Certified Appraisers, Inc. is a multifaceted firm specializing in the appraisal/valuation of:
* Closely held Businesses
* Business Personal Property
* Intangible Business Assets
* Machinery and Equipment
* Commercial and Residential Real Property
* Economic Losses
* Business Damages
Since 1972 our management has been involved in determining business and litigation-related values, operating a variety of successful businesses and brokering the sale of closely Held companies. Our team is highly qualified and experienced in multidisciplinary valuation classifications. Appraisers certified by one or more of the national appraisal societies are assigned to conduct and/or review all appraisal reports. Management assigned to assess litigation-related values have the credentials to qualify as experts and have extensive experience in testifying. Each of our appraisers subscribe 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 fiduciary responsibilities by professionals, especially where litigation may be involved. Our team members have frequently served as expert witnesses in federal courts as well as in state district courts throughout most of the Southern United States. Our services have been used for property settlements, marital dissolution, partnership dissolution, 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.