Appraisal Expert Witnesses
Appraisal expert witness candidates typically have backgrounds in forensic accounting, art appraisal, real estate appraisal, business valuation, domain name valuation, and/or equipment appraisal. The chosen expert may be associated with an industry organization such as the Appraisal Institute, National Association of Appraisers (NAA), the Appraisal Foundation, or the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
An appraisal determines the present economic value, or fair market value, of an asset. Assets can be tangible (e.g., real estate, art, product inventory, equipment), or intangible (e.g., patents, brand). There are many reasons for an appraisal assignment, such as for property tax purposes, mergers/acquisitions, or litigation. Appraisal methodologies vary depending on the situation, and all appraisal models have limitations; a valuation requires assumptions and acumen. Therefore, outcomes will vary depending on the assumptions used. When selecting an appraisal expert witness it is important to inquire about past appraisals and ask what models and assumptions were used. The reasons for an asset appraisal services are countless. Examples of appraisal matters that have required expert witness work include:
- intellectual property valuation,
- family law (asset and real estate valuation),
- commercial real estate appraisal,
- New York real estate broker malpractice,
- insurance companies’ breach of contract,
- real property appraisal for Illinois eminent domain issues,
- easements valuation,
- business valuation (mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, bankruptcy), and
- residential appraisal.
Expert witness services by a professional appraiser could include an appraisal report, appraisal review, expert opinion, and expert witness testimony in the courtroom. Cahn Litigation Services is skilled at identifying professionals to provide litigation support appraisal work, and is frequently called upon by law firm clients to identify appraisal and valuation expert witness candidates.
- Art Appraisal
- Asset Valuation
- Business Valuation
- Coin Appraisal
- Commercial Appraiser
- Equipment Appraisal
- Estate Litigation
- Fine Arts
- Firearms Appraisal
- Foreign Currency
- Highest And Best Use Analysis
- Industrial Appraiser
- Industrial Real Estate
- Intellectual Capital Appraisal
- Inverse Condemnation
- Numismatic Appraisals
- Partnership Disputes
- Real Estate
- Shareholder Dispute
- Technology Valuation
Appraisal Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those Appraisal experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the Appraisal landscape.