Tue, Jan 22, 2008

Duff & Phelps Adds a Managing Director to Build Its Unclaimed Property and Tax Risk Advisory Practice

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, today announced that Robert Peters has joined the firm's Chicago office to serve as the National Practice Leader for Unclaimed Property and Tax Risk Advisory. Mr. Peters was recruited to build this complementary business for Duff & Phelps which is an integral part of the Tax Services practice. 

Mr. Peters brings 30 years of experience providing state, local and federal tax services to Duff & Phelps. Mr. Peters joins the firm most recently from UHY Advisory, LLC, where he served as the National Practice Leader for Unclaimed Property and Tax Risk Advisory. His previous experience includes 29 years with KPMG LLP as National Partner in charge of the State & Local Tax practice, Midwest Area Tax Risk Advisory Partner, Unclaimed Property Leader and Tax Partner in charge of the Stamford office. His experience is focused around federal and state tax risk advisory, including accounting for income taxes (FAS109), review of tax controls and FIN 48.

Mr. Peters is a frequent speaker on unclaimed property and tax risk advisory at the Tax Executives Institute, Chicago Tax Club, Unclaimed Property Professional Organizations, Financial Executive Institute, and the Association of Financial Professionals. He's also a writer and contributor to national publications on state and local tax and unclaimed property topics. 

Tab Weaver, leader of the firm's Tax Services practice, said, "I am excited that Bob has joined our team. He is an outstanding and well-known state and local tax professional who brings years of experience that will be of great value to our clients. Bob will be instrumental in expanding our state and local tax services offering." 

Gerry Creagh, President of Duff & Phelps, said, "The addition of Bob underscores our commitment to continue to build a world-class specialty tax practice and to provide our clients with the full suite of services they require." 

About Duff & Phelps
Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF) is a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, supporting client needs principally in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructurings and disputes. Founded in 1932, the company's mission is to protect, recover and maximize value for its clients, by providing independent and unbiased advice on issues related to highly technical and complex assessments of value. Services include financial reporting valuation, tax services, real estate and fixed asset services, corporate finance consulting, fairness and solvency opinions, restructuring advisory, and dispute and legal management consulting. Merger & Acquisition advisory services are provided by Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC. With over 1,000 employees serving clients worldwide through offices located in the United States, Europe and Asia, Duff & Phelps is committed to delivering insightful advice and service of exceptional quality, integrity and objectivity. For more information, visit www.duffandphelps.com.

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