Fertility Law 101



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Family Law
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Original Air Date:
March 1, 2021
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About the Program

While primarily a transactional practice, Fertility Law is often at the edge of social issues and human rights. The practice protects the rights of those using the assistance of a surrogate and/or a sperm/egg/embryo donor to become parents. We will cover the basics of the rights, responsibilities and obligations of the parties that are incorporated into the legal contracts as well as the steps necessary to obtain legal parentage for our clients. We will also touch on the intersectionality of Fertility Law with other practices such as family, immigration, employment law and Trusts & Estates planning.

Meet the Speakers
Rose Pondel


Pondel Law

Rose Kesten Pondel, founder of Pondel Law, is a California licensed attorney. Rose’s practice focuses on family formation and reproductive matters including surrogacy, egg donation, sperm donation, parenting plans, family estate planning and mediation.

Rose is recognized as one of the top surrogacy lawyers in California and regularly speaks to physician groups, attorneys and fertility patients regarding the state of surrogacy law in California and how it effects the options of assisted reproduction that are available to her clients.  Rose works with fertility patients both domestically and internationally and has experience working with clients from Europe, China, Japan, Australia, Central and South America, Israel and around the world.

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Ellie Javadi


Javadi Law, APC

Ellie Javadi is a graduate of UCLA School of Law. Prior to starting her own practice, Ellie litigated for over 5 years at a complex multi-party plaintiffs firm. After going through the grueling process of IVF to have her first child, Ellie developed a passion for helping people achieve their dreams of being parents. She quit the corporate world and opened her own practice dedicated to Reproductive Law in 2009. Today she has domestic and international clients and takes pride in making the legal portion of their journey to parenthood as smooth and seamless as possible.

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Allie Weinstein


Partner Law Offices of Allie Weinstein, Inc.

Allie practices family law and family formation law in Los Angeles, California. She founded this law firm to bring dedicated and effective legal representation to clients struggling through highly emotional issues. 

Allie attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with highest distinction. She received the William J. Branstrom Freshman Prize and was named a James A. Angell Scholar. Immediately following her studies at Michigan, Allie attended law school at the University of California, Davis where she began working at the UC Davis Family Protection and Advocacy Clinic. Prior to founding her own firm, she worked at Trope and Trope, a family law firm in Los Angeles.

 In addition to her family law practice, she has gained extensive experience in drafting and negotiating Surrogacy, Egg and Sperm Donation Contracts, and Embryo Donation Contracts on behalf of local and international clients. 

Allie is a member of the California Bar Association’s family law section, the American Bar Association’s family law section, the Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Allie routinely speaks on panels to educate other attorneys as well as Intended Parents and Surrogates. Allie is currently co-chair of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Section on Family Formation Law.

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