Property Tax Appeals
We have earned a reputation as aggressive, thorough and well prepared in real estate tax negotiations and trials, due to our excellent trial skills and broad involvement in the real estate industry. Our experience in the courtroom is unmatched, our results consistently exceed clients’ expectations.
What We Do
We represent many Big Box Retailers, national and regional retailers and major shopping center developers and managers, and have obtained reductions in value in excess of several million dollars each year for major retail facilities.
We will review your assessor’s market value and provide an initial preliminary analysis at no cost or obligation. If you decide to challenge the assessor’s estimated market value, we will then pursue your reduction through negotiation and trial. We have successfully handled cases on a variety of fee arrangements: contingent (percentage) fee arrangements, regular hourly rates, and combinations of the two.
Our highly qualified team of property tax attorneys includes several Certified Real Property Law Specialists and a former chief tax litigator for the Minnesota Department of Revenue. We are backed by the support of the broad knowledge and experience of the firm’s full service Litigation and Real Estate Groups.
Department Stores and Shopping Centers
Our representation of many Big Box Retailers, national retailers and major shopping center developers and managers has led to reductions in value in excess of several million dollars each year for major retail facilities.
We have generated real estate tax savings as high as seven figure amounts for our clients, reducing the taxable value by as much as 70% for properties in both the Minneapolis and St. Paul central business districts and in the greater metro area.
Environmentally Contaminated Properties
We are nationally recognized for our cutting-edge work in cases where the market value of the subject property is adversely affected by petroleum derivatives, asbestos, PCBs, landfills, and other contaminants.
Medical Office Buildings
We have developed considerable expertise in the valuation of medical office buildings resulting in substantial reductions for our clients.
Industrial and Manufacturing Properties
We have regular experience with large and not-so-large industrial properties, and have achieved tax reductions for our clients reducing the estimated market value by millions of dollars, including newer facilities.
Office Warehouse and Office Showroom Facilities
We have achieved value reductions in excess of $3 million per year.
We have achieved tax reductions of more than 50% on unimproved parcels.
Even in a rising market we achieved annual reductions in market value of several million dollars on apartment complexes, in some instances reducing taxes by more than 50%.
We have achieved reductions in appeals of grain elevators exceeding 30%.
We have successfully represented several major banks in trial and in negotiations.
Hotels and Motels
We have extensive experience with the complexities of hotel and motel properties, and have achieved reductions as high as 45% or in excess of $500,000 per year in taxes.
We have extensive experience with restaurant properties, and have achieved reductions of 20 to 40%.