Ariel Leichter-Maroko received a B.S. degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law. He was an associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, LLP in Palo Alto, where he practiced intellectual property, antitrust, and complex corporate litigation until he opened his own practice in Beverly Hills in 2008 concentrating on family law practice.  Ariel is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. His practice concentrates on complex family law litigation, writs, and appeals. Mr. Leichter-Maroko’s prior experience in finance and investment banking, his understanding of complex financial structures, and his intimate knowledge of computer systems has also been invaluable in his ability to analyze, research, and present highly complex property and support issues.  Ariel also lectures on family law procedures and acts as a consultant to other attorneys in difficult family law cases involving complex finances.