ABOUT CERTIFIED APPRAISERS, INC.
Each of our appraisers subscribes to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices as promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation. The Appraisal Foundation is the parent entity for the Appraisal Standards Board and the Appraisal Qualification Board, which most national appraisal societies now support. These standards deal with the procedures to be followed in developing an appraisal, analysis, or opinion and the manner in which it is communicated. The users of an appraisal should demand work performed in conformity with these standards.
The trend toward increased sophistication renders obsolete the old “seat-of-the-pants” approach to appraisals, valuations, analyses, and opinions. When these types of assignments are necessary, it is increasingly important to have competent experts and thoroughly documented reports. Complex laws and court interpretations of the laws require greater attention to professionals' fiduciary responsibilities, especially where litigation may be involved.
Our team members have frequently served as expert witnesses in federal courts and state district courts in Texas and other states. Our services have been used for property settlements, marital dissolution, partnership dissolutions, eminent domain proceedings, estate matters, general business litigation, mergers and acquisitions, personal injury and wrongful death, labor and employment, admiralty law, shareholder disputes, and securities law. Our clients include individual business owners, large corporations, attorneys, accountants, and governmental agencies.