About Marissa Pepe

Marissa Pepe Turrell is a partner in the Firm’s Valuation, Forensics & Litigation Services group and heads Marcum’s Estate and Gift Tax Valuation practice. She has over 18 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

Seminars & Presentations

  • “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
  • “Estate and Gift: The Complete Valuation Package,” co-presenter Carla Glass, FASA, CFA, BVR Workshop, May, 2022
  • “Business Valuation 101, American Society of Appraisers International Conference,” co-presenter Carla Glass, FASA, CFA, Las Vegas, NV, October 2021
  • “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
  • “Working Capital for Business Valuations,” Marcum 2016 Valuation and Litigation Support Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November, 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