Brian Vertz

Brian Vertz

Pittsburgh Lawyer - Financial and Business Issues in Divorce
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Pennsylvania
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Summary

Brian C. Vertz is well-known for compassion and experience, representing clients from all walks of life. As one of Pennsylvania's leading family lawyers, he has more than 25 years of experience in all areas of family law.

Brian is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, having passed a rigorous examination and earning the approval of family lawyers and judges for his skill, professionalism and commitment. He is the Past President of the Pennsylvania chapter and co-chair of two national committees. He is a board member and Secretary of the AAML Foundation, dedicated to charitable causes for children. He is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, who focus on cross-border custody and divorce issues including Hague Convention cases.

Brian C. Vertz applies his impressive advocacy in trial and appeals courts, and makes out-of-court settlements in routine and difficult divorce cases, complex child support, division of marital property, business valuation, and enforcement of prenup and marital settlements. He is recognized as an authority on complex financial divorce, having written a nationally-distributed legal treatise on matrimonial tax issues, Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation. He earned his MBA with his law degree, and holds a CVA in business valuation.

Brian's work has been recognized, with his selection as 2019 Best Lawyer of the Year for family law in Pennsylvania (Best Lawyers in America), and one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in Pittsburgh (Super Lawyers); as well as Martindale Hubbell's AV-Preeminent rating for ethics and skill. New clients may call Brian at 412-471-9000.

Education
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
B.A | English
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University of Pittsburgh - Katz Graduate School of Business
MBA
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Professional Experience
Partner
Pollock Begg (Pollock Begg Komar Glasser Vertz & Williams LLC)
- Current
Senior Associate
Reed Smith
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Family Law Update
PBI
Slicing the Pie: Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania
PBI
Business Valuation
PBI
Family Law Update
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Family Law Update
Pennslyvania Bar Institute
Fundamentals of Family Law
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Certifications
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Accredited Valuation Analyst
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
Awards
Top 50 Super Lawyers - Pittsburgh 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
Super Lawyers
2019 Best Lawyer of the Year - Pennsylvania Family Law
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyers (Family Law)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Best Lawyers In America 2010 (Family Law)
Best Lawyers In America (White/Woodward)
Professional Associations
AAML - Pennsylvania Chapter
Treasurer, Past President
- Current
Activities: Having previously served as President in 2019, I have "graduated" to the dual roles of Treasurer and Past President of the Pennsylvania chapter.
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AAML Foundation
Secretary - Board Member
- Current
Activities: AAML Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit making grants in 34 states to help children and families in need. I am the chair of the fundraising committee, and a member of the executive committee and long-range planning.
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International Academy of Family Lawyers
Fellow
- Current
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Pennsylvania Bar Association
Family Law Section
- Current
Activities: Currently I am a member of the executive committee and one of the incoming members of the Program Committee. Since 1992, I have served on many committees and boards.
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Allegheny Co. Bar Association
Family Law Section
- Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Committee Chair - Chapter Leaders
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Activities: I have previously served as Chair of the Amicus Committee, the Practice & Technology Committee, and as a member of the Website committee and many others.
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Crafton Public Library
Board of Trustees
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Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Family Law Advisory Committee
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Mellon Toastmasters
VP - Education
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Pennsylvania
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Initial consultation: Reduced fee ($150) for up to one hour; free phone consult for up to 20 minutes when available
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Initial consultations currently being conducted via phone call or videoconference on Zoom, Microsoft Teams, FaceTime, Google Duo, Skype or other platforms
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Profile
Website
Website
Blog
Firm Legal Blog
Contact & Map
Pollock Begg (Pollock Begg Komar Glasser Vertz & Williams LLC)
525 William Penn Place
Suite 3501
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Telephone: (412) 471-9000
Cell: (412) 370-2966
Fax: (412) 471-9001
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed