Collaborative Reproduction & Surrogacy Law
Essig & Evans LLP has a specialty practice representing intended parents, surrogates and donors in this emerging area of the law. Ellen Essig has developed a niche practice and specializes in collaborative reproduction/fertility law assisting clients worldwide with their surrogacy and other family-building needs. This aspect of her practice supports clients who desire to become parents through surrogacy and egg, sperm and embryo donation. She has worked with a variety of hopeful and parents including couples, singles and LGBT clients. In 2015, Ellen was proud to serve as co-counsel in the marriage equality case of Obergefell v. Hodges, et. al. which was successfully argued before the United States Supreme Court in April, 2015. Over the years, Ellen has helped thousands of families bring a child into their home. Ellen also provides legal advice to medical clinics and to matching agencies that support this approach to family building.