A founding member of Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, Daniel H. Glasser has negotiated and tried family law cases involving complex issues such as business valuation, tax and equitable distribution for more than two decades. Skilled at preparing difficult cases in short time spans, Dan is known for being a workout specialist on tough cases.
Dan focuses on cases that require business valuation and multiple experts. His accounting background enables him to read and interpret financial statements and tax returns easily. His ability to think on his feet and perform quick mental calculations gives him an edge in litigating complex cases. It also enables him to consult with clients early in the case and let them know what to expect, which path to follow and what goals they can expect to achieve. Dan has negotiated and litigated hundreds of custody matters and draws on that experience, as well as his personal experience raising his own children, to come to practical solutions in cases. He has briefed and argued numerous appeals in the state appellate courts. Dan also has experience as a business litigator and has dealt with a wide variety of issues in state and federal courts and administrative tribunals.
Dan has authored and co-authored various publications and seminar materials on domestic relations law (including tax aspects), ethics, evidence and tax law, and he has been a featured speaker at various seminars and continuing legal education programs including bar association seminars in Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Boston, Bermuda, Toronto, Tampa and Harrisburg.
Dan originally had plans to pursue a career in accounting but found he had a natural aptitude for law. He started working in civil litigation at Buchanan Ingersoll (now Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC) but took an opportunity to transfer into the family law group where he could use his accounting skills on complex cases. Dan also appreciated the high level of action in family law and the increased trial work and court time over his civil litigation work.
Dan admires his father for his approach to people and life, which was very genuine and no-nonsense, and his mother for her sweet disposition. Dan is an avid fan of all sports, whether he’s watching, listening or playing, and he is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He goes to every Steelers home game and spends most of his free time with his family, which includes two teenage boys and an extended family of more than 100.
Dan graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1990, where he was a member of the Law Review, the Student Bar Association board and president of his graduating class. Additionally, as a member of the school’s appellate advocacy team, he was a five-state regional champion and a national finalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Pennsylvania State University in 1987.
Dan is admitted to practice law in all Pennsylvania State courts and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2005, 2007-Present||Thomson Reuters||N/A|
|Best Lawyer, 2010-Present||Best Lawyers in America||N/A|
|Founding Partner||Pollock Begg Komar Glasser, LLC||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|ACBA Special Fee Determination Committee||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||N/A|
|PBI Press: Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania||Contributor, Custody Law and Practice in Pennsylvania||2013|
|PBI: Litigating in Orphans' Courts||Marital Agreements||1999|
|Pennsylvania Law Weekly||Third Party Creditors in Divorce||1999|
|PBI: How to Use the Tax Code to Facilitate Divorce Resolutions||Tax Aspects of Equitable Distribution and Sample Agreement Provisions re: Taxes||1998|
|American Bar Association: Family Advocate||Alimony Tax Planning, Volume 19, No 2, Page 51||1996|
|University of Pittsburgh School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|NBI||Legal Ethics: Hot Topics and Current Events||2013|
|NBI||Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish||2013|
|AAML Hot Tips||Engagement to Closing, Closing Letters||2011|
|Pennsylvania Bar Institute||Tax Law for the Family Practitioner||2009|
|PBA||Tips and Tactics for Successful Litigators||2008|
|NBI||Successful Financial Settlements for your Divorce Clients||2006|
|Winter Meeting||Hidden Income: Is Proving it Worth the Risk||2003|
|FLS Annual Meeting||Finding Hidden Cash||2001|
|Summer Meeting||Tax Aspects in Divorce: Special Problems||2000|
|Summer Meeting||Is it Income: Determining Cash Flow in Divorce Cases||1988|
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