MBM’s real estate tax assessment lawyers have a comprehensive knowledge and broad-based experience in all aspects of the appeals process and in all property, types enabling them to best serve the interest of their clients in effectively managing their real estate tax liability.
We have an impressive track record in Allegheny County and throughout Pennsylvania for major property assessment reduction wins for their clients in all sectors of real estate.
Essential to the appeals process is an ability to initially determine the merit of a potential appeal case. Our tax assessment lawyers know assessment law and valuation methods that aid our clients in determining whether an appeal is warranted and the likelihood of success.
When cases go to the trial or appellate level court, our tax assessment attorneys have successfully obtained major assessment reductions and tax savings for clients for virtually every property type. From major office buildings, shopping centers, apartment buildings, industrial buildings and beyond, we consistently produce optimal outcomes for our clients securing substantial reductions in taxes.
MBM has experience and expertise in handling real estate tax assessments, as both a solicitor for various School Districts and as special counsel.
Our firm is involved in both defending tax assessment appeals filed by taxpayers and, filing tax appeals relating to underassessment on behalf of School Districts.
Our tax assessment lawyers have intimate familiarity with appraisal techniques, valuation methods, and experience in appearing before the various administrative bodies and Courts of Common Pleas, which handle such appeals. We represent School Districts in a wide range of appeals such as 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.
MBM 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. As part of these programs, we provide our clients 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.