6 Recent Appraiser Legal Situations in 60 minutes – and the Lessons from Each

When:  Jan 25, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MT)

The webinar 6 Recent Appraiser Legal Situations in 60 minutes – and the Lessons from Each, sponsored by LIA Administrators, will cover interesting and recent real-world legal situations involving real estate appraisers and draw key take ways from each situation. Highlights include: 

  • Appraiser sued over bad water in a well. How should appraisers handle such risks?
  • Sketches and floorplans of building structures in an appraisal report – a new appellate case tackled the question: do they possibly violate copyright law?
  • “I’m not an independent contractor. I’m your employee.” – recent cases and legal developments concerning whether an appraiser is properly classified as a contractor or employee.
  • How did a rural appraiser end up with a racial bias investigation?
  • Appraiser provides a valuation for use in litigation by his client and testifies as an expert witness – the other side in the case is unhappy with the result and claims the appraiser was negligent. Can the other side actually sue the appraiser?

About the Speaker
: Peter Christensen is an attorney at Christensen Law Firm, www.valuationlegal.com. His legal practice is focused exclusively on matters concerning valuation services.. He’s the author of Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms. His clients include appraisers, appraisal firms and management companies, as well as investors and technology companies. For 14 years, he then served as the general counsel of LIA Administrators & Insurance Services, which provides liability insurance to thousands of appraisers, appraisal firms and right-of-way service providers. He continues to provide risk management education on behalf of LIA. Peter earned both his BS and JD at the University of California at Berkeley.

Note: A Zoom Webinar invitation will be sent to all registrants prior to the event. If you have not received an invitation link within 24 hours of the event, please contact Andrew Eames at aeames@asfmra.org.

Start Times:
10:00 AM Pacific
11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Eastern

Continuing Education Credit: Members who attend will receive one hour of ASFMRA continuing education credit.

Cost: FREE for ASFMRA Members, $25 for Non-Members

Contact with Questions: Andrew Eames | (303) 692-1210 | aeames@asfmra.org