Hauppauge, NY The L.I. chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Suffolk Academy of Law, Suffolk County Bar Association Condemnation and Tax Certiorari committee presented a joint three-hour seminar, “Condemnation and Tax Certiorari.” The seminar provided a panel of appraisers and attorneys to exchange knowledge between experts.
The program was held on Sept. 25th at the Suffolk County Bar Association. Presiding judge John Leo welcomed attendees and presented opening remarks, and the program was moderated by Jacquelyn Mascetti, Esq. of Herman Katz Cangemi and Clyne LLP. Appraiser James Taylor, MAI, SRA of Rogers and Taylor Appraisers Inc., and attorneys Harvey Besunder, Esq. of Bracken Margolin Besunder, Jay Herman, Esq., of Herman Katz Cangemi and Clyne and Edward Flower, Esq., presented the first part of the program “Roles of Attorneys and Appraisers in Tax Certiorari and Condemnation.” Appraisers Andrew Albro, MAI, SRA, of Standard Valuation Services, Donald Franklin, MAI, of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and attorneys Brad Cronin, Esq., of Cronin & Cronin Law and Harvey Besunder, Esq., presented the second part of the program “Applications in Tax Certiorari and Condemnation.”
Two properties were appraised for both tax certiorari and condemnation purposes. One property had excess land and the other an easement. The experienced panelists shared their expertise in preparing an appraisal, preparing for trial, what to expect during a trial, and highlighted strengths and weaknesses to be cross-examined during a trial. Leo provided closing remarks on what a judge expects at trial. There was an opportunity for participants to question the panel of experts of attorneys and appraisers.
The program was a continuation of partnership between the L.I. chapter of the Appraisal Institute and the Suffolk County Bar Association and was well attended by both attorneys and real estate appraisers.
The seminar was successful, with future collaborations being explored with the appraisers and the attorneys.