Litigation and Disputes
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.
Regulatory and Disciplinary Defense
I represent and assist appraisers, appraisal management companies and other service providers in connection with regulatory and disciplinary proceedings and audits. The most frequent proceedings I am asked for assistance with involve state appraiser boards.
I 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. I am most frequently asked about issues relating to the Dodd-Frank Act, Appraisal Independence and state appraisal management company laws.