Several months ago, a few of us at Alfano Law Office noticed the frequency with which our office fights municipalities to protect property rights. Property rights are more than just things in your home or office. They include the right to use and develop land, the right to be paid full market value should the government take your property through … Read the rest
Appraisers and “Extraordinary Assumptions”
Appraisers often serve as expert witnesses in tax abatement matters. The more money at stake, the more likely the parties will need appraisers.
When used in that manner, an appraiser is considered an expert witness. Expert witnesses assist the judge, appeals board or other tribunal of technical matters and conclusions beyond the knowledge of ordinary witnesses. Ordinary witnesses generally testify … Read the rest