Pittsburgh Family Law Attorney Brian Vertz to Speak on Tax Reform During Upcoming Webinars

February 02, 2018 | Press Releases

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh family law attorney Brian C. Vertz, partner of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, will be speaking during several upcoming webinars throughout the month of February on the redefined tax laws recently passed.  Some will impact tax preparations for this year as they have already taken effect. Other elements of the changes will not take full effect until next year.

One of the new tax regulations aims to reduce the cost of alimony payments in the highest income bracket and will play a major role in family law, specifically in upcoming divorce settlements.

“The repeal reduces the bargaining power of vulnerable spouses, mostly women, in achieving financial stability after a divorce,” Vertz said. The law also eliminates the tax alimony recipients are required to pay on the money.

Vertz and his peers presenting at these seminars with both local and national organizations will address topics covering new tax brackets, exemptions and dependency, deductions, alimony, new pitfalls and complexities as well as best practices.

Vertz will be presenting during the following webinars:


More than Ditching Alimony: Tax Reform and Family Law
February 8 at 3 p.m EST
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.
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Trumping the Alimony Deduction and More!
February 13 at 1 p.m. EST

Sponsored by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
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Family Law Winners & Losers under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017
February 28 at 2 p.m. EST

Sponsored by the Association of Divorce Financial Planners.
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While accountants and attorneys need to understand these laws fully, these webinars are open to the public as well. Vertz is adept at explaining technical aspects of tax laws to clients and professionals alike. Tune in to find out more or call Vertz at (412) 471-9000 to schedule a meeting or presentation.

Vertz deploys his more than 25 years of experience in a full range of difficult and complex family law cases. He is effective in resolving family law issues through skilled negotiation and drafting of settlement agreements, powerful courtroom skills, and persuasive advocacy in the appeals court. With an MBA and business valuation training in his background, Vertz concentrates on divorce financial analysis, using his knowledge to benefit clients in cases involving closely held businesses, professional practices, executive compensation, and matrimonial tax issues. He is trained in mediation and arbitration to resolve disputes out of court, and he is creative and tenacious in pursuing favorable settlements.

About Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC
Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC is the largest Pittsburgh-based law firm dedicated solely to family law in western Pennsylvania. Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg is a top-tier law firm as ranked by U.S. News and World Report and a champion for attorney pro bono work, volunteerism and community involvement. For more information, visit pollockbegg.com.


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