in the Private Equity Group at Silicon Valley Bank. At SVB he was a part of the Entrepreneur Services and Venture Capital Relationship Management Groups and helped with diligence and cross platform relationship efforts.
Before entering the legal field, Mr. Erb spent several years as a business valuation analyst, most recently at Burr, Pilger, Mayer, Inc. At BPM, Mr. Erb prepared valuations for compliance, litigation and strategic purposes. His client base consisted of private and public companies across several industries, with a primary focus on technology companies.
Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, LLP, Mr. Erb founded his own law firm in Walnut Creek, California, handling a variety of business, real estate and family law matters. During this period, Mr. Erb was a volunteer attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid, where he represented victims of domestic violence in contentious family law cases. He successfully advocated for clients in numerous hearings and trials before judicial officers in Contra Costa and Alameda County.
Mr. Erb earned his Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Finance) from Santa Clara University in 2007. While attending Santa Clara University, Mr. Erb was actively involved in his business fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, and his wealth management internship at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (formerly Smith Barney). He enjoys reading, traveling and playing golf in his free time.
Danielle M. Johnson is an associate in the firm's Family Law Department, handling a wide range of issues, including: dissolution, property characterization and division, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and complex, high-asset matters. She is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the American Bar Association, San Mateo County Bar Association and the Santa Clara County Bar Association.
Ms. Johnson graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law in May 2010. During law school, Ms. Johnson was a member of the Santa Clara University Law Review, and in the Fall 2009, published an article on same-sex divorce jurisdiction. She earned the CALI Excellence for the Future award in Legal Research & Writing in Spring 2008 and in Legislation in Fall 2009. She earned the Witkin Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Profession in Fall 2009. She won the award for Best Written Brief in Appellate Advocacy in Summer 2008, and was a member of the Dean's List all three years of law school.
Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada LLP as an associate, Ms. Johnson worked as a law clerk at the firm during her first year of law school. In the summer of 2009, she was a legal intern for the Honorable Socrates P. Manoukian in the criminal division of Santa Clara County Superior Court. Ms. Johnson was a paralegal for two years prior to attending law school.
Ms. Johnson earned her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University in 2005. She enjoys reading, traveling, politics, tennis, and is working on her golf game.
Anthony J. Tilghman, III is an associate who has been concentrating his practice in the firm's Business and Corporate Law Group since 2003. Mr. Tilghman successfully handles a wide range of matters for the firm's business clients, including: business formation and financing matters, business acquisitions, employment and labor matters, complex business and corporate issues, real estate transactions and disputes and construction negotiations and contracts. With this extensive expertise, Mr. Tilghman frequently supports the Family Law Group in intricate cases where business issues and employee equity incentive assets, including characterization and allocation of stock options, restricted stock units, and ESPP shares are involved. Mr. Tilghman consistently delivers the most professional, yet cost-effective, legal representation for a diverse client base.
Mr. Tilghman is a member of the State Bar of California, as well as the Palo Alto Area, San Mateo County and Santa Clara County Bar Associations. Until 2013, Mr. Tilghman also served for over 3 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation, a non-profit agency focusing on developing and maintaining low-and-moderate income housing in Palo Alto and the wider Bay Area.
Prior to joining Flicker, Kerin, Kruger & Bissada, Mr. Tilghman served as the Director of Business and Legal Affairs at CriticalSense, Inc., an internet-based, supply chain management company. Mr. Tilghman was also a corporate attorney at Cooley Godward, LLP in Silicon Valley. In this position, he successfully represented public and private company clients and honed his skills in a full range of corporate and securities matters, including: corporate formation, public offerings, venture capital financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, employee incentive programs, SEC reporting, general corporate governance and technology licensing.
Mr. Tilghman is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a Joseph Drown Scholar. During law school, he worked at Motown Records as a legal intern and at the FAME Renaissance Legal Clinic as a student volunteer. Before attending law school, Mr. Tilghman worked as a paralegal in San Francisco after graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Howard University in Washington, D.C.