About Us

Over 20 Years of Excellence

Founded by Larry Tapanen over 20 years ago, the Tapanen Group is an industrial appraisal and valuation services firm specializing in expert witness and litigation support throughout the United States.

Solutions for Complex Valuations

Lead appraisers, Larry Tapanen and Tim M. Landolt, ASA, MBA, conduct a wide variety of appraisals including industrial real estate, machinery, equipment, personal property and business enterprise value. In most cases, these appraisals are for the purpose of litigation and expert witness testimony related to asset-based lending, property tax, and insurance claims. We work with Fortune 500 corporations, mid-sized businesses, insurance companies and taxing authorities. This well-rounded experience, along with industry specific knowledge, gives us a distinctive approach to solving the most complex valuation issues.

Unparalleled Expertise

Led by the founder, Larry Tapanen, our senior appraisal team is comprised of certified general real estate appraisers and ASA accredited senior appraisers with a wide variety of backgrounds and education that include finance, engineering, tax & business. With our industrial sector focus, we are able to provide our clients unparalleled expertise. Recognized as experts for several industries, we have provided expert testimony in a number of jurisdictions throughout the country and even set precedence for case law in several states.

Uniquely Qualified

We have a uniquely qualified team with an unparalleled track record, and our selected industry focus allows us to provide big business results with a boutique firm feel. If you are looking for an appraisal and litigation support firm that doesn’t just know your industry, but is in it, we would welcome the opportunity to show you what we can do.

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The Tapanen Group is the leading provider of expert witness services and litigation support for industrial properties and special-use facilities across the United States. Our expert witness services include: expert witness testimony, litigation support, appraisal valuation consulting. Our expert witness team is led by Tim M. Landolt, ASA, MBA and Larry Tapanen. For more information about our expert witness and litigation support services, call us at 916-273-9670 or click here to contact us online.