Lonnie K. Seide

Biography

Lonnie K. Seide was born in Huntington, New York. He was recognized as the Best Family Law Lawyer - Orange County 2020 by Best Lawyers in America. Lonnie graduated from Northeastern University (B.S., with honors) and St. John's University School of Law (J.D.). He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the New York Bar, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Bar. Lonnie is listed as one of the best lawyers in America by Best Lawyers in America and listed by Super Lawyers.

Lonnie is a Partner of Minyard Morris and limits his practice to Family Law.

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D.
  • Northeastern University
    • B.S., with Honors

Honors

  • Best Family Law Lawyer - Orange County for 2020 by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America each year since 2012 - Orange County Family Law
  • Listed as an Orange County Family Law Super Lawyer each year since 2004
  • AV Peer Review Rated (the highest rating) by Martindale.com
  • AVVO Rated 10 out of 10 (Superb) - Orange County Family Law

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association's Judiciary Committee, 2016 to 2018
  • Founding Fellow of the Society of Fellows of the Orange County Bar Foundation
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Southern California Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Chair of the Family Law Spring Retreat - AAML
  • Co-Dean of the Family Law Annual Institute of Family Law Trial Advocacy - AAML
  • Former member of the the Family Law Section Executive Committee of the State Bar
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Family Law Section of the Orange County Bar Association - where he was Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, and President
  • Served on the Administration of Justice Committee of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Founding member of the Orange County Jewish Bar Association
  • Member of the State Bar of California
  • Member of the Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Pacific Marine Mammal Center 2015-2018 (Including Chair 2017-2018)

Classes & Seminars

  • Lectured at the AAML Trial Advocacy Institute on "Reading Corporate Tax Returns"
  • Lectured at the OCBA seminar "The Fiduciary Duty Minefield"
  • Lectured for the Orange County Bar Association Family Law section on “Cash Flow Available for Support and Business Valuation Basics, a ‘How to’,” and “Family Law Trial Skills Workshop
  • Lectured for Continuing Education of the Bar on "Family Law Practice: 23rd Annual Recent Developments,"; "Family Law Practice: 22nd Annual Recent Developments,"; "Family Law Practice: 21st Annual Recent Developments,"; "Family Law Practice: 19th Annual Recent Developments Program,"; "Family Law Practice: 18th Annual Recent Developments Program,"; "Family Law Practice: 17th Annual Recent Developments Program," and "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Support," for the Orange County Barristers
  • Frequent speaker for the Public Law Center of Orange County on Family Law issues

Representative Cases

  • Kamgar v. Kamgar, 18 Cal.App.5th 136 (2017)
  • Melissa v. Melissa, 212 Cal.App.4th 598 (2012)
  • Paulsen, et. al. v. County of Nassau, et. al., 925 F.2d 65 (2d Cir. 1991)

Published Works

  • "The Professional Practice Buy-Sell Agreement," Orange County Lawyer
  • "The Date of Separation Parallax: Then or Now," Orange County Lawyer
  • Co-authored "The Genesis and Development of Enhanced Earning Capacity," American Conference Institute
  • "Preparation of Expert Forensic Accountant for Trial," Nassau Academy of Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Family Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Practice Areas

  • Family Law

Bar Admission

  • California, 1992
  • Massachusetts, 1985
  • New York, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeal 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Current Employment Position

  • Member