John Bowen Published in Law360
The article “Appraising Property Taken By Eminent Domain In Mass” by John Bowen discusses what an appraiser should prepare for in the litigation environment.
“Appraising property that will be taken, or has already been taken, is in many ways no different than any other appraisal — with a few key differences. The sixth edition of the Uniform Appraisal Standards for Federal Land Acquisitions is an excellent place to start, even if the property is being taken by a state or local government. Many such takings are reimbursed, at least in part, by the federal government. Regardless, the oversight provided is a useful framework in any eminent domain context…”