VALUATIONS - Appraisal Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
APPRAISAL MEDIATION – ARBITRATION – UMPIRE – REFEREE
Counselors at Appraisal® / Counselors at Valuation®
EDS is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted Super Appraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers.
Appraisal alternative dispute resolution requires highly-trained—highly-skilled—highly-credentialed—unimpeachable appraisal specialists with decades of experience that are specifically trained and accredited to serve as independent—third-party—neutrals to adjudicate appraisal disputes.
We pioneered the review appraisal profession and directed the development, writing, and implementation of the review appraisal Principals of Valuation and best practices that are taught to and in use today by professional valuers, legal experts, and government agencies throughout-the-world. Our experts have handled billions-of-dollars at issue and our review appraisals have been cited by U.S. regulators as “The measure by which all review appraisals should be judged.”
Our discipline-specific and multidisciplinary experts are uniquely qualified—internationally accredited—American Society of Appraisers (ASA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Appraisal Institute (MAI), well-published luminaries in the global valuation communities. They include Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and International Valuation Standards (IVS) instructors, and Value Adjustment Board (VAB) Magistrates and former state / federal appraisal regulatory compliance officers. We hold the only RICS Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS) certification in the Americas and one of only a handful of such certifications in the world.
We provide comprehensive appraisal alternative dispute resolution services in all disciplines of valuation and asset classes, tangible and intangible, i.e., Real Property, Business Valuation, Intellectual Property, Personal Property, and Machinery and Technical Services.
We specialize in handling complex multidisciplinary and multi-jurisdictional appraisal alternative dispute resolution matters. As an example; a dispute wherein multiple international locations/jurisdictions and multiple disciplines of valuation are at issue e.g., Real Property, Business Valuation (Business Income), and Machinery and Equipment. Unlike others, EDS will assign one of its internationally accredited valuation experts from each discipline of valuation at issue and possessing the requisite jurisdictional and geographic competency to contribute to the process. This ensures This ensures independent—credible findings that will withstand challenges and scrutiny from regulatory, judicial and taxing authorities.
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 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.
Additionally, Mr. Siegler holds international valuation accreditation as Member of the College of Fellows, 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 he is uniquely qualified to practice before U.S. Government agencies in national-security-related valuation and in other special matters.
Steven is an Elite-Rated member of the peer-voted SuperAppraisers® Global Network of internationally-recognized appraisers. He has served as an appraisal expert witness in U.S. Courts, international tribunals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution, and he has successfully handled and prevailed in billions-of-dollars at issue in some of the world’s most important—high-profile—and valuable valuation cases.
Our appraisal alternative dispute resolution services are a cost-effective, out-of-court, alternative dispute resolution format that helps parties resolve complex and contentious valuation matters in a fair, balanced, and unbiased way.