Real estate taxes are often a significant operating expense for property owners and businesses. Like any other expense, real estate taxes should be evaluated each year to ensure that your property is assessed fairly and accurately. Over-assessments will result in reduced income and could negatively impact the value of your property.
At Levine Staller, we will assist you in a review of your current tax assessment and determine if a tax appeal is warranted. We are well-versed in the complexities of property tax laws and specialize in complex commercial property cases.
Consideration of a variety of factors is needed in determining whether a tax appeal is warranted and the process can often be confusing. Prior to filing an assessment appeal, our attorneys undertake an analysis of each case and develop a strategy that addresses not only the particular circumstances of each property, but also the objectives and needs of the client. We are happy to offer clients a complimentary assessment review and a recommendation on whether an appeal is justified. In most matters, contingent fee arrangements are offered so clients are not responsible for any legal fees unless we are successful in reducing your taxes.
Over the years our firm has litigated property tax appeals before state trial courts and county boards for all types of properties, including casinos, apartments, condominiums, office buildings, warehouse properties, hotels, golf courses, power generation facilities, marinas, vacant land and mixed use buildings.
We have successfully represented clients in significant and diverse property tax cases involving over $7.5 billion of assessed valuation and have realized over $150 million in tax savings for our clients.