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Jeffrey W. Brend

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Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Taxation Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Business Litigation

Education

  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1984
  • Northern Illinois University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Accountancy

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1998

Honors

  • Fellow, Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2001

Classes & Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Chicago-Kent School of Law, 2005

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Services, 00/1989 to 00/1992

Past Positions

  • Warren County, Illinois, Assistant States Attorney, 00/1984 to 00/1985

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Appraisers
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society
  • American Association of Attorney Certified Public Accountants
  • Business Valuation Association
  • Chicago Bar Association, Matrimonial Law Committee, Past President
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • AAML Certified Family Law Arbitrator
  • AAML Illinois Chapter, Past President
  • AAML Mediation Committee
  • AAML Board of Governors Member
  • Illinois AAML National Delegate

Certified Specialties

  • Certified Public Accountant, 1985

Current Employment Position

  • Partner