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There are 5 reasons why the
clients prefer to approach us:
  1. Our record of valuation works and testimonies in court is over ten years;
  2. Our Firm was approved as an expert entity by Moscow City Arbitration Court;
  3. We guarantee that our reports and testimonies will be defended before court;
  4. We are in contact with the leading law offices and colleges of lawyers;
  5. All our experts have higher education in Economics, they passed professional retraining in valuation, professional retraining as court experts in MSLA; the professional record of our experts is over ten years, they are the members of NP Financial and Economic Court Experts.

Professional Group of Appraisal LLC operates in the field of valuation for court and expert testimony in court for over 10 years. In the recent years our Firm has prepared more than 100 initial and court testimonies which were successfully defended before court. Today our Firm is in the list of expert entities approved by Moscow City Arbitration Court.

Our professional activities are regulated by the following effective legislation applicable to court and expert operations:

  • Constitution of the Russian Federation;
  • Federal Law, On the state court and expert activities in the Russian Federation, No. 73-FZ, dated 31.05.2001 (as revised on 25.11.2013);
  • Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, No. 174-FZ, dated 18 December 2001;
  • Arbitration Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, No. 95-FZ, dated 24.07.2002;
  • Civil Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, No. 138-FZ, dated 14.11.2002;
  • Resolution of Plenum of Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, “On criminal expert testimony in court”, No. 28, dated 21 December 2010;
  • Resolution of Plenum of Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, “On certain matters of the practice of application by the arbitration courts of the legislation on the expert examination”, No. 23, dated 4 April 2014;
  • Instruction оf the forensic accounting expert examination performed in expert organizations, No. К-8-463, dated 02.07.1987.

Professional Group of Appraisal LLC was approved by Non-Commercial Partnership Financial and Economic Court Experts (NP FECE), that unites over 300 experts in the sphere of audit and valuation and over 40 expert organizations from all subjects of the Russian Federation and is included in the Registry of the approved non-state court expert organizations.

Anna Isaeva and Irina Komar, the leading experts of Professional Group of Appraisal LLC, are in the list of the new edition of the Financial and Economic Court Experts Handbooks (reference book for the judge, investigator, and the lawyer) recently published in 2015, as experts members to NP FECE, who are authorized to perform testimony in court and are recommended for the investigating officers, judges and lawyers

Professional Group of Appraisal LLC specializes in the following TYPES OF EXPERT EXAMINATION:

  • Valuation or cost expert examination (determining of the market value of real estate assets, including land, on-going businesses and enterprises, machinery and equipment, claims, securities, etc.);
  • Financial and economic expert examination (determining of real value of a participatory share in case of a withdrawal of a participant from the limited liability company , identifying the signs of premeditated bankruptcy of the entities, examining the signs and ways of distortion of the financial data, expert examination of the deals with the securities, etc.);
  • Construction and technical expert examination.

Today such services as challenging the cadastral value and redemption of non-living premises in accordance with FZ-159 are in great demand among our clients. Our site describes the details of the above in the respective sections.

Our leadership:

Expert: Anna Yurievna Isaeva

Specializes in: Expert testimony in court (finance, economics, cost, value expert examination)
Years in practice: Three years of experience (from 2012) in the sphere of expert testimony in court
Education: Higher education in Economics
Professional education diploma: Professional Retraining  Diploma ПП No. 517065, dated  28 June 2002, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University, majored in Valuation of Enterprise (Business).
Advanced training: 1. Professional Retraining Diploma ПП No. 517065, Registration Number No. 72, dated 28 June 2002, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University;
2. Advanced Training Certificate, issued by NOU Professional Valuation Institute, Registration Number 0013/2005, awarded on 20 March 2005;
3. Advanced Training Certificate, issued by the Moscow State Construction University, Registration Number 486, awarded on 26 February 2008;
4. Advanced Training Certificate, Registration Number У-2066/14, awarded on 15 September 2014
Membership  of SRO: Member of Russian Valuers’ Association non-government organization (SRO ROO), Registration Number No. 000121
Membership  of NP: Member of NP Financial and Economic Court Experts, is mentioned by the Handbook of financial and economic court experts (2015).
Membership  of international organizations: MRICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Great Britain)
Qualification Certificate: Qualification Certificate awarded based on the results of the Unified Qualification Exam, No. 000231-006, in accordance with the expert’s professional knowledge level requirements  as set forth by a federal   valuation standard.

Expert: Kirill Borisovich Istomin

Specializes in: Expert testimony in court: accounting, tax disputes
Years in practice: Nineteen-year practice in audit (from 1996)
Years of  expert in court practice: Five-year practice in expert testimony in court practice (from 2010)
Education: Higher education in Economics
Number and date of issue of the document that confirms professional knowledge  : Auditor’s Qualification Certificate No. 010754, awarded on 25.04.1996
Membership  of SRO: Member of SRO (self-regulated organization) NP Moscow Auditors’ Chamber (MоAP). Number in the Registry (ORNZ) 29603032211
Scientific degree: Candidate of Sciences (Economics)  

Expert: Irina Alekseevna Komar

Specializes in: Expert testimony in court (finance, economics, cost, value expert examination).
Years in practice: Twelve years of practice as Expert Valuer. (from 2002)
Years of expert testimony in court  practice: 2.5 year practice of expert testimony in court practice (from 2012).
Education: Higher education in Economics.
Professional education diploma: Advanced Training Certificate, issued by NOU Professional Valuation Institute, Registration Number 517058, dated 28 June 2002, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University;
Advance training: 1. Advanced Training Certificate, issued by NOU Professional Valuation Institute, Registration Number 0012/2005, awarded on 20 March 2005;
2. Advanced Training Certificate, issued by the Moscow State Construction University, Registration Number 485, awarded on 26 February 2008;
3. Certificate of Short-Term Advance training, Registration Number У-279/11, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University, on 10 February 2011;
4. Certificate of Short-Term Advance training, Registration Number У-2067/14, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University, on 15 September 2014
Membership of SRO:: Member of Russian Valuers’ Association non-government organization (SRO ROO), Registration Number No. 000140.
Membership of NP: Member of NP Financial and Economic Court Experts, is mentioned in the Handbook of financial and economic court experts (2015).
Membership  of international organizations: MRICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Great Britain).
Qualification Certificate: Qualification Certificate awarded based on the results of the Unified Qualification Exam, No. 000232-006, in accordance with the expert’s professional knowledge  level requirements  as set forth by a federal   valuation standard.
Scientific degree: Candidate of Sciences (Economics).

Expert: Pavel Yurievich Kurochkin

Specializes in: Expert testimony in court (cost and value expert examination).
Years in practice: Nine years of experience of expert valuer.
Years of expert testimony in court  practice: Two years of expert testimony in court practice (from 2012).
Education: Higher education (Mathematics).
Professional education diploma: Professional Retraining  Diploma ПП No. 87697, dated  29 April 2006, awarded by the NOU Moscow Financial and Industrial Academy .
Professional retraining: 1. Professional Retraining Diploma ПП No.  663, dated 25 January 2009, awarded by the Moscow State Construction University;
2. Professional Retraining  Diploma No. СВ-129/11, dated 21 December 2011, awarded by FGBOU VPO Moscow State Construction University;
3. Professional Retraining  Diploma, Registration  No. У-2068/14, dated 15 September 2014, awarded by FGBOU VPO Moscow State Construction University.
Membership of SRO: Member of the Non-commercial Partnership self-regulated organization Regional Association of the Valuers for the South Federal Okrug, Registration Number No.  00517
Qualification Certificate: Qualification Certificate awarded based on the results of the Unified Qualification Exam, No. 000233-006 in accordance with the expert’s professional knowledge  level requirements  as set forth by a federal   valuation standard.

There are THREE TYPES OF SERVICES related to valuation or testimony in court:

1. Initial valuation, cross- valuation or pre-trial valuation.

FAQs: Initial valuation, cross valuation or pre-trial valuation
Client A physical or legal person may be our Client requesting for valuation services for the purposes of mediation settlement, commencement of action, or cross valuation.
Valuation grounds Valuation works are performed under a contract which will be made by the Client with our Firm.
Expert’s liability The Valuer is liable within the limits of its professional liability.
Payment for expert services? The Client shall pay for our services to our settlement account.
Placement of order for valuation with our Firm Step 1 – the Client makes a call to our Office (+7 (495) 639-93-78) to book an initial consultation (free).

Step 2 – A meeting at our site; the Client shall deliver to us all documents or materials in the case that may be required for the purposes of our works.

Step 3 – An official valuation contract made.

