Duff & Phelps Adds a Managing Director to Its Business Incentives Advisory Practice

Duff & Phelps Corporation (NYSE: DUF), a leading provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services, today announced that Gregory Burkart has joined the firm as a Business Incentives Managing Director in the Detroit office. Mr. Burkart brings 15 years of experience in structuring and negotiating incentives to Duff & Phelps' business incentives advisory team. 

Joining with Mr. Burkart are Meegan Spicer and Seema Swetlin as Director and Vice President respectively. Both are seasoned professionals with many years of experience negotiating and securing business incentives on behalf of companies nationwide.

Mr. Burkart joins the firm from Squire Sanders & Dempsey LLP, where he was the lead attorney in the Detroit office. Prior to this, Mr. Burkart started the Global Incentives Advisory Services practice for Ernst & Young LLP in the Lake Erie Region and worked with professionals across the firm to create a global service offering. Prior to his experience in the private sector, Mr. Burkart served as Vice President of Global Business Development for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. In this role he managed global business attraction activities that supported increased investment in the State of Michigan. Mr. Burkart was recently appointed as a visiting adjunct professor at The John Hannah Land Policy Institute at Michigan State University. 

"We are really pleased to have Greg join our team," said Michael Press, leader of the firm's Business Incentives Advisory Practice. “We are adding business incentives professionals in a number of key cities, and Greg's experience and local market knowledge will be invaluable to our Midwest and Great Lakes area clients." 

Gerry Creagh, President of Duff & Phelps, said "Greg has an outstanding reputation and is an important addition to our growing State and Local Tax Services practice." 

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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