Appraisal Services Associates forensic valuation consultants advise on individual properties as well as large collections (50,000+). Besides fine arts and antiques, specialists value photography, decorative arts, collectibles, residential and office contents since 1984. Appraisals are provided to assist the collector, attorney, accountant, fiduciary, insurance company and claimants in routine filings as well as in litigation and dispute resolution. Gift tax appraisals are often prepared on fair market rental rates. Estate appraisals can reflect fractional ownership discounts when allowed. Blockage discount appraisals assist artist’s estates and large collections.
We listen very carefully to the needs of our clients, providing a scope of work that can range from a simple consultation to an inspection, forensic report and testimony. Extensive experience in litigation support and expert witnessing results in great success equally for both plaintiffs as well as defendents. Frequently both sides stipulate to our reports. Trained professionals combine their academic and art historical backgrounds with extensive knowledge of markets to ensure the greatest accuracy. All reports exceed all professional standards including Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, The Principals of Practice and Code of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Meet your personal team of professional appraisers, available to valuate all of your property when you need it. At Appraisal Services Associates each and every team member has the experience and qualifications necessary to analyze your assets and create an appraisal that reflects the true value of your property.
CHARLES T. ROSOFF, ASA, MRICS
Mr. Rosoff is the president of Appraisal Services Associates, a firm of appraisers that provide forensic valuations of Fine Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Residential and Office contents. He has been appraising since 1984, is an Accredited Senior Appraiser designated by the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Mr. Rosoff currently serves as a Discipline Governor on the International Board of Governors or of the ASA, and has served as president of the New York Chapter of the ASA. He was the Legal Issues Editor of the Personal Property Journal of the ASA, was on the faculty of the American Law Institute, American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Post-Mortem Planning and Estate Administration, and participated at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York program Divorce in New York in the 21st Century. Mr. Rosoff has also taught the course Personal Property Valuation—The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Appraisal Practice for the ASA at various universities, taught Appraisal Research Methods at New York University, and has testified as an expert witness numerous times in multiple jurisdictions. Mr. Rosoff is currently an editor of the annual supplements to Valuation Strategies in Divorce and Valuing Specific Assets in Divorce. Mr. Rosoff has a B.A. degree in History of Art from the University of Michigan, completed the one year training program at Sotheby’s London, completed the Certificate program in Appraisal Studies at New York University, completed all the courses in appraisal practice given by the American Society of Appraisers, attended courses in the graduate program in the History of Decorative Arts from the Cooper Hewitt Museum and has worked for Christie’s New York.
ALEZA F. FRIEDMAN, AM, DA
Dr. Aleza Friedman has been working for Appraisal Services Associates since 2002. She received her Doctor of Arts in English from St. John’s University, and her B.A. from New York University, graduating summa cum laude with honors in Art History. She is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers and is in compliance with its mandatory reaccreditation program. Dr. Friedman was a board member of the New York City chapter of the American Society of Appraisers from 2007–2013. Along with Charles T. Rosoff, ASA, MRICS, she has been a co-editor of the supplements to Valuation Strategies in Divorce and Valuing Specific Assets in Divorce since 2007. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Tau Delta.