Property owners in Allegheny County who want to file appeals of their 2011 real estate tax assessments must do so no later than March 31, 2011.  Property owners need to realize that when appealing their assessments they can choose to have the assessed values based either upon the 2002 base year market values or current market values.  In our experience, we have seen properties that were worth less in 2002 than they are today, making the 2002 base year the proper valuation methodology. We have also seen properties being purchased today at prices which are less than what they would have paid in the 2002 time period.  In these cases, it is more advantageous to request current market value in an appeal. Maiello Brungo & Maiello, LLP can assist you in determining whether your property is over-assessed and if so, which valuation method is most appropriate.

MB&M represented property owners in real estate tax assessment appeal cases throughout Western Pennsylvania.  MB&M formulates strategies to protect the monetary interests of property owners and, has a team of tax appeal attorneys that are able to handle all types of residential and commercial properties, large and small.  Past examples of favorable outcomes for our clients include the reduction of an assessment on a commercial bank building which saved the client over $55,000.00 in taxes; winning a tax refund of $49,396 for an office building; and successfully defending a homeowner in an appeal filed by a taxing body which reduced the client’s potential tax increase by $5,587 annually; and appealing a homeowner’s assessment which ultimately saved the client $10,498 annually in real estate taxes.

We invite you to contact tax appeal Attorneys Jennifer Cerce and Donald Walsh to make an appointment to discuss your Allegheny tax assessment or Pittsburgh tax assessment.  Remember, all appeals must be filed by March 31, 2011. Jen can be reached at 412.242.4400 or Donald can be reached at 412.242.4400 or

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Alfred Maiello

Alfred C. Maiello is the founding member of MBM and has represented area school districts as solicitor for 50 years. He counsels school districts and educational institutions on leading developments in school law and guiding them through their day-to-day and long-term challenges.