The Tax Certiorari Department concentrates
in handling tax certiorari proceedings to challenge real
estate tax assessments and reduce real estate taxes. Our
team approach involves checking every aspect of a property’s
taxation to ensure that our clients obtain the largest
possible tax refund and reduction in future taxes. We have
been successful in obtaining millions of dollars in real
estate tax refunds and savings for our clients, which include
national, regional and local owners and tenants of all
types of commercial and residential property.
Having a department
that concentrates in tax certiorari has enabled us to maximize
our effectiveness through experience and a strong reputation.
This concentration also allows the Firm to provide a very
specialized service that is usually only available in a
small firm, but with the resources and expertise of a large
Our practice is supported by a custom-designed computer
software system and an extensive database including detailed
property record information that allows us to handle each
case effectively and expeditiously.
The Firm handles tax
certiorari cases in Long Island’s
Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the upstate Counties of Orange,
Westchester, Rockland and Putnam.
The Tax Certiorari Department
also counsels clients in all other aspects of real estate
taxation, including tax exemptions, estimation of taxes
for new construction, lease tax escalation clauses and
the sale, purchase and foreclosure of tax liens.
Attorneys practicing in this field:
• John V. Terrana
• Warren S. Arthur
• Jeffrey D. Forchelli
• Donald Jay Schwartz
• Douglas W. Atkins
• Andrea Tsoukalas
• Janet Ganio
• Robert L. Renda