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ASA Los Angeles Can Help You! Independent valuations to assure your property is properly appraised

The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers - with their ASA accreditation, education, valuation experience and adherence to ethical practices - make all the difference when consumers need independent, credible opinions of value on property. ASA-accredited appraisers are valuation experts, and the meticulous ASA accreditation and SoCal Appraisers membership process ensures that our appraisers are accurate, impartial and credible.

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ASA Events

Annual Candidates Night and ASA National Update with CEO Jim Hirt
Jim Hirt will be visiting the Los Angeles Chapter. Find out what is happening with ASA nationally and internationally, and what membership in the leading multidisciplinary valuation society can do for you. Legislative liaisons will also discuss efforts on behalf of members in Sacramento.

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Recent Appraisal Struggles with the IRS
Dinner Presentation Jointly Sponsored by: The ASA-Los Angeles Chapter and The Appraisal Institute-Southern CA Chapter SPEAKER: Mr. Zarefsky is an attorney admitted to practice law in California. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of California. In 1995, Mr. Zarefsky co-wrote the winning brief for the Roger Trayner Moot Court competition sponsored by the State Bar of California. TOPIC: Mr. Zarefsky will discuss recent US Tax Court findings on Qualified Appraisal/Appraiser standards for non-cash charitable contributions, trends in Minority Interest Discount valuations and the IRS’ recent imposition of Sec 6695 preparer penalties upon appraisers. 2 hrs BREA pending 2 hrs ASA pending SCCAI members should register at SCCAI website. ASA-LA members and guests may register here.

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ASA MTS and RP Valuation Conference on Fair Value Issues for Financial Reporting
This all-day conference will focus on the most current, up-to-date, and important valuation fair value issues to business advisors, auditors, and valuations professionals. -- Understand the latest developments in the world of valuations for financial reporting -- Find out what is expected from the auditors during the audit assist review process -- Learn about the Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and simplifications from current GAAP -- Hear about valuations for IFRS purposes and tax implications of valuations -- A must attend event for valuation professionals from all disciplines, most importantly for Machinery & Equipment and Real Property practitioners -- Distinguished speakers from well renowned valuation and consulting firms. -- Registration cost includes: Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch -- Great opportunity to network and earn CPE Hours: ASA CE 8 hrs approved, BREA 7.5 hrs approved

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ASA-USC Annual Fair Value Conference, Los Angeles
Please mark your calendars for the Ninth Annual Fair Value Conference which will be held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at the Radisson Midtown at USC at 3540 S. Figueroa Street in Los Angeles. This year’s conference is a joint effort of the American Society of Appraisers and the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting. Please note the slight change of location.

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Appraisal Review and Management

Appraisal Review and Management is a unique discipline in the American Society of Appraisers. While professionals in other ASA disciplines are specialists in the valuation of particular property types, the ARM discipline focuses upon review and management of all types of property appraisals and appraisal practice management.



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Business Valuation

Business Valuation (BV) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for businesses and business interests of all sizes, from small proprietorships, such as medical practices, to large multinational corporations.





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Gems and Jewelry

Gems and Jewelry (GJ) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for precious stones and jewelry. The professionally qualified GJ appraiser focus on one or more of the following specialties: diamonds and unmounted colored gemstones, contemporary jewelry, art and designer jewelry, Native American and/or other collectible ethnic jewelry, antique and period jewelry, gemstones rough, gemstone carvings and mineral specimens.

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Machinery and Technical Specialties

The Machinery Technical Specialties discipline of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers represents a unique group of individuals, who, throughout the years have defined the appraisal of machinery & equipment.




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Personal Property

Personal Property (PP) is defined as tangible, movable property that is utilitarian, collectible, decorative or a combination of the three. This definition includes items such as paintings, antiques, sculptures, photography, posters, toys, commercial advertising, musical instruments, professional camera equipment, fine watercraft or automobiles, silver flatware, jewelry, wine, and more.

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Real Property

Real Property (RP) professionals provide independent unbiased opinions of value for real property, defined as all the interests, benefits, rights and encumbrances inherent in the ownership of physical real estate, where real estate is the land together with all improvements that are permanently affixed to it and all appurtenances associated thereto.


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Contact

ASA-LA, c/o DeborahAnn Marshall
PO Box 1877
Santa Clarita, CA 91386-1877