Local Auctioneer Joins Colleagues in Indianapolis for Auctioneer Day at the State House

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Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES auctioneer with United Country Gryphon Realty and Auction Group of Columbus, Ohio joined fellow Indiana Auctioneer Association members for the first annual Auctioneer’s Day at the State House.

It is critical for auctioneers to remain educated and informed on legal issues pertaining to the profession but also up to date on estate, real estate, tax and other matters so that we are better able to serve our clients.

Peter D. Gehres, CAI, CES auctioneer with United Country Gryphon Realty and Auction Group of Columbus, Ohio joined fellow Indiana Auctioneer Association members for the first annual Auctioneer’s Day at the State House. Over 60 auctioneers from all over the state of Indiana sat down with Indiana Law Makers to discuss various laws, potential changes in laws and how they may affect the auction profession in Indiana.; a group made up of over 2500 licensed professionals.

Auctioneers educated law makers on the auction professions position on pre-license education, continuing education, professional liability, government regulation of the auction industry, and sales tax on services.

“It is critical for auctioneers to remain educated and informed on legal issues pertaining to the profession but also up to date on estate, real estate, tax and other matters so that we are better able to serve our clients,” stated Peter Gehres. Gehres is a member of the Indiana Association and is currently the Indiana Auctioneers Association Champion Auctioneer.

Andrew Wilson, President of the IAA stated, "Auctioneers represent the most fundamental form of commerce in our state, and are working every day to drive the market."

About the IAA

The Indiana Auctioneers Association (IAA) represents the interests of over 580 Auctioneers throughout the state. The IAA’s mission is “To Advance The Professional Auction Method of Marketing”, with a Vision that consumers will think “Auction First.”

About Gryphon

Gryphon USA, Ltd. is a multi-faceted asset management and liquidation firm focusing on the operations and dissolution of single assets through and including entire companies. Gryphon maintains a receivership and asset management group (Gryphon Asset Management – gryphonusa.com) real estate brokerage practice and commercial auction/appraisal group (United Country Gryphon Realty & Auction Group – gryphonauction.com), art, antique and pottery auction group (Belhorn Auctions – http://www.belhornauctions.com) and real property management group (partnered with Borror Properties – http://www.gryphonborror.com).

Melissa M. Kruse (mmk(at)gryphonusa(dot)com) oversees the day to day operations of the parent company, Gryphon USA, Ltd. while Gryphon Asset Management operations are managed by Richard F. Kruse (rfk(at)gryphonusa(dot)com). Auction operations are directed by Peter Gehres (pdg(at)ucgryphon(dot)com). The property management partnership is maintained by Lori Steiner (lsteiner(at)borrorproperties(dot)com).

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