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Prevailing in Billions at Trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution

RICS only Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications in the Americas—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

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EDS Valuation & Advisory Services Group values assets across industries and asset classes worldwide. Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary valuers are internationally recognized and accredited ASA/RICS/MAI & USPAP/IVS (Red Book) appraisal instructors—all well-published Super Appraisers® Elite-Rated international valuation luminaries.

We specialize in providing appraisal expert-witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys and law firms throughout the world, and we have prevailed in billions of dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex—important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

RICS ONLY VALUATION EXPERT WITNESS CERTIFICATION IN THE AMERICASEDS holds the only RICS Valuation Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications in the Western Hemisphere—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

SUPER APPRAISERS®ELITE-RATEDEDS is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally recognized appraisal luminaries.

PREVAILING IN BILLIONS AT TRIAL AND ADREDS has prevailed in Billions of Dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex— important—high-profile—and valuable valuation litigation.

Specializing in Federally-Regulated and Hard-to-Value AssetsValuation And Appraisal Expert-Witness Services

ASA | RICS | MAI | USPAP | IVS APPRAISAL INSTRUCTORS

EDS Appraisal Expert Witnesses, having prevailed at trial and Alternative Dispute Resolution in multiple multi-billion dollar matters, are highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed multidisciplinary appraisal review instructors with decades of courtroom experience who master the facts and are able to present clear, objective, and compelling findings to judges and juries.

Specializing in Federally Regulated and Hard-to-Value Assets, e.g., Valuations and Establishing Damages under Title III of the Helms-Burton Act for property expropriated by the Cuban government since 1959, Federal Gift Tax Appraisals, Conservation Easement Appraisals and Reviews, ERISA Appraisals and Reviews, Retrospective Tax Appraisals, and other such federally-regulated transactions.

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Internationally Recognized Appraisal Expert Witness and Litigation Support Specialist Equity Development Systems, Ltd Helps Secure Acquittal of Clay Weibel in a High-Profile IRS Prosecution

January 9, 2024 — A federal jury in Atlanta, Georgia, has delivered a resounding verdict of acquittal for Clay Weibel, who was facing a litany of charges related to his alleged involvement in a billion-dollar syndicated conservation easement tax scheme spanning nearly two decades. The successful appraisal defense was orchestrated by internationally renowned Appraisal Expert Witnesses Steven N. Siegler ASA, FRICS, and Barry Shea, ASA, IFA, ARM, of the U.S.-based litigation appraisal firm of Equity Development Systems, Ltd in collaboration with the esteemed Moore Tax Law Group, LLC.

Clay Weibel had been indicted on several counts, including conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aiding and assisting the filing of false tax returns, and subscribing to false tax returns, all in connection with a highly complex and protracted tax shelter scheme involving syndicated conservation easements. The case drew national attention, reflecting the significance of this legal battle and the potential implications for similar cases across the country.

Valuation And Appraisal Expert-Witness Services

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EDS Valuation & Advisory Services Group values assets across industries and asset classes worldwide. Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary valuers are internationally recognized and accredited ASA/RICS/MAI & USPAP/IVS (Red Book) appraisal instructors—all Super Appraisers® Elite-Rated international valuation luminaries.

We specialize in valuing complex and Hard-to-Value assets and in providing appraisal expert-witness testimony and litigation-support services to attorneys and law firms throughout the world, and we have prevailed in billions of dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex—important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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EDS holds the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) and Dispute Resolution Service (DRS) Certifications
in the Western Hemisphere—one of only a handful of such Certifications in the world.

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

EDS has prevailed in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most complex— important—high-profile—and valuable—valuation litigation.

EDS Valuation and Appraisal Expert-Witness Services are provided by our Super Appraisers® Elite-Rated discipline-specific and multidisciplinary senior appraisers holding international accreditation with the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and/or The Appraisal Institute (AI) and/or The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

The ASA is the oldest and largest multidisciplinary appraisal—valuation organization in the world with some 5,000 members in 137 countries globally. The Appraisal Institute is a global association of real estate appraisers, with nearly 23,000 valuation professionals in almost 60 countries throughout the world. RICS, with headquarters in London, is the leading organization of its kind in the world for more than 100,000 qualified professionals in commercial and residential development, construction and project management, brokerage, planning and finance, and valuation.

Our experts include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) and RICS ‘Red Book’ instructors, former state and federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers, and Value Adjustment Board (VAB) magistrates.

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Our Valuation & 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 2002-2011. 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 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.

EDS’s unparalleled level of expertise is recognized and appreciated in boardrooms and courtrooms throughout the world. How may we be of service to you?

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