Peter Christensen is an attorney and member of the California and Washington state bars. His law practice is exclusively focused on valuation business, legal and regulatory matters. His clients are primarily appraisal firms, management companies and valuation technology providers. He’s the author of Risk Management for Real Estate Appraisers and Appraisal Firms, published by the Appraisal Institute, as well as a contributing author to the Appraisal Institute’s other publications Real Property Valuation in Condemnation and Appraisers in Arbitration. He is frequently invited as a speaker to valuation conferences and has made hundreds of presentations about valuation legal matters to audiences around the U.S. (in 48 states so far), including presentations to the Appraisal Institute, the Appraisal Foundation, the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, American Society of Appraisers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Farm Credit System, American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers, and state appraiser licensing boards.