Jeffrey W. Brend

Levin & Brend, P.C. Attorney | Accountant | Dual Practitioner


20 North Wacker Drive Suite 3200 Chicago, IL 60606 United States


Phone: (312) 726-4440 Fax: (312) 726-0029 Website:

CPA States


Practice Areas

Business Valuation
Family Law/Divorce
Forensic Accounting

Biographical Info

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. Mr. Brend is a Forensic Divorce Attorney who has been featured in Fortune Managinze, Newsweek and on the Sky Radion 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 the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Certified Fraud Examiner. Mr. Brend has been named a LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney and a 2007-2012 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 Laws”. 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 forensic 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 visiation cases. Finally, Mr. Brend is currently serving as Secretary of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawers, Illinois Chapter and is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Collaborative Committee. He 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.