Single-Family Litigation Support
Single-family litigation support can provide guidance and documentation at key junctures in litigation involving a home or houses. Litigation regarding a home is often a emotionally charged; a skilled expert witness can provide counsel and the home owner impartial insights. Single-family litigation support typically involves divorce, condemnation, construction defects or a seller not disclosing known defects prior to a sale.
Single-family litigation support can include consulting and/or valuation and expert witness testimony. Following are some of the types of support O’Connor & Associates can provide for single-family litigation:
- Assistance evaluating the case and the level of exposure or opportunity;
- Reviewing analysis or appraisals performed by third parties;
- Developing an appropriate measure of damages;
- Preparing an appraisal and developing an opinion regarding the amount of damages, if any exist;
- In-depth research regarding complex issues such as whether there is a deleterious effect on the market value of a home after a slab has been repaired or whether the existence of PVC pipe (which has not failed) negatively affects the market value of a home;
- Expert witness testimony at depositions and trial.
Most single-family litigation assignments are complex and require seasoned judgment. O’Connor & Associates depth and breadth of staff provide an invaluable resource for both simple and complex cases in single-family litigation. Our team of appraisers and expert witnesses have provided single-family litigation support and/or expert witness testimony for hundreds of cases. In one recent case involving a claim for damages related to mold involving approximately 20 apartment complexes in four states, O’Connor & Associates developed opinions (supported by voluminous documentation) refuting the plaintiffs claim that purported existence of mold had negatively affected rents and level of occupancy for the subject properties (within two weeks of being engaged). In addition to on-site inspections for each of the subject properties, O’Connor & Associates staff visited rent comparables and gathered voluminous supplemental data to document our conclusion.
O’Connor & Associates is the largest independent appraisal firm in the southwestern US and has over 40 full-time staff members engaged full-time in valuation and market study assignments. Their expertise includes valuing single-family and commercial real estate, business personal property, business enterprise value, purchase price allocation for businesses, valuation for property tax assignments, partial interest valuation, estate tax valuation, expert witness testimony and valuation for condemnation. They have provided litigation support to numerous attorneys, insurance companies and private parties.
To obtain a quote or further information for a Single family Litigation Support, contact John Fisher at 713-375-4300, 1-800-856-7325 x 4300, or fill out our online form.