Mr. Nicholas has been
appraising property since 1975. He is a court approved and court appointed
expert witness for superior court in Alameda, Monterey, San Francisco, San
Mateo, Santa Clara, and Somona Counties, specializing in Federal and
Estate Bankruptcy Court, as well as Tax Mediation cases.
James J. Nicholas & Associates provide appraisal services
for probates, divorces, estates and income tax issues. We also have
experience in diminution of value cases due to landslides, foundation
problems, earthquakes, and other acts of nature. If necessary, we are able
to prepare retroactive analysis of property.
We are aware of the anxieties and sensitivities in cases
such as divorce or death, and approach such appraisals with courtesy and
professionalism. You can rely on our firm members to be responsive to the
more sensitive proceedings of litigation.
We have many sources available to
us to reference property values,
including MLS, CMDC, REDI, NDC Data, and County Records. We also have
access to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Maps and Western
Flood Zone information. These resources, combined with our experience and
capabilities, permit us to complete complex appraisals and analyses.
click here to see Mr. Nicholas'
qualifications and résumé.
For court-related services, our rate is $350/hour. However,
because no two cases are alike due to variances in
their complexity, please contact us
for a comprehensive quotation of our fees.