Meet the Team

Transitions Legal Corporate Values

(We abide by these values in Collaborative Practice as well as Litigation, Mediation, and post-Divorce cases.)

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Provide compassionate, professional divorce and family law support, with emphasis on facilitating smooth transitions
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Recognize and value the emotional side of divorce in equal measure to the legal side

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Emphasize active and empathetic listening
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Appreciate the process of divorce and family law resolution – cases deserve and require time to achieve fruitful outcomes
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Maintain a mediative philosophy, which means balanced, anti-adversarial, and with an approach to every situation with the belief that there is a possibility for a mutually acceptable resolution
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Pay attention to detail
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Remain passionate about effective, accurate, and ethical legal representation

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Achieve compassionate person-to-person connection
Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

Principal

Divorce lawyer Alisa Peskin-Shepherd chose to practice family law after spending the early years of her life witnessing family dysfunction, relationships that came and went, and yearning for security through strong family dynamics. A strong leader with an open mind, Alisa teaches others that they can cultivate strength to get through difficult times. Determination, perseverance, and discipline are core traits she teaches clients, with a healthy respect for family.

An approved Michigan mediator and Collaborative Divorce professional, Alisa Peskin-Shepherd has more than 30 years of experience practicing law in the state of Michigan, in Oakland County, Wayne County, and Macomb County.

She is specially trained as a family law expert, divorce lawyer, and custody mediator as well as a collaborative divorce lawyer.

Alisa also has experience in school and employment law, and acts as a guardian-ad-litem, protecting the interests of children within the legal system.

Alisa has completed special training in domestic violence through the State Bar of Michigan Open Justice Commission.

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Zoe Fields

Zoe Fields

Legal Assistant and Office Manager

Zoe brings five years of experience as a legal assistant in family law and a lifelong fascination with the legal system to her work with Transitions Legal. She earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Wayne State University in 2016 and will finish law school in 2023. “I like the structure of law,” Zoe says. “It’s an interesting opportunity to help people. I like being a resource for people through different times in their lives.”

Zoe lives with her boyfriend, two cats, and a rabbit in Royal Oak, Mich., and spends her free time reading post-modern American fiction and legal opinions, doing puzzles, watching Supreme Court oral arguments on YouTube, and cooking.

Kacie Pohlman

Kacie Pohlman

Associate Attorney

A graduate of University of Findlay (Ohio) with a dual-major in art and psychology, and a law degree from University of Toledo, Kacie Pohlman chose the profession of law because “it allows you to assist people in their lives. It’s not an easy field to navigate on your own, so I liked having that knowledge in order to assist more in-depth in people’s lives.”

During her college studies, Kacie studied romantic relationships and group therapy, adding knowledge that informs her legal career  and inspiring her to choose family law as her area of specialty. She also learned conflict resolution and attachment styles to better understand how people react and manage conflict, which informs her work with the Our Family in Two Homes resource that Transitions Legal offers to clients.

“Divorce is often uprooting the lives people have established,” says Kacie. “I enjoy being able to help people create a new beginning that they’re comfortable with and walk away as happy as they can.”

When she’s not practicing law, Kacie crochets, kayaks and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Growing up in the Ohio countryside, she sought the energy of suburban Detroit when she moved here with her husband and two cats, Roland and Chives. She lives in West Bloomfield.

Before Kacie joined Transitions Legal in 2022, she worked in family law and personal injury/no-fault law at a firm where she was tasked with creating a family law division. During law school, she served as president of Outlaw, the campus LGBT organization, for two years.

Kacie completed law school during the pandemic and started her career with Zoom court. “Kacie has a really bright and positive demeanor,” says Alisa Peskin-Shepherd, founder and principal of Transitions Legal. “She comes in excited to work, and her joy and spirit add an ease to the firm. She is a great addition to our team.”

Lynne Golodner

Lynne Golodner

Director of Marketing

Lynne Golodner began working with Alisa Peskin-Shepherd in 2013, to create a brand and a presence for Alisa’s nascent law firm. Lynne guided the branding and narrative formation for Transitions Legal and has supported the firm’s growth ever since. Through her company, Your People LLC, Lynne built and manages the firm website, guides blogging efforts, manages social media, secures interviews and exposure for Alisa and the firm in media, plans and facilitates brand-building events, distributes a monthly newsletter, and more efforts to establish and build a strong brand presence.

An author of eight books, Lynne was a journalist for 15 years for magazines and newspapers across the nation; she also hosts the Make Meaning Podcast, where Alisa was a guest on this episode.

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