Ryland L. Mitchell III, MAI


Ryland L. Mitchell III is one of the three original partners who founded the firm in March 1977. For approximately six years prior to that time, he was an appraiser with McCurdy Lipman & Associates in Towson. He holds the MAI designation of the Appraisal Institute. Ryland is a licensed Certified General Appraiser in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. Ryland graduated from the business school of the University of Richmond in 1965 and did graduate work in the field of real estate at the University of Florida.

Ryland has appraised real estate throughout the Mid-Atlantic States with his primary focus in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area in real estate tax assessment analysis and condemnation and litigation support. He has testified as an expert witness for U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S District Court of Maryland, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Maryland Tax Court, and circuit courts in various counties in Maryland.

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."