About Marissa Pepe

Marissa Pepe Turrell is a principal in the Firm’s Valuation, Forensics & Litigation Services Group and heads Marcum’s Estate and Gift Tax Valuation practice. She has over 19 years of experience providing business valuations, financial analyses, financial modeling, and litigation support for private and public clients spanning a variety of industries.

Marissa’s valuation experience includes appraising companies for various purposes involving gift and estate tax, family law, shareholder disputes, succession planning, financial reporting, equity buy-in and redemptions, and mergers and acquisitions. She has performed various scenario and financial modeling analyses, including for product pricing, supplier and vendor negotiations, and exit scenarios for the strategic planning and operational needs of management teams.

Marissa rejoined the Firm in 2015 and was previously with Marcum and its predecessor firms from 2005 to 2013. Before rejoining Marcum, she was a director at a boutique valuation firm in Massachusetts.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • American Society of Appraisers (ASA) Business Valuation Webinar Committee, Former Chair
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA)
  • Connecticut Women’s Council, Board Member
  • The Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford, Board Member

Articles, Seminars & Presentations

  • “Evaluating the IRS’s Estate and Gift Tax Target List: An In-Depth Review of Recent Valuation Cases,” co-presenter Stephanie Loomis-Price, American Society of Appraisers International Conference, New Orleans, LA, October, 2023
  • “Understanding Control vs. Lack of Control and Applicable Discounts” co-presenter Carla Glass, FASA, CFA, BVR Webinar, June, 2023
  • “What Drives Growth Internal Business Succession Leadership Speaker Series”, Panelist, Smith Brothers, Glastonbury, CT, March 2023
  • “Valuing a private business: Three approaches,” New Haven Biz, December 2022
  • Document and Information Requests: A Burden or a Useful Tool?Marcum Valuation & Litigation Advisor, co-author Scott Loesch, CPA/ABV, CFE, August 2022
  • “Estate and Gift: The Complete Valuation Package,” co-presenter Carla Glass, FASA, CFA, BVR Workshop, May, 2022
  • “Valuing a Business, 6th Edition: The Analysis and Appraisal of Closely Held Companies,” Shannon P. Pratt, ASA Educational Foundation, American Society of Appraisers, Chapter 31 Valuing Interests in >S Corporations and Other Pass-Through Entities, Contributing Author, April 2022,
  • “Business Valuation 101", American Society of Appraisers International Conference, co-presenter Carla Glass, FASA, CFA, Las Vegas, NV, October 2021
  • Marcum 2021 Year-End Tax Guide, Contributor
  • “Prioritizing Estate Plans: Proposed Tax Law Changes,” October 2021
  • PPP Loans: Accounting Treatment vs. Valuation Treatment,” Marcum Valuation & Litigation Advisor, co-author Patrice Radogna, ASA, CPA, ABAR, December 2020
  • Valuation of Construction Companies during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” Marcum Construction Advisor, co-author Daniel McPadden, November 2020
  • Tax Affecting Privately Held Companies – It’s Not as Simple as Yes or No,” Marcum Valuation & Litigation Advisor, co-author John M. DelGrego, CPA, ABV, ASA, April 2020
  • Consideration of Organizational Documents in Business Valuations,” Marcum Valuation & Litigation Advisor, February 2020
  • “Valuation of Construction Companies,” Construction Accounting & Taxation, July/August 2019
  • “The Impact of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on Business Valuation,”  American Bar Association – Family Advocate, co-author Mark Harrison, CPA, ABV, CFF, Esq., May 2019
  • “Discussion on Pass-Through Entity Premium: an intimate setting/interview Q&A,” Marcum 2018 Valuation and Litigation Support CPE Conference, New Haven, CT, October 2018
  • “Valuation Under the New Tax Provisions,” Marcum 2018 Valuation and Litigation Support CPE Conference, New Haven, CT, October 2018
  • TCJA Impact on Business Values,” Marcum Valuation and Litigation Support Advisor, October 2018
  • “Working Capital for Business Valuations,” Marcum 2016 Valuation and Litigation Support Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November, 2016
  • Fair Value in Massachusetts Shareholder Actions,” The Forensic Files, September 2016
  • Fair Value in Connecticut Shareholder Actions,” The Forensic Files, September 2016
  • “Working Capital as Part of the Cash Flow Forecast,” Southeast Chapter of Business Appraisers 15th Annual Southeast Regional Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2014

Practice Focus

Business Valuation
Estate and Gift Valuation
Litigation Support
Matrimonial Litigation
Shareholder Disputes

Industry Focus

Business Owners
Corporate Executives
High-Net-Worth Individuals


Master of Business Administration
Boston University

Master of Science, Information Systems
Boston University

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
Cornell University

Accreditations & Designations

Accredited Senior Appraiser
Designated by American Society of Appraisers

Certified Valuation Analyst
Designated by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts

Accredited in Business Valuation
Designated by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants