February 1, 2023 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club
1601 Bayside Dr
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Lianna Ayala
(818)957-5111 (2)


Topic: Junk Science & Valuation

Description: There are over a dozen tactics used by junk scientists who present appraisals in the courtroom and to clients. This presentation sets forth these tactics, along with citations and discussions to identify these ploys and rebut them effectively.


Randall Bell, PhD, MBA, MAI is the author of “Real Estate Damages: 3rd Edition” and specializes in real estate damage economics. He was retained as the expert in the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Site,  the Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Sites, OJ Simpson, and hundreds of others.


Michael Tachovsky, PhD provides expert witness testimony for complex valuation issues. He has taught courses and published in the Appraisal Journal on the topic.

Cancellation Policy

Up To 15 days prior to program start date, $25.00 cancellation fee.

2 – 14 days prior to program start date, $35.00 cancellation fee.

Less than 2 days prior to program start date, forfeit of payment.

Additional Information

Dinner Check in: 5:30 PM

Dinner and Program starts at: 6:00 PM

Program includes Buffet Dinner

2 Hours of BREA CE Pending Approval

Disclaimer Information


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This Educational Program was developed and organized by the Appraisal Institute Chapter offering the Program with the intent of addressing topic(s) of current local interest solely for educational and informational purposes. The Appraisal Institute national organization was not involved in developing or organizing the Program.

The content of this Program, including but not limited to any written materials and presenter comments, does not represent the viewpoint of the Appraisal Institute (defined as including but not limited to, the national organization, its Regions, Chapters, members, candidates, affiliates and staff) unless formally adopted by the national Board of Directors. Further, the Appraisal Institute has not peer-reviewed or approved the content of the Program and does not warrant the accuracy or timeliness of the content of the Program. The content of the Program is subject to court decisions and local, state and federal laws and regulations and any such revisions of such laws and regulations.

This Program is presented with the understanding that the Appraisal Institute is not engaged in rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or services. Nothing in the Program is to be construed as the offering of such advice or services. If expert advice or services are required, attendees and readers are responsible for obtaining such advice or services from appropriate professionals.

State Credit

Please note that 100% attendance is required in order to receive any approved state credit or to be awarded AI CE points. It is imperative that you check with your state board for state approval information before completing registration.

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If you have a disability and require accommodation, please notify the sponsor at least two weeks in advance for reasonable accommodations to be arranged.

The Appraisal Institute reserves the rights to cancel, limit, or reschedule the program and to change instructor assignments and facility locations at any time.

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