Litigation appraisal is perhaps the most challenging field in the industry today, where a poorly chosen word or an inaccurate piece of information can cost a client dearly. Appraisers who are active in this arena of the business need not only be technically proficient, they also need to be highly-intelligent professionals who can think quickly and react to the often dynamic and fast changing litigation environment inside the courtroom and out. Capstone can provide you or your client with a precious advantage on the valuation side…for those situations where every edge counts.
Capstone’s edge in the litigation process starts with an extremely well researched, documented and written appraisal reports. In other areas of this website we have described the resources Capstone has available that allow it to exceed the quality of reports being generated by the vast majority of our competitors. The quality of the report is a fundamental building block of a successful litigation assignment. There are many appraisers who are gifted in expert witness testimony, but as often as not, a sub-par appraisal report can be their downfall in the courtroom, regardless of their oratorical skills.
At Capstone we believe the keys to a successful litigation engagement are four fold: i) a strong appraisal report as a foundation; ii) a high level of education and training for the litigation expert; and iii) a nimble litigation expert who is mentally capable of rapid adaptation on the stand to the unexpected situations that are often presented; and iv) the ability to analyze and advise on issues raised by the opposing side.
Capstone’s partners and senior staff members have varying degrees of litigation and public hearing experience on a variety of asset types. Whether it’s James Toro’s experience as a Special Majestrate, Scott Tew’s experience as a qualified expert in circuit and bankruptcy court, or Ryan Zink’s completion of the Litigation Professional Development Program of the Appraisal Institute, we stand prepared to serve your litigation needs. Let Capstone’s litigation group provide you or your client with a precious advantage on the valuation side…for those situations where every edge counts.