CD Valuation Services provides appraisal reports for a variety of purposes and reasons. Litigation support is an area where our expertise can be especially helpful. It may be that a proceeding requires an additional appraisal report (value opinion) or the review of another’s appraisal. It may be that industry, market data, normal useful life or other consulting needs and informational services are required.
Equipment appraisals are often utilized to support litigation in areas including estate settlements, divorce proceedings, family law, insurance issues and business partnership disputes. Our equipment appraisals are USPAP-compliant – that is, they are consistent with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) which contain the generally accepted standards for professional appraisal practice in North America. USPAP is the industry standard, designed to give the general public confidence that certain standards of quality and ethical conduct have been met.
In addition to providing USPAP-complient appraisal reports, we also provide litigation support in the form of expert testimony, participation in trial strategy decisions and consultation with legal counsel to enhance their understating of valuation issues that may exist in the appraisal prepared by the opposition’s expert. We have many years of experience working with attorneys in all phases of trial preparation and case presentation and are able to present clear, objective and compelling findings to judges and juries.