Real Estate Property Assessment and Tax Appeals

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Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, LLP has a wide range of experience and expertise in handling real estate tax assessments, as both Solicitor for various School Districts and as Special Counsel.  Our firm is involved in both defending tax assessment appeals filed by School District taxpayers, as well as filing tax appeals relating to underassessment on behalf of School Districts.  Members of our Firm have intimate familiarity with appraisal techniques, valuation methods and a depth of experience in appearing before the various administrative bodies and Courts of Common Pleas which handle such appeals.  Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, LLP has been involved in a wide range of appeals, including but not limited to residential property, vacant land, assisted living facilities, local, regional and super regional shopping malls, office complexes, apartment complexes, large retail stores and industrial properties of all types.  We have literally handled thousands of appeals before the Board of Property Assessment, Appeals and Review and the Court of Common Pleas.

Maiello, Brungo & Maiello, LLP is pro-active with its School District clients in formulating the programs to preserve the tax base of the Districts in two ways.  Guidelines are typically established with School Districts to determine when a taxpayer-initiated appeal should be opposed.  Guidelines are also established for School Districts for filing under-assessment appeals on behalf of the School District.  As part of these programs, we provide the District with regular reports detailing the total number of hearings and decisions, an analysis of the tax impact of those decisions both taxpayer-initiated appeals, as well as appeals taken by the School Districts, the tax impact and a cost benefit analysis.

For additional information, please contact Michael Brungo at [email protected].

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