Pollock Begg Komar Glasser to Launch New Name
Partner Brian Vertz becomes part of moniker
December 02, 2011 | Press Releases
PITTSBURGH — Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC will have a new name in 2012 when partner Brian C. Vertz joins the other four partners in the firm’s name. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the Downtown-based, family-practice law firm will launch itself as Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC (Pollock Begg).
For nearly two decades, Vertz has been representing men and women in divorce litigation where complex financial issues are resolved. As an Accredited Valuation Analyst, he is armed with an outstanding business acumen for addressing these challenging types of financial negotiations.
“Brian is an integral part of this firm and his financial savvy raises the bar for effective legal representation,” said David Pollock, one of the firm’s founding partners. “Having true compassion for his clients and the children who are affected by divorce, Brian helps people regain control of their lives and begin a new chapter.”
Vertz began his law career as an associate of Wittlin Goldston Caputo & Pollock PC in 1992 and later joined Reed Smith Shaw & McClay LLP in 1994, along with Pollock. They both left that firm in 1998 to form David S. Pollock & Associates, the precursor to Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC. Vertz joined Pollock Begg Komar Glasser in 2001, nine months after the founding of the firm.
“Brian is an integral part of our firm, and we felt it was time our firm’s name officially reflects that dedication,” Pollock said.
A highly regarded public speaker, writer and community advocate, Vertz blends his financial analysis skills and legal expertise to provide clients with comprehensive guidance. His progressive legal blog, covering complex financial issues in divorce, will be moving to www.familylawyerspittsburgh.com and will be integrated into the firm’s website at www.pollockbegg.com.
Vertz focuses his practice on family law in western Pennsylvania, including the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Centre, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland. He handles all financial and personal aspects of divorce, including property division, alimony, child support, spousal support, settlements, prenuptial agreements, custody and appeals.
Named one the country’s “Best Lawyers” as recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Vertz is also consistently selected as one of Pennsylvania’s “Super Lawyers” by Super Lawyers magazine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one of the most prestigious honors among divorce lawyers. Vertz is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. He is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of the United States.
About Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC
Founded in 2001, Pollock Begg Komar Glasser LLC is a family law practice located in downtown Pittsburgh. With 14 attorneys, Pollock Begg is one of the largest firms dedicated solely to family law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.pollockbegg.com.
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