Jon Ripans Bio and Professional Qualifications Page PQP 2013-01-09


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Jon Ripans Bio and Professional Qualifications Page PQP 2013-01-09

  1. 1. PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Jon M. Ripans, J.D., M.B.A. Finance, Esq. Direct Dial: (404) 993-9467 M. Ripans is a Georgia Certified General Real Property Appraiser, Attorney, and Registered Neutral under theArbitration and General Mediation categories of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. He recently presidedover the first property tax appeal to County Hearing Officer under OCGA Section 48-5-11(e.1) and has been askedto speak to assessing officials and attorneys. As an independent fee appraiser, Jon has appraised $1.5 billion ofcommercial real estate from Texas to Florida to Upstate New York in almost every commercial property type,including a private airport with a one-mile long paved runway and 2,000 acres of alligator-infested swamp. Jonsvaluation assignments have been in the following contexts: lending, development, ad valorem taxation, foreclosureconfirmation, bankruptcy, expert witness, litigation, investments, mergers, acquisitions, partnership/corporate buy-ins & buy-outs, estate planning, trusts & estates, probate, charitable gifting, divorce, supersedeas bond collateral,and portfolio disposition. This valuation experience includes not just market value, but value in use, going concernvalue, business value, insurable value, distress value and liquidation value. Jon has worked with one or more ofeach of the following: FDIC contractors, banks/REO, special asset advisors, court-appointed receivers, lifeinsurance companies/hard money lenders, developers, owner-occupants, investors, accountants, attorneys, businessbrokers, real estate brokers, dentists, medical doctors, and veterinarians. Jon has been court appointed to serve as aproperty tax arbitrator/referee, and is available to serve as a judicial adjunct, such as arbitrator, mediator, specialmaster under Georgia Uniform Superior Court Rule 46 (USCR 46) or Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 53 (FRCP53), assessor, receiver, settlement master, expert advisor, and auditor under OCGA Section 9-7-1.ExperienceCommercial Real Estate Appraiser, 2001 – Present ● Expert Witness ● Court-Appointed Arbitrator/RefereePrivate Practice of Law: Real Estate, Corporate, Bankruptcy, Trusts & Estate, Taxation ● Property Tax AdvocateAdjunct Instructor, GSU ● Guest Lecturer, GSU Law ● Presenter, Georgia Dept of Revenue Assessor TrainingLaw Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ● Judicial Intern, Supreme Court of GeorgiaTypes of Engagements (Representative Sample)Commercial: Shopping Centers, Strip Centers, Free-Standing Retail, Big Box Retail, Anchored Retail, Distressed Retail, Drug Stores, Self-Storage, Daycare, Movie Theatres, Restaurants, Hospitality/Bed & Breakfast, Convenience Stores, Vacant Land/Outparcels.Office: Office Buildings, Office Condominiums, Medical Office Buildings, Veterinary Clinics, Distressed Office Properties, Social Security Administration Field Offices.Industrial: Warehouse, Distribution, Auto Service, Manufacturing, Climate Controlled, Industrial Land.Multi-Family: Apartments, Condominiums, Residential Land, Subdivision Lots, Distressed Subdivisions.Other: NNN Investments, GSA Leases, Airplane Hangars, Private Airport, Timber, Conservation Easements, 2,000 Acres of Swamp, Ground Leases.Licenses, Qualifications, Positions &AffiliationsState Bar of Georgia, Active Member Good Standing AI Professional Development Program Registry for theGeorgia – Certified General Real Estate Appraiser Valuation of Conservation EasementsGeorgia – Licensed Real Estate Salesperson MAI Examination/Experience CompletedRegistered Neutral (Arbitration/General Mediation) Subscribing Member, Ga Assn of Assessing OfficialsGeorgia Property Tax Hearing Officer Secretary, Property Tax Committee of the Real PropertyCandidate for Appraisal Institute Designation Law Section of the State Bar of GeorgiaEducationM.B.A. - Finance, Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Awarded 2002J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, Awarded 1992 ● Editor, Notes Editor & Published, Georgia Law ReviewB.A., Cornell University, Awarded 1989 [References Available Upon Request]