Partner John V. Terrana

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 firm.

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
Douglas W. Atkins
Robert L. Renda
Nicole S. Forchelli

Related Information

June, 2014
Who's Who in in Real Property Tax Certiorari Law — LIBN

October 8, 2013
Attention property owners - Re-register for Basic STAR — NYREJ

May, 2013
Storm damaged real estate tax relief in Suffolk County — New York Real Estate Journal

November 15, 2012
The Firm Ranked Top Real Property Certiorari Law Firm on Long Island by the Long Island Business News

March 1st, 2012
Tax Certiorari Department of Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana LLP Hits Milestone Opening its 5,000th File Today

September 9, 2011
Multi-Discipline Approach to Reduce Commercial Real Estate Taxes— Long Island Business News

August 2009
Attorney John V. Terrana selected as Executive of the Month by the New York Real Estate Journal

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