EDS’ appraisal review experts are internationally accredited (ASA / MAI / MRICS) luminaries in the global valuation community. We provide independent appraisal analysis and appraisal review expert witness testimony and litigation-support services in all asset classes and disciplines of valuation, i.e., Real Property, Business Valuation, Personal Property, and Machinery and Technical Services to clients throughout the world.
Our appraisal review expert witness and litigation-support services have allowed our clients prevail in Billions-of-Dollars at issue, and we have been cited by U.S. Interagency Regulators as “The measure by which all appraisal reviews should be judged.”
Our appraisal review experts conduct in-depth analyses and provide objective opinions and advice that help resolve complex appraisal and valuation issues. We advise client counsel in the preparation of appraisal related discovery, appraisal expert Daubert / Rule 702 / USPAP competency challenges, and appraisal and appraiser regulatory compliance with U.S. state and federal regulations, the Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), International Valuation Standards (IVS), RICS Red Book, and Basel III compliance.
The newly enacted Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines and Pension Protection Act of 2006 rewrite federal appraisal regulations and the ‘qualified appraiser‘ and ‘qualified appraisal‘ requirements. With this, revisions to federal law redefining an ‘expert witness‘ place new challenges in advising and handling appraisal related expert witness matters in litigation. EDS’s internationally accredited appraisal review experts meet or exceed these new stringent regulations and provide our clients an unparalleled level of valuation and appraisal expertise.
We specialize in matters pertaining to:
Appraisal/Appraiser Regulatory Compliance:
U.S. Interagency Appraisal and Evaluation Guidelines (75 FR 77450, Federal Reserve/FDIC/OCC/OTS/NCUA/FRB/Dodd-Frank), Treasury/IRS Circular 230 Guidelines, Pension Protection Act, and International Basel III Compliance.
Appraisal/Appraiser Professional Standards & Guidelines Compliance:
Uniform Standards for Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), International Valuation Standards (IVS), and RICS Red Book compliance.
Eminent Domain, Takings, Right-of-Way, Zoning and Condemnation Challenges
U.S. National Security and Federally Related Transaction Appraisal / Valuation Matters Requiring TS Clearance
Appraisal Mediation / Arbitration / Umpire Services
Retrospective and Forensic Appraisals
Valuation / Appraisal Fairness Opinions and Analyses
Complex and Multi-Disciplinary Valuations Involving Multiple Components of Business Valuation / Real Property / Machinery and Technical Services / Personal Property
Appraiser Misconduct / Malpractice and Fraud Investigations
Appraiser Expert Witness Daubert / Rule 702 / USPAP Competency Challenges
Appraisal Review and Analyses of Superfund Sites and Environmentally Sensitive and Impaired Real Property
BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Economic and Property Damages