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David Wilkes is a valuation counselor and litigator representing corporations and governments around the world in land valuation disputes and arbitration, as well as the design of legislative systems. He served as Chairman of The Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC, designated by the U.S. Government to set valuation standards and qualifications for America. He holds advanced degrees in valuation and law, is a designated member of RICS, the largest organization of property advisors in the world, and formerly served on RICS’ International Governing Council in London, representing the United States. He is currently Vice Chair of the RICS Americas Valuation Council.

David is also a Board Member of the International Property Tax Institute and a co-founder and Vice Chairman of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA). He is the long-time Editor-in-Chief of the New York State Bar Association’s flagship magazine, the Journal, and served for many years as Editor-in-Chief of the prestigious academic quarterly, Real Estate Review, published by New York University. He is currently at work on three book projects, one of which focuses exclusively on how we perceive “value”. He has provided the in-house judicial Continuing Legal Education program in property tax law to the entire Appellate Division of New York State.

David is the co-founder of Huff Wilkes, LLP, the internationally-recognized property tax law firm, and the CEO of Standards Research Services International, LLC (www.srsi.com), a property tax advisory firm to governments and corporations around the world. David is also an avid rock and ice climber, an airplane pilot, and motorcycle racer.