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Jeffrey W. Brend

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Certification:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers
  • Accredited in Business Valuation, AICPA
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Arbitrator
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Certified Mediator

Distinguished Positions :

  • AAML Board of Governors Member, Present
  • Illinois AAML National Delegate, Present
  • Co-Chairman of the AAML Mediation Committee, Present
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter 2013-2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Chicago-Kent School of Law, LLM Program in Family Law, 2005-2011
  • Board of Managers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter 2010-2019/20
  • Chairman; Chicago Bar Association’s Matrimonial Law Committee, 2000-2001
  • Chairman/Founder; Cook County Pro Bono Court Facilitator Program, 1997- 2003

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Business Valuation
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Taxation Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Arbitration
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Classes & Seminars

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

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)
  • Fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois (CLII)
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • AV Peer Rating - LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2007-2020
  • America’s Premier Lawyer, 2007-2008
  • Leading Lawyer, 2013 - 2020
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer Top 10 Collaborative Attorney

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

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
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