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Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide

Item No. 0753M
ISBN 978-1-935328-27-8
(2012) Soft cover, 330 pages
Jeffrey A. Johnson, MAI, and Stephen J. Matonis, MAI, MRICS

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Winner of the George L. Schmutz Award

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Litigation valuation is a fascinating discipline that offers a wide range of opportunities to qualified real property appraisers. Whether you are new to litigation valuation or have experience but want to expand your practice, Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide is for you. The text presents basic instruction on tackling tough valuation assignments and real-world examples of appraisers in action.

The book provides an overview of the fundamentals of litigation appraisal, beginning with a discussion of the appraiser’s engagement, execution of the assignment and expert testimony.

These early chapters are followed by a series of case studies based on actual appraisal litigation assignments involving:

  • Eminent domain and condemnation
  • Title issues
  • Environmental contamination
  • Taxation
  • Other topics

The case studies presented explore a broad range of valuation issues and services and provide tangible examples of appraisers at work. By describing disputes that involve real estate valuation or litigation support and demonstrating their resolution, the contributors to this guide, all appraisal litigation experts, share with you their experiences and divulge the secrets they have learned in order to survive and thrive in the courtroom.

Applications in Litigation Valuation: A Pragmatist’s Guide is one of a kind. It’s interesting and useful to see how other appraisers deal with the many problems that arise in litigation assignments, inside and outside the courtroom.”

Michael S. MaRous, MAI


About the Authors

Jeffrey A. Johnson, MAI, is a partner in the Minneapolis office of Integra Realty Resources. Mr. Johnson is a frequent speaker at valuation seminars and has taught many appraisal classes. He codeveloped the Appraisal Practices for Litigation seminar for the Appraisal Institute in 1992. He is a co-recipient of the Appraisal Institute’s 2001 George L. Schmutz Award. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics and is coauthor of two books: Practical Applications in Appraisal Valuation Modeling: Statistical Methods for Real Estate Practitioners and Shopping Center Appraisal and Analysis, second edition. His real estate appraisal practice focuses on litigation matters.

Stephen J. Matonis, MAI, MRICS, is a principal of Integra Realty Resources-Orlando and has been appraising real property for 35 years. For the past 25 years, Mr. Matonis has limited his personal practice to the specialty of litigation valuation. He has been active in the Appraisal Institute, serving on the national level in the areas of admissions and education resources. Mr. Matonis chaired the General Demo Report Subcommittee, coauthored the grading manual, and served on the development team for the litigation valuation courses.

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