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The Appraiser as an Expert Witness: Preparation and Testimony
Oak Branch Conference Center
23 Oak Branch Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407
Thursday, October 01, 2020, 8:00 AM to Friday, October 02, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Education

This two-day course introduces the basic concepts and strategies needed to engage in litigation valuation. It explores the scope of activities appraisers can expect in a legal action, including assessing the status of a case, developing a USPAP-compliant appraisal without preparing a written report, and understanding legal terminology and jargon. The course addresses how litigation assignments differ from lender assignments and how to market appraisal services to litigation clients. Participants work in small groups to practice effective deposition and direct testimony techniques. A mock trial with a residential case study gives them the opportunity to experience a realistic courtroom environment in which to polish their skills.

Continuing Education Credit
This course has been approved for 15 credit hours by the NC Appraisal Board.

Instructor: Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS

Stephen D. Roach, MAI, SRA, AI-GRS has been an appraiser for over 40 years, and has been a co-owner of Jones, Roach & Caringella, Inc. since 1986. His appraisal assignments have included the valuation of numerous income-producing properties, historical valuations dating back to 1900, numerous partial acquisitions, and other significant and complex assignments throughout the United States. He has extensive deposition and trial testimony experience in matters involving condemnation, construction defects, contract breach, fraud, property tax appeal, appraisal methodology, and many other issues. Mr. Roach holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from San Diego State University. Read more.