Expert Witness Testimony
The services we provide at Beverly Hills Appraisal Specialists include appraisals of residential properties, including luxury homes, multimillion dollar estates, and high-rise condominium units for legal matters. We also offer forensic appraisal services which include litigation support and court testimony.
Every experienced attorney knows that preparation is the key and they are always in need of appraisers who are articulate and competent, and pay attention to every detail when providing convincing legal evidence tenable in court.
A competent appraiser can stand up to cross examination from an aggressive attorney and explain their findings in plain language which can be understood by the court.
An expert witness who has vast experience and credentials in different types of appraisals is an asset to an attorney since they have specialized knowledge in their field.
The benefits of having a trustworthy appraiser cannot be overemphasized. This is very important at a time where some appraisers give their services to the highest bidder, working on both side of the fence, trust is priceless in the industry.
A well prepared appraiser who knows their discipline is an asset to the attorney. Some appraisers go into the courtroom to give expert witness testimony unprepared. This is unethical and unprofessional, as it can destroy a case.
Appraisers can provider credible legal support to attorneys while they are preparing for a case. Irrespective of how experienced an appraiser is, if there is no proper preparation, they cannot succeed in court.
Our litigation support includes:
Expert appraisal analysis and valuation of the real property in question.
Analyzing any other appraisals provided to determine their strengths and weaknesses, so that appropriate questions can be formulated for cross examinations.
As appraisers, we are bound by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to be independent, unbiased, objective, and impartial in completing a real estate appraisal. We are not permitted to advocate for our client; however, we can advocate for the results of our appraisal report. As part of our litigation support and expert witness services, we are able to consult with our clients and advise them about the efficacy of an appraisal provided by the opposing party, as well as conduct and present additional research and analysis to lend support to or discredit conclusions.
Our Chief Appraiser, Jason Fischman, SRA, AI-RRS, ASA, IFA, AGA, RAA, MNAA, HMS, GREEN is a State Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and a designated member of the Appraisal Institute (SRA, AI-RRS), American Society of Appraisers (ASA-RP), the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (IFA), the National Association of Realtors (RAA, GREEN), the National Association of Appraisers (MNAA, and Certification in Appraisal Review), and Earth Advantage (Accredited Green Appraiser), with 26+ years of experience providing appraisal services and expert witness testimony for our attorney clients.
From the above, it is clear that a competent appraiser is an asset to any attorney. At Beverly Hills Appraisal Specialists, we demonstrate our commitment to purpose by assisting attorneys through the development of convincing evidence for their cases.
Contact us today schedule an appointment for an appraisal, or with any questions you may have. You may also review our ‘Praise’ page and see what others are saying about Jason Fischman and Beverly Hills Appraisal Specialists.
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