We recommend:

  1. Do not save on the initial valuation expenses and beware of any “cheap” valuers. The services fee amount is an immediate quality evidence. Also it is an important fact that the valuation results report is a calling card of the Client’s claim. Even if the Client hired a professional lawyer experienced in such matters, a report of low quality or a report that may leave the judge perplexed will pose a great problem for the lawyer to defense the client’s interests. First, an action may be lost as the valuation results of poor quality can be easily appealed and annulled. Second, court may appoint a commission, which decision will be a priority, and the client will bear all respective expenses.
  2. In case a contract for initial valuation is made it is very important that the services fee amount includes the fee due for defense of the report in court. The reality is that in some 90 percent of cases proves that the adversary party and court had questions with respect to the valuation report. The precedents in Russia show that the valuer’s default in appearance to provide clarifications is a usual procedure. Naturally, this results in impeaching credibility and appointment of either cross valuation or expert testimony. Support to the client’s position in court and the report defense by the Valuer are the key components of the client’s success!
  3. The years of our expert practice and testimony in court are crowned by the established partnership relations with many lawyers’ bureaus and collegiums. Upon request of our clients we can recommend reliable and professional lawyers as we know perfectly well that a professional lawyer is a ticket to success!

We will be pleased to answer all your questions. Please call us: +7 495 639-93-78. Our managers will promptly advice you .

2. Testimony in court

FAQs: Testimony in court
Client, Valuation grounds In accordance with the procedural legislation, an expert evaluation may be сommissioned through a ruling or a determination of court (judge) as well as through a ruling of a body of inquiry, interrogating officer, examining official, attorney or a body (officer) in charge of an administrative case. Expert evaluation may be commissioned by one of the above officers or through an application of a trial participant (claimant, respondent, accused, complainant, defense attorney, representative, etc.).
Payment for expert services The services shall be paid for to the court’s deposit.
Expert’s liability The expert is liable within the limits of his/her professional liability, plus criminal responsibility in case of the expert’s perjury as set forth by Article 307 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
Placement of order for valuation with our Firm

Step 1 – Send us a request for a testimony necessary for you either:

- Filling an electronic form on our site “Order a service”);
- Contacting us by fax: +7 495 639-93-78; or
- By e-mail: expertiza@pgo.ru, or
- Visit our office to obtain the initial consultation (free).

Step 2 – Obtain our official permission for testimony in court and also necessary information in compliance with Plenum of  Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation, “On certain issues related to application of the expert testimony legislation by the arbitration courts”, No. 66, dated  20.12.2006.

Step 3 – File the above information to court and apply for assignment of LLC Professional Group of Appraisal as an expert entity.

Step 4 – Send us the court ruling about assignment of our Firm as an expert entity.  

Step 5 – Pay for the expert testimony by way of a transfer into the court’s deposit account.

ГDetails of the procedure of commissioning expert valuation For details of commissioning expert valuation please refer to Articles from 79 through 87 of the Civil Practice Act of the Russian Federation, Articles from 82 through 87 of the Arbitration Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, Articles from 195 through 207 of the Criminal Procedure Code of the Russian Federation, Article 26.4 of the Administrative Violations Code of the Russian Federation.

We recommend:

  1. The testimony in court market is currently overflooded by experts of inadequate qualification.  It is especially so for such types of economic expert testimony as valuation. The valuers and the valuers organizations grasp on this type of expert valuation even if they are acquainted with only Federal Law, On Appraising”, FZ-135, however, testimony in court activities are regulated by other regulatory documents and, thus ignorance of the above documents results in numerous facts of recognition of the valuation results ineffective.
  2. The expert shall have adequate experience in successful testimony in court, since a testimony performed by an unqualified valuer who lacks procedural knowledge, ignores the requirements of the regulatory document in its opinion, will be attacked by the opposing party with  slashing criticism.

We will be pleased to answer all your questions. Please call us: +7 495 639-93-78. Our managers will promptly advice you.

