Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary appraisal expert witnesses and litigation-support providers are internationally accredited ASA/MAI/RICS valuation instructors—all well-published luminaries in the global valuation community. Our appraisal and valuation experts include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers.
We conduct in-depth appraisal analyses and provide objective opinions and advice that help resolve complex appraisal and valuation issues. We advise client counsel in the preparation of appraisal-related discovery, Daubert challenges, appraisal/appraiser state and federal regulatory compliance, USPAP, IVS, ‘Red Book,’ and international Basel Accords compliance.
EDS specializes in handling complex multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional appraisal and valuation matters. For example, a dispute wherein multiple domestic and international locations/jurisdictions and multiple valuation disciplines are at issue, e.g., Real Property, Business Valuation, and Machinery and Equipment. Unlike others, EDS will assign one of its internationally accredited valuation experts from each valuation discipline at issue possessing the requisite jurisdictional and geographic competency to contribute to the process. This ensures credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.
Our Valuation and Advisory Services Group is headed by Executive Managing Director Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS. Mr. Siegler is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) and was honored to serve as the founding International Chairman of Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for the American Society of Appraisers from 2002 to 2011. Mr. Siegler co-authored and directed the development and implementation of the ASA’s Appraisal Review and Management Principles of Valuations series of courses and best practices—the cornerstone of appraisal expert witness testimony— that are now taught to professional valuers, government officials, legal experts, and many others throughout the world.
When, as part of Dodd-Frank, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) acting for and on behalf of the U.S. Federal Reserve and all inter-agency regulators sought the appraisal expertise to develop, implement and monitor the new National Appraisal Ordering and Appraisal Review Protocols for the United States and all U.S. territories, it came to Mr. Siegler.
Mr. Siegler holds international valuation accreditation as Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the United States and all of the Americas—one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications.
Mr. Siegler holds TS Clearance with the U.S. Government, and he is uniquely qualified to practice before U.S. Government agencies in national security-related valuation and other special matters.
Steven is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal expert witness luminaries. He has served as an appraisal expert witness in U.S. state and federal courts, at international tribunals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution arbitration and mediation. He has personally prevailed in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex—important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related litigation.