Chicago Divorce Attorney and AAML Certified Family Law Arbitrator, Jeffrey W. Brend, is a Principal of the nationally recognized family law, forensic accounting and business valuation practice Levin & Brend, P.C in Chicago, Illinois. He is immediate Past President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Illinois Chapter. Mr. Brend is a Forensic Divorce Attorney who has been featured in Fortune Magazine, Newsweek and on the Sky Radio Network as one of America’s Premier Lawyers. He is the only person in the country who is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, Accredited Business Valuator with AICPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Brend has been named a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and a 2007 – 2015 Illinois Super Lawyer. He is an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent Law School, past chair of the Matrimonial Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association and Founder of the Cook County Court Facilitation Program. Mr. Brend recently spoke at the 2010 AICPA/AAML National Divorce Conference on the topics of "Attorney Tricks, Witness Traps: The Litigation Wars" and "Tax Law". He has also spoken nationally to the Association of Fraud Examiners, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the American Society of Appraisers. Along with being a family law attorney, Mr. Brend is a Certified Public Accountant who is qualified as a financial expert to value businesses, determine net income and complete financial investigations. He has written numerous articles about business valuation, forensic accounting and child custody issues along with the textbook “Accounting for Divorce”. He is routinely appointed by the courts to represent children in complex custody and visitation cases. Finally, Mr. Brend is a fellow of the Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois and a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and is exceptionally qualified to encourage the collaborative process from a multidisciplinary perspective.
First Admitted: 1984, Illinois
Professional Webpage: https://www.levinbrend.com/attorney/brend-jeffrey-w/
- Certified Public Accountant, AAML Certified Family Law Arbitrator
- Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2024