An appraisal is an opinion of value. But that opinion is defensible only if the appraiser is knowledgeable, objective, honest, and experienced. William Hood Fine Arts offers a full range of Fine Art and Personal Property appraisals, whether for insurance purposes, contemplated resale, equitable estate distribution, or charitable donation. William Hood Fine Arts is in regular contact with specialist appraisers who command expert knowledge in all fields.
Clients or their attorneys who seek help with issues concerning the Internal Revenue Service should also know that William Hood has successfully completed a 15-hour course and examination on the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation, Washington, D.C. He has also completed the courses in Fine Arts and Personal Property appraisal taught at New York University by members of the Appraisers Association of America.