Litigation for Valuation and Insurance
I represent parties in disputes concerning real estate valuation, the operation of valuation firms, and insurance coverage. For matters outside my jurisdictions of practice or with large scale, I team up with trusted colleagues. I also provide assistance to other law firms when valuation or insurance matters are part of a case.
Employment and Contractor Issues
Employment and contractor classification issues are critical concerns for AMCs and valuation firms, especially in light of California’s Dynamex case and the passage of AB 5. I have drafted or revised the contractor agreements of dozens of firms and AMCs, as well as confidentiality and non-compete agreements.
I provide legal and regulatory advice about compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to real estate valuation and appraisal management. I am most frequently asked about issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, Appraisal Independence and state appraisal management company laws.