When your real estate valuation or consulting assignment involves litigation or potential litigation, your choice of a real estate valuation expert is of great importance. While many real estate appraisers can prepare convincing reports, few are willing to defend them on the witness stand and an even fewer number are able to do so with great success in the face of unrelenting cross examination.
Stevenson Advisors have a well established reputation and in-depth experience in providing both expert witness and litigation support. As an expert witness, our qualified appraisers will appear at the examination stage, in court, or at a quasi-judicial proceeding to provide evidence in all matters affecting real estate. We also provide litigation support through formalized appraisal reviews and assist in preparing for cross examination or preparing exhibits and evidence for a case.
Our professionals have provided valuation counseling and advisory services in connection with tax appeal, bankruptcies, financial restructuring, partnership disputes, divorce settlements, breaches of contract, tenant-landlord disputes and claims of lost profits, among others.
We have the ability to prepare appraisal reports that conform to the varying needs of real estate litigation. Moreover, we have the ability to convey an informed opinion concerning real estate value issues through expert testimony – and to withstand rigorous cross-examination from opposing counsel. Our senior staff has provided expert testimony in both judicial and quasi-judicial proceedings, and at both the provincial and federal court level.
As a result of Stevenson Advisors collaborative corporate culture and deep and varied resources, our Dispute Analysis & Litigation Support Practice is able to draw on the intellectual capital, information platforms, and experience of other service lines such as commercial real estate sales, agency leasing, real estate development and property management. This is a significant advantage over our competitors. Few other litigation support service providers have access to such deep and varied resources.