Attorneys find that working with an experienced, MAI designated appraiser early in the process helps develop a winning strategy. RP Realty Advisors can identify the real estate positions in each case, assess appraisal strengths and weaknesses of the opponents, and advise about Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.
Some of the legal firms we have worked with include Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster; Prince Lobel; Sherin and Lodgen; Brown Rudnick; Sassoon Cymrot Law, LLC; Nixon Peabody LLP; and Davis Malm.
Real estate valuation and consulting services include tax appeals, professional liability issues, bankruptcy, partnership dissolution, zoning and land use matters, easement valuations, title disputes, business valuations, and litigation support. Ms. Perrizo has served as an expert witness in U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Massachusetts Land Court, Massachusetts Superior Court and Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board
Retained by counsel for the defendant as an expert witness to address the potential neighborhood value impairment from a proposed bituminous concrete plant. In a written decision, the Court held there would be no negative impact on value. D’Acci v. Cutler, 2016 WL 1092317
Testified on behalf of the taxpayer as to the fair cash value of an affordable housing project built as the adaptive reuse of a former firehouse. The ATB’s decision reduced the assessed valuation by 60%.
Testified on behalf of the taxpayer as to the fair cash value of a 325,000 square foot mill complex in downtown Worcester for abatement of real property taxes. Case settled after conclusion of testimony.
Retained by counsel for the defendant as an expert to clarify the real estate position and value of a 14-acre industrial property in Ward Hill Park, Haverhill, MA. Case settled prior to trial.
Retained by defendant’s counsel as a testifying expert for the defendant to provide a valuation of oceanfront properties in Cotuit, MA that were the subject of claims for engineering malpractice.
Fact witness in a proceeding against officers and directors of City Fed Financial Corporation, based on Ms. Perrizo’s appraisal work for a consortium of 14 lending institutions regarding assets in the Port Liberte development, a master planned community consisting of 1,650 residential units and one million square feet of commercial space located on the New Jersey side of the New York harbor.