3. Involvement of the expertа

FAQs: Involvement of the expert
Who may involve experts? Any parties involved or their representatives (defense counsel s) may apply for a specialist to be involved).
The grounds for involvement of the expert Where it is necessary to obtain criticism of the expert opinion or obtain a qualified consultation of the specialist in court, all serves the grounds for involvement of a qualified specialist. In accordance with Article 6 of Federal Law, “On Advocacy and Practice of Law”, No. 63-FZ (as revised and amended), any party to a litigation may involve a specialist.
How can the expert help the client in litigation? Review of the expert opinions is most frequently used of challenging the results of expert testimonies in court. The review helps identify irregularities in judicial proceedings in the course of testimony in court, violations of the methods applied to perform legal expertize. The review may result in a commissioning of a repeated or additional expert testimony and even reversal of judgment.
Specialist’s liability Where the specialist is involved in hearings he/she will bear criminal responsibility for perjury in accordance with Article 307 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation.
How to order a specialist’s consultation, review of the expert opinion or involvement of the specialist in the litigation? Step 1 – Send us a request or letter in free format with the questions for our specialist:

- Fax: +7 (495) 639-93-78.
- E-mail: expertiza@pgo.ru
- Visit our Office to obtain the initial consultation (free).  

We recommend:

  1. We strongly recommend to exercise the rights provided by the regulatory documents that govern involvement of the specialist in the litigation. Criticism spelled out by the specialist with respect to the expert’s opinion in the criminal and arbitration litigations may radically change the judicial opinion. It is important that if the appointment of the expert testimony in court in the criminal trial is the prerogative of the criminal investigator and court, also the defense counsel may initiate obtaining of an opinion. In accordance with Clause 3, Part 1 of Article 53 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the defense counsel may involve a consultant. In accordance with sub-clause 4, Clause 3, Article 6 of Federal Law of the Russian Federation, “On Advocacy and Practice of Law”, No. 63-FZ, dated 31 May 2002, the same rights are extended to the defense counsel, whose functions are performed by the attorney.
  2. If the judge refuses to document the specialist’s review issued with respect to the expert’s testimony, we are ready to attend the court. It is important that in accordance with Part 4, Article 271 of the Criminal Procedure Code the court may not dismiss a petition filed by one of the parties for hearing a specialist whose attendance of the court was initiated by such party.

We will be pleased to answer all your questions. Please call us: +7 495 639-93-78. Our specialists will promptly advice you.

Last news

27 December 2016
The Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography registered a new self-regulated organization (SRO) - “Federation of Professional Appraisers” Alliance (fsosro.ru).

On December 27 the Council of the SRO “Federation of Professional Appraisers” Alliance met for the first time at the conference hall of the Pekin hotel to discuss matters of priority appearing on the new SRO agenda.

Our congratulations to Alyona Verkhozina (Rogich), President of the SRO “Federation of Professional Appraisers” Alliance, and all members on the completion of the official registration, and best wishes for the fruitful journey ahead.

We also congratulate Irina Komar, Managing Partner of the Professional Group of Appraisal, on her appointment as Vice-President of the SRO “Federation of Professional Appraisers” Alliance.

16 December 2016
The Public Consultation Council yesterday held an extended meeting in the Moscow City Duma to closely review the situation surrounding the collection of the individual property tax in the city of Moscow. The meeting brought together leading experts in the field, representatives of the concerned ministries and departments of the Moscow City Government, as well as City Duma and State Duma deputies.

Irina Komar, Managing Partner of the Professional Group of Appraisal and Vice-President of the SRO “Federation of Professional Appraisers” Alliance, was invited to participate in the meeting as an expert representing the appraisers’ community.

16 December 2016
On 14 December 2016 the Commission for Operational Aspects of Bankruptcy Management (Liquidation) shortlisted a number of expert organizations accredited with the Agency that had submitted bids for provision of services to BANK GOROD (Protocol No. 60). The Commission resolved to pronounce the Professional Group of Appraisal as the winning bidder in the “Valuation Services” nomination.

14 December 2016
On 14 December RICS Russia & CIS professional groups organized a round-table meeting at the VIVALDI PLAZA Business Center to discuss the topic of Valuation Departments and Projects Management.

Anna Isaeva and Irina Komar, Managing Partners of the Professional Group of Appraisal, were invited to take part in the event, which unfolded in a friendly and professional atmosphere. One of the key messages of the meeting was delivered to the RICS members by Maarten Vermeulen, RICS Managing Director for Europe, Russia and CIS: "Notwithstanding the closure of the RICS office in Russia, the Institute will continue to organize professional events for the members in Russia and the CIS. As before, these will include conferences, round-table meetings and Assessments of Professional Competence (APCs)".

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