M. Ronald Lipman, MAI


M. Ronald Lipman is a founding partner of Lipman, Frizzell & Mitchell LLC. Ron has over 50 years of experience as a real estate appraiser and, over the past 30 years, has provided extensive real estate counseling services to property owners, developers, banking and investment clients and their legal representatives, with a specialty in real property tax appeals and fractional/minority interest valuations in the context of estate planning and estate administration.

Ron has considerable experience in complex appraisal assignments and litigation matters, having participated in some of the state’s most important court cases, several of which have set legal precedent. Ron’s personal experiences as a developer, investor, joint partner, and previously as a trustee of Mid Atlantic Realty Trust (NYSE) add significantly to his ability to provide effective, pragmatic consulting advice to his clients.

Ron holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute and is licensed as a Certified General Appraiser in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration in Real Estate from American University.

What Our Clients are Saying

Stefan F. Tucker • Venable LLP


"As a lawyer specializing in estate and income tax planning, which often encompasses transfers by gift or bequest of interests in real property and interests in closely-held entities, such as partnerships, limited liability companies and S corporations, I am compelled to seek valuations of such interests by recognized experts in the field, so that the valuations attached to the gift or estate tax returns are “adequate disclosure” for Federal tax purposes.

In my practice, I have found that Lipman Frizzell and Mitchell is extraordinarily qualified to prepare the necessary valuations. Ron Lipman, Ryland Mitchell and the others at the firm carefully review all facts and make certain that the relevant documentation accords with their expectations so that their appraisals will stand up under heavy scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities. They carefully consider minority interests in property and in entities, the different types of property within entities, and the presence or absence of restrictions on transfers in the appropriate documentation.

The bottom line is that at all times Lipman Frizzell and Mitchell is at the very top rung of appraisers. I would recommend them to anyone seeking to work with the very best."