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OUR SERVICES 

 

ART APPRAISALS 

 

With over 30 years experience, and a team of highly qualified and experienced appraisers, Alex Rosenberg & Associates provides qualified appraisals and consultations to collectors, museums, and law firms, independent of the often-conflicting interests that auction houses and art dealers offer. Our carefully researched appraisals have an unsurpassed record of being accepted by insurance companies, federal and state government agencies, and courts of law. All our appraisals meet the high standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Read here why it is essential to obtain a qualified appraisal. 

Our experts are recognized for their excellent results, based on state-of-the-art research and connoisseurship, involving the following matters:


Donation and Gift Appraisals

Alex Rosenberg & Associates specializes in qualified IRS-related appraisals, which meet strict IRS technical requirements for substantiating the value of donations, allowing donors of artwork to qualified organizations to obtain the appropriate tax deduction. If an arrangement with an institution has not yet been finalized, we can assist with the development of proposals to suitable museums and other non-profit organizations.

 

Estate Appraisals/Planning

Our firm has a long history of filing unchallenged probate, donation, and gift appraisals. We are experts in the use of blockage and other legal devices that can result in considerably lower estate taxes. Our estate planning appraisals will assist you in the decision-making process regarding the equitable division of property among your heirs and beneficiaries.

 


Insurance Appraisals

Our replacement cost appraisals will allow you to obtain an upfront agreement with the insurance company, ensuring you will be able to replace lost or damaged treasures with similar items. Generally accepted industry guidelines recommend that fine and decorative art be re-appraised every three years, or every two years for Modern and Contemporary Art. In case of damage or loss, our firm has obtained better than average settlements from insurance companies.

Marriage/ Partnership Dissolution Appraisals

For the division of assets following divorce or dissolution of a business, our appraisals determine market cash value. Our state-of-the-art reports, using current market research and appropriate comparable sales, help to reconcile difficult disputes.

OTHER SERVICES

Litigation/Expert Witness Services

Our Appraisal and Expert Reports are recognized for their supportive, thoroughly researched narratives, which ensure our clients’ success.  Should court testimony be required, Alex Rosenberg & Associates offers qualified expert witness testimony related to all Estate, Insurance, and Fine Art litigation matters. Our most recent cases include: 
  • The Estate of Robert Rauschenberg (20th Circuit Court, Florida 2014) (deposition and testimony)
  • De Sole v. Knoedler Gallery, et. al – (District Fed. Court – Southern Dist. NY 2014) (deposition)
  • Baker v. Carroll (District Fed. Court – Southern Dist. NY 2012) (deposition and testimony)

    View a complete list of important cases.

     

    Art Consultancy

    Alex Rosenberg & Associates offers expert advice on collecting and selling works of art, taking into consideration current market conditions.


    With over 30 years experience, and a team highly qualified and experienced appraisers, Alex Rosenberg & Associates provides certified appraisals and consultations to collectors, museums, and law firms, independent of the often-conflicting interests that auction houses and art dealers represent. Our carefully researched appraisals have an unsurpassed record of being accepted by insurance companies, federal and state government agencies, and courts of law. All our appraisals meet the high standards of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Appraisers Association of America (AAA), and the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). Our experts are recognized for their excellent results, based on state-of-the-art research and connoisseurship, involving the following matters:

     


    Donation and Gift Appraisals

    Alex Rosenberg & Associates specializes in qualified IRS-related appraisals, which meet strict IRS technical requirements for substantiating the value of donations, allowing donors of artwork to qualified organizations to obtain a considerable tax deduction. If an arrangement with an institution has not yet been finalized, we can assist with the development of proposals to suitable museums and other non-profit organizations.

     

     

    Estate Appraisals/Planning

    Our firm has a long history of filing uncontested probate, donation, and gift appraisals. We are experts in the use of blockage and other legal devices that can result in considerably lower estate taxes. Our estate planning appraisals will assist you in the decision-making process regarding the equitable division of property among your heirs and beneficiaries. 

     

     

     

    Insurance Appraisals

    Our replacement cost appraisals will allow you to obtain an upfront agreement with the insurance company, ensuring you will be able to replace lost or damaged treasures with similar items. Generally accepted industry guidelines recommend that fine and decorative art be re-appraised every five years, or every two years for Modern and Contemporary Art. In case of damage or loss, our firm has obtained better than average settlements from insurance companies.

     

    Marriage/ Partnership Dissolution Appraisals

    For the division of assets following divorce or dissolution of a business, our appraisals determine market cash value. Our state-of-the-art reports, using current market research and appropriate comparable sales help to reconcile difficult disputes.


    OTHER SERVICES

     

    Litigation/Expert Witness Services

    Our Appraisal and Expert Reports are recognized for their supportive, thoroughly researched narratives, which ensure our clients’ success.  Should court testimony be required, Alex Rosenberg & Associates offers qualified expert witness testimony related to all Estate, Insurance, and Fine Art litigation matters. Our most recent cases include:

    (List here a selection of most important cases or law firms we have worked with?)

     

    Art Consultancy

    Alex Rosenberg & Associates offers expert advice on buying and selling works of art, taking into consideration current market conditions.