Leonard Appraisal

Meticulous and trustworthy personal property appraisers

Why do I need an appraisal?

IRS & Estate Taxes

Leonard’s appraisers provide evaluations for estate and inheritance taxes and estate planning at both the Federal and State level. Our certified reports are regularly submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Illinois Department of Revenue and adhere to the criterion of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Insurance Coverage

Leonard’s appraisers will determine the retail replacement value of your collections. We work with leading insurance carriers and brokers to ensure your coverage is appropriate and properly documented.

Equitable Distribution

Leonard’s appraisers provide evaluations and advice for estates needing to divide personal property amongst heirs and beneficiaries. Our unique approach allows us to tailor certified appraisal reports for each client’s specific situation. We provide independent and trustworthy information to ensure a smooth estate distribution.

Divorce

Leonard’s appraisers will prepare a fair market value or marketable cash value appraisal report for use in the negotiation and litigation of divorce proceedings. Our independent valuations provide important information for the parties in a divorce while upholding the strictest confidentiality.

Donation & Gifts

Leonard’s appraisers provide evaluations for estates and individuals making donations or gifts. Our certified reports are regularly submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Illinois Department of Revenue and adhere to the criterion of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).

Casualty & Loss

Leonard Appraisal is able to provide a valuation for your valuables in the event of damage or a complete loss. Our independent opinions provide involved parties with expertise and guidance through difficult situations.

Our Accredited Appraiser Team

Leonard’s appraisers are professionally trained and ISA or AAA accredited, bringing the highest level of accuracy and expediency to client requests.

Photograph of appraiser John Leonard seated in a chair

John Leonard, ISA AM

International Society of Appraisers

John has been appraising personal property since 2007 and holds the Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers. He is current with USPAP through 2023.

Photograph of appraiser Alexandra "Lex" Huckabay seated in a chair

Alexandra "Lex" Huckabay

Appraisers Association of America

Lex has been appraising personal property since 2013 and holds the Accredited Member designation from the Appraisers Association of America (AAA). She is current with USPAP through 2023.

Photograph of appraiser Patrick Kearney seated in a chair

Patrick Kearney, ISA

International Society of Appraisers

Patrick has been appraising personal property since 2007 and holds the Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). He is current with USPAP through 2023.

Photograph of appraiser Laura Duguid seated in a chair

Laura Duguid, ISA AM

International Society of Appraisers

Laura has been appraising personal property since 2019 and holds the Accredited Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). She is current with USPAP through 2023.

Photograph of appraiser Carrie Young seated in a chair

Carrie Young, ISA

International Society of Appraisers

Carrie has been appraising personal property since 2014 and holds the Member designation from the International Society of Appraisers (ISA). She is current with USPAP through 2023.