Rebecca Hughes Tran
Rebecca Tran is an experienced trial attorney who has been practicing law in Santa Clara County for more than 20 years. She is a California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization Certified Family Law Specialist. She serves as Judge Pro Tem in Superior Court at mandatory settlement conferences and on the default judgment calendar. She served for two years on the Santa Clara County Bar Association Judiciary Committee, which evaluates judicial candidates at the request of the California governor. She is a graduate of Smith College and the University of California, Davis, School of Law.
Rebecca provides representation and consultation in contested divorces in addition to serving as a mediator for clients who wish to jointly negotiate settlement. She specializes in resolving complex property division issues, including valuation and characterization of closely held companies and professional practices, and in resolving issues related to child and spousal support. Regardless of the size of the community estate, Rebecca works with clients to evaluate the cost-benefit of available courses of action to resolve issues that relating to characterization, valuation and division of assets. She has represented directors and vice presidents at Fortune 500 companies, partners and shareholders in various types of professional practices, and consultants and executive officers of private companies. She has handled cases involving community estates of all sizes, including those valued in excess of $30 million dollars. The issues that typically arise in division of property include:
- characterization of the separate and community interest in assets such as stock options, restricted stock units, accounts that were held prior to marriage or after separation, closely held businesses, and real estate.
- valuation of small businesses and professional practices, pension plans, and real estate.
- determination of income available for support
- the marital standard of living
Before opening her own family law practice in 2007, she spent six years at the firm McManis Faulkner where she handled business and corporate cases and took on several high-profile civil cases that went to trial with successful verdicts. At McManis she was also lead associate attorney on a number of high-asset divorce cases. Rebecca has handled numerous appeals and has argued several times before the Sixth District Court of Appeal. She is a member of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California and a volunteer for Maitri. She served for two years on the Board of Managers of the YMCA of Santa Clara Valley, Central Branch and the Santa Clara County Women Lawyers Committee. In 1898, before becoming a lawyer she was a reporter for the Gilroy Dispatch.