Tax Assessment Appeals
Our attorneys represent commercial and industrial property owners before boards of assessment appeals and courts across Pennsylvania who seek a reduction in their tax obligations, or defending the assessed value or exemption status from a local taxing authority’s challenge. Our Tax Assessment Appeal team has represented owners and lessees of a wide variety of property types including office, retail including malls, power centers and lifestyle centers, restaurants, banks, hotels, multi-family including affordable housing, industrial plants, manufacturing facilities, cellular towers, landfills, vacant land, and underground mineral interests.
While Pennsylvania property assessments often stagnate for many years, the current market values indicated by those assessments – as well as facts regarding the property itself – may change significantly year-to-year. Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to speak with property tax managers about evaluating the assessments in Pennsylvania real estate portfolios to identify viable assessment reduction opportunities.
When such an opportunity is identified, we represent our property tax clients with the bottom line in mind; looking for opportunities to leverage the facts into a favorable settlement opportunity while preparing the case for trial. Not only do we understand the appeals process, but, perhaps more importantly, we understand the real estate market. We handle appeals on an hourly, or often on a contingency fee, basis depending upon the nature of the projects and our clients’ preference.
“Not only do we understand the appeals process, but, perhaps more importantly, we understand the real estate market.”
– Justin D. Ackerman