Our Work and Clients

Our work is focused on matters concerning valuation (real property, personal property and business) and related services. The clients we serve are valuation firms and professionals; technology and appraisal management companies; and also individual and commercial parties who use or rely on valuation services.

Practice Areas

Click the icon to read more about the special areas for which we provide legal and regulatory services. Our practice areas are focused on valuation and related services, and the needs of the firms, companies and individuals who provide or use these services.

Classes and Webinars

We offer live and online courses, as well as free webinars, specifically for real estate appraisers and appraisal firms. Click the icon to learn more.

Risk Management Book

Peter Christensen's book addresses the special liability issues relating to real estate appraisers and appraisal firms. The topics range from negligence to employee non-competes. It's published by the Appraisal Institute.

Legislation and Regulation

We keep track of legislation and regulation in all 50 states in regard to valuation and AMC services. Click the icon to see a small piece of what we do for some clients.

Valuation Legal Updates

Our legal updates and newsletters go out about once per month with information about upcoming webinars and significant legal developments. Please sign up - so you don't miss out.

Attorney Peter Christensen

I am a member of the California and Washington state bars. After earning my BS and JD degrees at U.C. Berkeley, I began my career at Latham & Watkins LLP. I later served as general counsel to the largest provider of professional liability insurance to appraisers and valuation businesses. I'm now based in the beautiful community of Montecito, California, but I enjoy traveling the country to meet with professionals and firms, and in my work I've made it to 48 states so far.

I met my spouse Cara in high school, and we completed business and law school together. She's part of the team.

Peter Christensen

Peter Christensen


California State Bar No. 168619
Washington State Bar No. 55884
UC Berkeley, School of Law, JD
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, BS

Cara Christensen


California State Bar No. 167475
UC Berkeley, School of Law, JD
UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business, BS

Valuation Legal Blog

My most recent articles about legal and regulatory issues affecting valuation firms

Get in touch


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Mail: P.O. Box 5768, Montecito, CA 93150-5768
FedEx: 1470 E. Valley Rd. #5768, Montecito, CA 93108