A Closer Look
Mary O’Connor, CRE, ASA, CMI, CFE is Partner, Forensics and Valuation Services of Sikich LLP, a national accounting and advisory firm. She has worked exclusively in the field of valuation specializing in business valuation and the appraisal of intangible assets and going concern for litigation and corporate transactions with special focus in property tax. She has provided consulting and expert witness testimony in Federal, State and local jurisdictions (including US Tax Court, Delaware Chancery and Property Tax Appeal Boards) nationally and internationally in a wide range of complex property tax cases for hotels, senior living centers, theatres, retail stores, healthcare facilities and agricultural properties. Prominent cases include the Glendale Hilton, the Marriott at LA Live, SHC Half Moon Bay, DFS duty-free shopping at San Francisco Airport, Walmart in Johnson County, Kansas and the Desert Regional Hospital in Palm Springs, California. She speaks frequently about intangible asset valuation in property tax appeal to the IPT and APTC and has commented extensively on the various whitepapers published by the IAAO. In addition to the CRE designation, she is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers accredited in Business Valuation, a CMI accredited by IPT and a Certified Fraud Examiner accredited by ACFE. Mary is certified by Marshall Valuation Service in the application of Cost Approach methodology.
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