RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Umpire/Arbitration

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RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Umpire/Arbitration services require highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed—unimpeachable discipline-specific and multidisciplinary Valuation Review specialists with decades of valuation experience who are specifically trained and accredited to appear and represent clients in such proceedings and to serve as an independent—third-party—neutral Arbitrator to adjudicate valuation disputes.

EDS holds the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and Dispute Resolution Service Certifications in the United States and all of the Americas—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

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EDS holds the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service and Valuation Dispute Resolution Service Certifications
in the United States and all of the Americas—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

An Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisal luminaries.

Prevailing in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuablevaluation litigation.

EDS pioneered the valuation review profession—the cornerstone of valuation dispute resolution—and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the valuation review Principals of Valuation and best practices taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world. Our valuation dispute experts have handled billions of dollars at issue, and our body of work has been cited by U.S. regulators as “The measure by which all appraisal reviews should be judged.”

Our valuation dispute resolution umpire/arbitration/mediation specialists are discipline-specific and multidisciplinary valuation experts. All uniquely qualified—well-published—internationally accredited—American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Appraisal Institute (MAI), luminaries in the global valuation community. Our valuation dispute resolution specialists include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP-USA) and International Valuation Standards (IVS-RICS Red Book) instructors, Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates, and former state/federal valuation regulatory compliance officers. We hold the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications in the United States and the Americas—one of only a handful of such certifications in the world.

We provide comprehensive RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Umpire, Referee, Arbitration, Mediation,  services in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes, tangible and intangible, e.g., Real Estate, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Machinery and Equipment, Personal Property, Business Income, and Economic Damages.

EDS specializes in handling complex multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional valuation dispute matters. For example, a business dispute wherein multiple domestic and international locations/jurisdictions (USPAP/IVS (Red Book) 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 independent—credible findings that will withstand scrutiny and challenges from regulatory, judicial, and taxing authorities.

Our Valuation Dispute Resolution 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 2002-2011. Mr. Siegler co-authored and directed the development and implementation of the ASA’ Appraisal Review and Management Principals of Valuations series of courses, ARM 201, 202, 203, and 204, and best practices that are now taught to professional valuers, government officials, legal experts, and many others throughout-the-world.

Mr. Siegler holds international valuation accreditation as a Member of the College of Fellows, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). 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) Certification.

Steven is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers. He has served as an appraisal expert witness in U.S. Courts, at international tribunals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and he has prevailed in billions of dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related cases.

Mr. Siegler holds TS Clearance with the U.S. Government and is uniquely qualified to practice before U.S. Government agencies in national-security-related valuation and other special matters.

Our RICS Valuation Dispute Resolution Umpire/Arbitration services are a cost-effective, out-of-court, alternative dispute resolution format that helps parties resolve complex and contentious valuation matters in a fair, equitable, and unbiased way.