Litigation and Disputes
We represent parties in disputes concerning valuation, the operation of valuation firms, and insurance coverage. For matters outside our specific jurisdictions of practice or with larger scale, we team up with trusted colleagues. We also provide assistance to other law firms when valuation or insurance matters are part of a case.
Regulatory and Disciplinary Defense
We represent and assist appraisers, appraisal management companies and other service providers in connection with regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and audits. The most frequent proceedings we are asked for assistance with involve state appraiser boards.
We provide legal and regulatory advice about compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and guidelines pertaining to real estate valuation, appraisal management and mortgage services. We are most frequently asked about issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, Appraisal Independence and state appraisal management company laws.