This two-day course provides an overview of business opportunities in specialized types of litigation other than eminent domain in which the valuation of real estate is frequently an issue. Examples of topics covered include environmental contamination, ad valorem tax assessments, construction defects, bankruptcies, fraud and misrepresentation cases, income and estate tax disputes, and divorces. Through problem-solving activities, participants will apply new concepts and address how to best handle valuation and reporting issues in a professional legal setting. Participants will gain an understanding of the terminology and concepts involved in litigation valuation services in specialty areas and will learn about the many opportunities available for expanding their practices in litigation valuation.
Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:
• Understand how to advocate the use of a particular valuation methodology without advocating the position of a particular litigant
• Identify issues related to preparing appraisals for litigation assignments involving bankruptcy, tax appeals, environmental issues, fraud, construction defects, etc.
• Plan and develop effective exhibits and other demonstrative evidence
Note: This course is in the Litigation Professional Development Program. For more information, click here.
• Table of Contents and Overview (PDF)
• Course Schedule (PDF)
• Real Estate Valuation in Litigation, 2nd ed.
• Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide
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• A financial calculator is required. The accepted model used in the course is the HP-12C. Note: Cellular phones, tablets, iPads, and other devices that connect to the Internet are NOT permitted during the exam.
• You must be familiar with calculator operation when the course begins. Answers to problems in course material are shown using the HP-12C. Do not come to class expecting to be taught how to use a financial calculator.
• Free Review: Using a Financial Calculator; Symbols and Formulas, Capitalization Selection Tree, and Sample Problems and Financial Calculator Practice Exercises
• For additional help with the HP-12C calculator, take our online seminar, Using Your HP-12C Financial Calculator.
AI CE Credit for Designated Members, Candidates for Designation, and Practicing Affiliates
• Attend Only = 150 points
• Attend and Pass = 200 points
• Basic Appraisal Principles and
• Basic Appraisal Procedures or equivalent
Students must sign a waiver at the beginning of the course stating that they have the prerequisites. If they do not, they will not hold the Appraisal Institute responsible and will not expect to receive special attention during the course.
Who Should Enroll
• Experienced residential and general appraisers interested in learning about the skills needed to provide litigation valuation services in specialty areas
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Class Schedule & Locations
10/01/2015 - 10/02/2015
Location: Bozeman, MT
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Contact: Darcy Schmidt, (206) 622-8425
Instructor: Hunnicutt, David E., MAI
10/29/2015 - 10/30/2015
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Sponsor: Virginia Commonwealth
Contact: Jamey Leonard SRA, AI-RRS, (540) 774-2033
Instructor: Dowling, Vincent M., MAI, SRA