Richard F. Brabender, Esquire

Since 1978, Richard Brabender has valued hundreds of businesses across nearly the entire spectrum of American industries for buy-sell agreements, employee stock purchases, employee stock ownership plans, equitable distribution proceedings, estate, gift and inheritance tax, life insurance coverage and actual sales, acquisitions and mergers. He has provided expert reports and expert testimony in Allegheny, Beaver, Blair, Butler, Center, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Fayette, Indiana, Lackawanna, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Washington and Westmoreland Counties. He also provided litigation support services in Ohio, West Virginia and Florida. In addition to testifying regarding business valuations, he has also provided expert testimony regarding the determination of net disposable income, tracing of assets and other litigation related matters.

Richard is a frequent lecturer on valuation topics and litigation issues for state and county bar associations. He has also lectured on behalf of the International Association of Financial Planners and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has valued businesses in California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

His background as a tax and estate planning attorney, as well as a business owner and consultant, provides him with valuable insights in valuing businesses and providing other litigation support services.

Professional Affiliations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association


  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Accounting – 1975
  • The University of Pittsburgh
  • Juris Doctor – 1978


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