Valuation / Appraisal Expert Witness Testimony​​

EDS’ Appraisal Review and Management Systems® group value assets across industries and asset classes throughout-the-world. Our multidisciplinary valuers are internationally-recognized and accredited ASA/RICS/MAI & USPAP/IVS appraisal instructors and global valuation industry luminaries. We specialize in providing appraisal expert-witness testimony and litigation support services to attorneys and law firms, and we have prevailed in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Expert Witness Accreditation Certification (EWAS)
Appraisal Institute - Equity Development Systems, LTD.
American Society of Appraisers - Equity Development Systems, LTD.

Valuations / Appraisal Solutions

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

Prevailing in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable valuation-related cases.

Our appraisal and valuation services are provided by our 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.

EDS’ Appraisal Review and Management Systems® unit is headed by Executive Managing Director, Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS. Mr. Siegler is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with 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 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 Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS), and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the Americas and one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the much-coveted RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification.
 
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 in other special matters.

CASE STUDIES

Litigation Appraiser Expert Witness
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Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS, Prevails in Multi-Billion Dollar Grove Farm Matter for Stephen M. Case, co-founder of AOL and former Chairman of AOL Time Warner

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Appraisal Arbitration
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Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS, Prevails in Multi-Billion Dollar Matter for Blue Equity, LLC., / BE TAG Holdings Limited

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Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS successfully represents Tower Acquisition, LLC., in connection with Billion-Dollar Herriman Towne Center Project

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Appraisal Review
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The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) acting for and on behalf of the Federal Reserve and all interagency regulators solicits Appraisal Expert Equity Development Systems, Ltd., to develop, implement and monitor the new National Appraisal Ordering and Appraisal Review Protocols of multidisciplinary valuations throughout the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands and all US territories as part of Dodd-Frank.

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Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Expert Witness Accreditation Certification (EWAS)
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Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS, an internationally recognized appraisal expert witness has been awarded the much-coveted Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification. Mr. Siegler is a Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS) and he is the only RICS accredited expert witness in the Americas and one of only a handful of such expert witnesses in the world holding the RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification.

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Litigation Appraiser Expert Witness
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Internationally-recognized Appraisal Expert Witness Steven N. Siegler, ASA, FRICS, successfully represented international financier Gianfranco Gobbi with appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation support services in connection with valuation-related litigation in Ft. Pierce, FL involving his interests in the Orange Blossom Business Center, St Lucie County’s Premiere Business Center. Mr. Siegler’s appraisal expert witness testimony and litigation-support services helped successfully resolve complex tax, conflict resolution, and other valuation-related matters.

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JGB Bank has named Equity Development Systems, Ltd., to provide regulatory lending compliance appraisal and appraisal review-services for residential and commercial real property, and other collateral assets.

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American Society of Appraisers - Equity Development Systems, LTD.
American Society of Appraisers
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Steven N. Siegler, ASA, International Chairman of Appraisal Review and Management (ARM) for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), announced today that Dr. Shannon Pratt (United States of America), Mr. Chengjun Wang (Peoples Republic of China) and Mr. Hakob Sarkissian (Russia) have received the highest honor offered by the ARM discipline. These individuals are regarded by their international colleagues as pioneers of modern valuation concepts and practices and as pillars in and to the global valuation profession and we are honored to have them join ARM’s ranks. Each individual brings great honor to his country, ARM and the ASA, and the worldwide valuation community.

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