Real Estate Valuations and Appraisals


Alan J. Cornblatt, Esq.
“Mr. Cerone is the most credible witness with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. The “due diligence” he and his staff effect provides an extraordinary confidence level for trial. I urge all trial attorneys involved in cases with real estate as at least part of the issue to align herself / himself with Mr. Cerone and Amerival. His involvement with other professionals throughout the United States enables quick response for your needs around the country and locally for other case issues.”

Walter W. Schoenewolf, Esq.
….thank you for the professional manner in which you helped with an evaluation of the impact of granting a Right of Way Dedication along the front of a business property. You and your staff efficiently provided necessary data, reasoning and analysis which paved the way to an effective negotiation and profitable resolution. I appreciate your diligence and professional demeanor and will not hesitate to recommend you to clients and friends.

John W. Christie, Esq.
Over the past several years I’ve relied on Al Cerone and Amerival for supportable and defensible valuations and realty consultation – especially the difficult and sophisticated matters. I have never been disappointed.

Michael Gilmore, Esq.; NJ Tax Court Judge

The following was prepared prior to Judge Gilmore being sworn in as a Judge.
I have had the rewarding experience of working with Mr. Cerone on tax appeals before both county boards and New Jersey tax court for 3 years. His ability to create a homogenous relationship between complex realty and valuation using the Principles of Real Estate as a basis is unique and extraordinarily effective. His keen sense of rationale and articulate presentations are the basis for his winning arguments.

Michael K.W. Nolan, Esq.
I have known and worked with Al for almost 20 years. He is a consummate professional. He is an expert in real estate, valuation and land use. I have used him in many, many cases as an expert, adviser and consultant. It is my opinion that having him on your team dramatically increases the likelihood of a positive, successful outcome.

Thomas A. Harley, Esq.
I consider Al Cerone to be an exceptional appraiser. I have consistently retained him as an expert witness for more than 20 years, both as a valuation expert and as a liability expert in the defense of appraisal malpractice cases. His knowledge of the standards applicable to appraisers is unmatched. His assistance is continually of great value to my practice. I highly recommend Mr. Cerone to any law firm in need of an accomplished expert in real estate and realty valuation matters.

Martin E. Silverman, Esq.

Al Cerone and his team at Amerival have been my choice for professional valuations for more than 20 years.  The reports they provide are incomparable and never been questioned by any state or federal agency.  The added advantage of selecting Mr. Cerone and Amerival is they care about their clients.  They have, when deemed necessary extended a helping and considerate hand to those clients of mine who were unable to afford the excellence of work that Amerival provides.  Professionals as they are rare.  

Christina M. Rieker, Esq. Partner- Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP, NYC

Mr. Cerone is a valuable resource in any real estate or real property valuation matter.  He is a highly regarded and well respected professional in his field, and is an authority on the most up to date standards and practices in the appraisal profession.  Mr. Cerone is one of the most diligent, thorough and responsive experts with whom I have worked and I will not hesitate to retain him on the most complicated matters in the future.

David G. White, Esq. of counsel, Pashman Stein, PC

I met Al Cerone when he served as an expert for an opposing party in a case involving deficient real estate appraisals.  He was well prepared and presented his client’s case effectively.  This included being prepared for tough cross-examination questions.  Part of his effectiveness was in his demeanor, which was firm but professional.

Donna Adelsberger, Esq., Donna Adelsberger & Associates, P.C.

I am pleased to provide this reference on behalf of Al Cerone, whom I have known professionally for many years.  I relied upon him as an expert in the field of real estate appraisals in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  Al provides a thorough review of the case files, as reflected in his well-written expert opinions.  He is always accessible for questions, and of course, thoroughly prepared to testify in court, when needed.  My clients have been very appreciative to have Mr. Cerone reviewing their work.  I am equally appreciative to have someone who will provide an honest opinion supported by the facts and Mr. Cerone’s years of knowledge and experience.