Crafting Appraisals for Courtroom Admissibility

Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 54th Annual Litigation Seminar
8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. PT

Bernadette Duran-Brown and Jillian Friess Leivas presented “Crafting Appraisals for Courtroom Admissibility” during the Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute’s 54th Annual Litigation Seminar, which occurred virtually on November 4, 2021. Bernadette also served as co-chair for the event.

Topics for this virtual event included:

  • Top 10 mistakes appraisers make in litigation;
  • Landlord-Tenant disputes and interpreting leases in the context of COVID; and
  • The changing nature of valuing public projects, including discussion of the project influence rule, the various definitions of fair market value and the new Clippers arena site in Inglewood.

The Southern California Chapter of the Appraisal Institute has been home to some of the appraisal profession’s leading practitioners, educators and authors since its founding in 1933. The chapter comprises more than 1,200 real estate professionals who reside or practice within the SoCal chapter’s boundaries, which include Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. In addition to exhibiting a higher level of competence than the minimum standards required of appraisers who are solely licensed or certified, Appraisal Institute Designated Members, Candidates for Designation and Practicing Affiliates are committed to upholding a rigorous code of ethics.

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