Gevurtz Menashe

PDX 503.227.1515
WA 360.823.0410

Portland attorney and Gevurtz Menashe shareholder Zachary J. Fruchtengarten

Zachary J. Fruchtengarten

Managing Shareholder
Numbers are a big part of any divorce, whether regarding property divisions, custody or support. With an MBA and a stint at one of the country's largest accounting firms, Zach is equally comfortable in matters of both law and business. He is a committed and compassionate advocate who counsels clients through the challenges of a divorce no matter what the numbers say. As he guides people through some of the most difficult times in their lives, there's one thing that drives Zach: knowing he helped make a difference.

When not working with clients, you'll likely find Zach with his family sharing with them his love for cooking and fine food. His favorite menu? Warm Northwest evenings, some fresh local ingredients, and a backyard barbecue. When Zach is not cooking, you will find him enjoying one of his other passions, golf.


(503) 227-1515

(360) 823-0410

"Knowing I helped make a difference is what drives me."


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Oregon, 1996
  • Juris Doctorate/Masters of Business Administration Program, University of Oregon, 2001


Chamber and Partners - the world's leading provider of legal research and analysis, lists Zach Fruchtengarten as a Band 1 Notable Practitioner, stating he handles complex family law cases for high net worth individuals, and is respected for his approach to matters. "He is very engaging, easy to talk to," says an interviewee, adding: "He seems to be able to take the edge off the harsh reality of this practice area."


  • Member, Portland Collaborative Divorce 
  • Presenter, Oregon State Bar CLE "Family Law 101" Brownbag Series
  • Board Member, Oregon Club of Portland (University of Oregon), 2012-2013
  • Incoming Member, Oregon State Bar, Oregon family Law Executive Committee, 2011-2013
  • Committee Member, Campaign for Equal Justice, Mid-Size Firm Committee, 2011-2013
  • Founding/Steering Member, Multnomah County Family Law Group, 2009-2012
  • Managing Partner of SW Washington Practice for Gevurtz Menashe
  • Member, Donald Simpson Inns of the Court, Clark County, WA
  • Volunteer, Domestic Violence Project, Multnomah County
  • Co-Author, Oregon State Bar Family Law CLE, 2004 Supplement, 2008, and current update on Jurisdiction and Procedure
  • Member, Multnomah County Bar Association
  • Member, Washington County Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, OSB
  • Past Member, Young Lawyers Division OSB, Membership Committee
  • Member, Clark County Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Court Appointed Child Advocate, Multnomah County, 2002 - Present
  • Past Modest Means Program, Oregon State Bar


  • Member Old Town Chinatown Neighborhood Association Board
  • Young Lawyers Committee, Co-Chair, Jewish Federation
  • Cedar Sinai Park, Senior Care: Finance Committee, Foundation Board, O'Brian Board 2012-2015
  • Board Member, Cedar Sinai Home Services, 2012-2015
  • Committee Member, Jewish Federation of Oregon, Opening Night, 2011-2012
  • Committee Member, Jewish Federation of Oregon, Men's Night Out, 2008
  • Committee Member, Multnomah Athletic Club Golf Committee, 2011-2012
  • Board Member, Vista Soccer (Field Coordinator), 2009-2012
  • Board Member, Jewish Family and Child Services
  • MBA Imprint Volunteer
  • Planning Past Committee for the Transitional Youth Golf Tournament, 2010-2011