Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law
Since 1980, the attorneys in Meyer Suozzi’s Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Practice have helped taxpayers explore their options and optimize their property tax position. Among these attorneys are a former Deputy Chief of the Tax Certiorari Bureau of Nassau County and the New York City Condemnation Bureau and former chairs of the Nassau and Suffolk Bar Association Tax Certiorari Committees. From the largest corporation, to the corner store, Meyer Suozzi knows your neighborhood and understands the law when it comes to your property taxes. For more information on our residential tax certiorari services, click here.
Whether your company owns the building, or is a triple-net lessee of commercial or industrial properties, Meyer Suozzi can review your tax situation and map out a strategy for dealing with your tax burden effectively. Since local government sets the value on millions of properties across the metropolitan area, taxpayers should question whether the value they’ve assigned is correct. We help determine if the government’s number accurately reflects the reality of our client’s business. And, Meyer Suozzi can get the right answer, even when government cannot or will not.
We examine assessment records for errors and inaccuracies, search for all available abatements and exemptions and review the accuracy of market value estimates. When mistakes are made, we quickly move to obtain assessment reductions or refunds of real estate tax over-payments and review that future assessments are reduced. We consult with appraisers, engineers and other experts, and appear at administrative hearings, bring cases to trial and prosecute appeals.
Our attorneys are often called upon by other service providers, including cooperating with attorneys in determining the value of commercial property for matrimonial and estate tax purposes and assisting real estate brokers in determining if the real estate tax burden on commercial properties offered for sale are correct.
Our clients include rental properties, office buildings, hotels, banks and financial institutions, houses of worship, non-profit organizations, movie theaters, shopping centers and strip malls, warehouses and other industrial spaces.
- Real Estate Tax Reduction
- Vacant, Storm Damaged and Polluted Property Tax Reduction
- Commercial Tax Exemption Programs
- Condemnation and Eminent Domain Proceedings
- ASIE Filing Disputes
- Disputed Assessment Fund Litigation