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Real Estate Tax Appeal

Property taxes are a considerable business operating expense. Elevated or unfair property valuations increase tax liabilities. Often, commercial properties can be over-assessed resulting in excessive and unlawful taxes. Archer & Greiner’s Real Estate Tax Appeal Group assists clients in monitoring and controlling their tax obligations through sophisticated and strategic representation to achieve tax savings. Our attorneys have achieved substantial tax savings for thousands of our corporate, business and residential clients, handling the litigation for all types of commercial, residential, industrial, and special property.

Attorneys in Archer’s Real Estate Tax Appeal Group are well-versed in the complexities of property tax laws. We review individual strategies and issues in order to pursue tax reductions. We ensure that our clients pay only the amount in property taxes required by law through challenging assessments and pinpointing other tax-savings opportunities. We help non-profit clients obtain and retain their tax-exempt status and provide solutions that reduce liabilities to local taxing jurisdictions. We also have extensive experience in negotiating tax exemptions, abatements, and payments in lieu of taxes for qualifying projects.

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 a thorough analysis of each matter and formulate a strategy that addresses not only the particular circumstances of each property, but also the objectives and needs of the client. Drawing on our vast experience, we offer clients a complimentary assessment review and a recommendation about whether an appeal is justified. In most cases, contingent fee arrangements are available so no legal fees are due unless we are successful in reducing taxes.

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Complimentary Consultation

We are pleased to offer you a complimentary consultation to determine if a property tax appeal is warranted. Please contact us for your no obligation consultation that can be handled via e-mail, telephone or in person at our office. We generally handle appeals on a contingency basis so no legal fees are due unless we are successful in your appeal. Please fill in the following fields so that we can properly evaluate your property. A member of our group will contact you if additional information is needed. We will contact you upon completion of our analysis. You can also reach us at 609-580-3700.

Experience

We have successfully represented clients in significant and diverse property tax cases involving billions of dollars of appraised valuation, including the following examples:

  • Oil refinery assessment reduction from $298 Million to $85 Million
  • Oil refinery assessment reduction from $653 Million to $340 Million
  • Corporate headquarters assessed market value reduction from $208 Million to $151 Million
  • Manufacturing facility assessment reduction from $160 Million to $110 Million
  • Office assessment reduction from $96 Million to $58 Million
  • Ski resort assessment reduction from $69 Million to $37 Million
  • Chemical plant assessment reduction from $29 Million to $13.5 Million
  • Assisted living facility assessment reduction from $25 Million to $12 Million
  • Multi-family assessment reduction from $68 Million to $55 Million
  • Office assessment reduction from $19 Million to $4.5 Million
  • Vacant land assessment reduction from $13 Million to $7 Million

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