- 2 Henry Adams St, Suite M-6 San Francisco, CA 94103
Fair Market Value: Appraising personal property for non-cash charitable contributions and
estates. Presented for the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers
2014 American Society of Appraisers / SEAK, Inc.
Effective Expert Witness & Personal Property Issues & Insights
2013 American Society of Appraisers
Appraisals for Litigation
The Appraiser in Litigation – Skills in Expert Testimony, Discovery and Litigation Support
2012 American Society of Appraisers
Completed the requirements for the Certificate Program in Appraisal Studies in Fine &
Decorative Arts from the University of California, Irvine
SE100: National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Management X404 – Insurance, Appraisers and the Law: Fine and Decorative Arts
2011 American Society of Appraisers
PP/JG 201: Introduction to Personal Property Valuation
PP/JG 202: Personal Property Valuation Methodology - Research and Analysis
University of California, Irvine (Extension)
PP/JG 203: Personal Property Valuation – Report Writing
PP/JG 204: Personal Property Valuation – The Legal Environment
Management X404.45 - Estate Tax and Charitable Contributions: What’s New?
1978-1980 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Bachelor of Arts (Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude)
1975-1977 SUNY Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Originally from New York, Tom returns there regularly to visit galleries. He also attends the major international art fairs to stay abreast of the current market. To this end, Tom maintains relationships with individual artists, galleries, auction houses, and private dealers, which are invaluable in gathering the information pertinent to winning a case.
Tom's years of experience placing high value artwork enable him to testify in cases involving blue chip art and large collections comprised of varied artworks. His experience working with high net worth individuals to build collections makes him uniquely qualified to address the issues involved in collecting art, and to give insight into the nature of collecting and managing art collections. His intimate knowledge of the collecting process and collector's motivations make him uniquely qualified to testify regarding collecting norms vs. unusual behavior on the part of collectors.
Tom frequently lectures on art at venues ranging from art fairs to client gatherings and retreats. His appraisal training at the University of California, Irvine enables him to perform appraisals of fine art objects to ensure that his clients have the information they need to prevail in court.
O’Connor & Associates is an art advisory firm dedicated to helping individuals and corporations to build art collections that are unique and site specific.
We perform fine art appraisals that are USPAP compliant, and provide expert witness testimony in court cases.