Attorneys and Law Firms

Attorneys routinely rely on our unbiased appraisal and consulting services to challenge an opposing party’s appraisal assumptions, analyses, and conclusions. We have assisted in any number of real estate disputes ranging from the typical to the complex. We conduct a significant and growing level of business with the legal community in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Lake State Realty has long been trusted for being unbiased, impartial, and objective. Between our expert witness testimony, litigation support, and supporting analyses, we help to settle cases should they go to court, and prepare you to win!

When a property value has the potential to be disputed or litigated, you want to engage the services of an appraiser that has the highest level of licensure, a Certified General Real Property Appraiser. Certified General Real Property Appraisers have no legal limitations for transaction value or complexity. However, just because an appraiser is a Certified General, does not mean they are competent to value any property type. Our appraisers are trained and competent to value almost any and all property types. The right appraiser will go above and beyond to verify data and prove materials so that you do not have to. Our attention to detail is second to none. We have experience in expert witness testimony and our appraisals hold up under cross-examination.

Appraisal Services for Law Firms and Attorneys

Give us a call and we would be happy to discuss your case with you to determine if and how we can be of benefit. Together we will objectively and confidentially discuss the particulars of your case so that you have a solid understanding of our expertise and the types of analysis we will utilize. If for whatever reason, we believe that there is a better firm suited for your case, we are very willing to refer you to one of several trusted colleagues in our network. Ultimately, we want you to succeed in your case!

Lake State Realty’s president and Certified General appraiser, Julie Jeffrey Schwartz performs all deposition and courtroom testimony for the company unless other arrangements have been made at the outset of an assignment.  In her 35+ years of experience, she has testified at many depositions and trials including jury and bench trials.

Lake State Realty has over 35 years of history assisting those in the legal and accounting professions with resolving complex problems relating to real property and land use including:


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