Barbara Blades-Lines is a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property (CAPP) as awarded by the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). She provides extensive Appraisal Valuation services on fine art property, antiques, and residential contents for the following purposes: estate, equitable distribution, divorce settlement, probate, expert witness testimony, insurance or insurance damage claims.
Ms. Blades-Lines has over 25 years of professional experience and education in appraisal methodology. She is qualified to execute appraisals that are USPAP compliant and meet IRS requirements.
Experience: Ms. Blades-Lines has appraised collections for the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, Marriott Bermuda, the Bank of Butterfield, Norton Rose Fulbright, Peter Paul Petroleum, the University of Houston, and she has worked closely with the Bermuda National Gallery’s collections of furniture, European paintings, and the Bacardi Biennial.
Projects have included services for clients in Bermuda and all over the United States, primarily in Texas but also California, Massachusetts, Kentucky, New Mexico, Maine, Seattle and New York. Select public institutions that have received her appraisals include, the White House and the Smithsonian, Washington D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Contemporary Art Museum, and many more.
As a generalist appraiser, she has a broad background in appraising:
Litigation Support: Ms. Blades-Lines' provides correct valuation for the settlements of disputes, including divorce, claims, loss, negligence, or fraud. Her experience with legal projects, were over Fine Art Property, relating to divorce, the appraisal value for a collection, and the authorship of an artist.
Education / Training: A native Houstonian, Barbara graduated from the University of Texas and completed postgraduate studies with Christie’s Education in London. Pursuing a career as an independent appraiser, Barbara founded Blades Appraisal Services, in 1994, Houston, Texas.
Peter J. Bondy FSA, MAAA, has more than 45 years of experience as an Actuary and a Financial Services Professional. He has served as a corporate executive, as a corporate director, and as a consultant domestically and internationally. Mr. Bondy has extensive experience with insurance company and reinsurer matters and practices ranging from basic business practices to matters involving financial projections and valuations as well as sales practices. He has served on corporate boards and brings a broad understanding of the issues involved. A published author, Mr. Bondy has delivered lectures and spoken frequently around the country. He is fluent in English and Spanish, his first language.
Litigation Support - Having had experience with many complex projects throughout his career, Mr. Bondy is able to serve as an expert consultant or as an expert witness for complex matters and issues regarding annuities, insurance, reinsurance, emerging mortality, experience issues, and corporate matters. He provides a broad range of litigation support services to attorneys representing both plaintiff and defendant.
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Bridget Brandon of ValueMyHorse Equine Appraisals specializes in educating attorneys in case specific horse terminology, developing valuation appraisals, testifying in court, finding critical evidence, analyzing crucial facts, and creating relevant witness questions. She provides the legal community with a wide range of analysis, education and support for equine-related proceedings throughout the United States. ValueMyHorse services clients from any locality and any state needing expertise in the area of Sporthorses, Performance Horses, pleasure horses and breeding. Bridget has testimony experience and is qualified as an expert. USPAP certified,
ValueMyHorse understands the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliance issues. They also know what it takes to comply with the IRS Federal Code of Regulations with respect to being “qualified” appraisers developing a “qualified” appraisal in accordance with AQB (Appraisal Qualifications Board). Whether to support business valuation and profit motive claims for dissolution of marriage, charitable donations of horses, estate valuation, partnership disputes, or IRS related issues. ValueMyHorse is available with regard to IRS Hobby Loss Issues, the Relevant Market, Type of Horse, Horse Show Issues, Breeding Issues, Boarding, Care, Custody and Control, Highest and Best Use, and Fungibility.
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Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr. is a well known and respected expert and consultant in the automotive industry. An IACP Certified Auto Appraiser, Expert Witness, and Field Inspector, Mr. Bent is the seated President of the Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers, a National Professional Appraisal Credentialing Organization that has trained, tested, and certified over 2,400 students under his leadership in the practices of IACP Certified Auto Appraisals and Litigation assistance. Mr. Bent holds numerous licenses and credentials as an ASE Certified Mechanic, I-Car Collision Specialist, Licensed Auto Appraiser, Insurance Adjuster, Umpire, Mediator, Arbitrator, Classic Car Judge, and Vintage Car Historian.
KPRC 2 Houston News Interview with Roy Bent on Diminished Value
Litigation Support - Mr. Bent is retained by counsel to provide IACP Certified Third Party Appraisals for most auto related lawsuits. He serves law firms whose clients are involved with dissolution, probate, bankruptcy, and diminution of value, and automobile accidents. Mr. Bent is a contributing author in several peer reviewed journals in auto accident expert witness related theories, case studies, and reports which are used exclusively by other expert witnesses in the field. His services include deposition, arbitration, mediation, and trial testimony when necessary.
Appraisals for Law Enforcement Agencies - Roy Theophilus Bent, Jr., IACP Certified Auto Appraiser & Expert Witness, is regulary retained by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Attorney General (AG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Office of Inspector General, and varios Police Departments resumting in criminal convictions and/or exonerations of Defendants for: White-Collar Crimes, Vehicular Homicide Crimes, & Felony Drug Crimes resulting in Federal Criminal Forfeitures, Civil Judicial Forfeitures, Administrative Forfeitures & Seizures.
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Jack Young, ASA—MTS/ARM, CPA helps Attorneys, BV Appraisers and CPAs with values they can depend on. Jack is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers specializing in Machinery and Equipment Appraisals and Appraisal Review. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He currently serves on the International Appraisal Review & Management subcommittee of the American Society of Appraisers and is an active member of the Northern California ASA Chapter. In addition to his CPA designation and background,Mr. Young worked for many years as an auctioneer and auction manager of machinery and equipment and business assets and was awarded Master Personal Property Appraiser (MPPA) designation from the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute. His experience in Auditing, Accounting, Financial Analysis, and Auctioneering provides a strong base for the asset valuation concepts embraced by the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the appraisal industry today. As an equipment appraiser, Mr. Young performs Certified / Qualified Equipment Appraisals in Northern California and Western Nevada. As an accredited Senior Appraiser with an Appraisal Review designation in the specialty of Equipment and Machinery, Jack Young provides valuable litigation support services. As an expert witness, he offers defendable USPAP machinery and equipment appraisals that can withstand the scrutiny of the legal system and has experience testifying in trials and depositions. Mr. Young teaches and co-authors ASA Appraisal Review classes for the ARM designation. Jack served as Chair of the International Appraisal Review & Management (ARM) subcommittee of the American Society of Appraisers and currently serves on the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers Board as Director of ARM; he is an appointee on the Board of Examiners for the American Society of Appraisers. His services are available to attorneys for plaintiff and defense. Areas of Specialization