Brian C. Vertz is a partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, a Pittsburgh law firm devoted to family law litigation, settlement, and appeals.
Recognized Leader in Family Law
He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2010 for family law. Mr. Vertz was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers in 2003 and a Super Lawyer for family law every year since 2005. Mr. Vertz was awarded the AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and Lawyers.com, and his firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Pittsburgh Magazine and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette have listed his firm is among the top-tier family law firms in Western Pennsylvania, as ranked by U.S. News & World Reports. His career has been profiled on the Ten Leaders site. Mr. Vertz holds credentials as an MBA and an Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA), denoting proficiency in business valuation theory and practice. He has served on the governing bodies of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and Allegheny County Bar Association Family Law Sections. He was a founding member of the Pittsburgh Matrimonial chapter of the American Inns of Court. He was the founder of ACBA Toastmasters (a Toastmasters club for Pittsburgh-area lawyers) and has served as an Area Governor and former Vice President-Education. He was the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Crafton Public Library. Mr. Vertz maintains an active lifestyle with interests in hiking, kayaking, golf, fitness and travel. He is involved in fundraising for the AAML Foundation, the Allegheny County Bar Foundation, and local hunger and medical charities.
Author and Teacher
Mr. Vertz is the author and editor of Frumkes & Vertz on Divorce Taxation, the leading treatise on family law tax issues, published by James Publishing.
Each year, Mr. Vertz is a broadcast presenter and author for Family Law Update, one of the most-watched family law education programs of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He is a contributing author to Slicing the Pie: Equitable Distribution in Pennsylvania (PBI 2015), Business Valuation and Divorce (PBI 2009), Tax Consequences in Divorce (PBI 2012) and Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements (PBI 2014), as well as Family Law 101 (formerly Fundamentals of Family Law) (PBI 1994 – 2014) and many other CLE materials. Lawyers throughout Pennsylvania consult Mr. Vertz to discuss novel and difficult issues involving child support, executive compensation and business valuation. He was educated at the University of Michigan (BA 1988), the University of Pittsburgh School of Law (JD 1992), and the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business (MBA 1991). He is admitted to practice law in the State Bar of Georgia, the state and Federal courts of Pennsylvania, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
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