Representation of Municipalities in Property Valuation Disputes
The Law Offices of E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy represents governmental entities in Upstate New York and statewide in property tax challenges and appeals. Our extensive experience on both sides of tax assessment litigation enables our municipal clients to protect the tax base in the interests of the communities they serve.
Three of our attorneys practice in property tax abatement, including senior partner Dave Murphy, who is recognized across New York as an authority on property valuation, tax certiorari litigation and eminent domain proceedings. Partner Patrick Seely has also litigated complex cases involving the valuation of commercial, industrial and utility properties.
Based in Albany, NY, the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm represents a select number of counties, cities, towns, school districts and public utilities across Central and Upstate New York. Our municipal clients have included the towns of Newburgh, North Elba, Halfmoon, Malta, Johnstown, Bethlehem, Ossining and Scarsdale, and the cities of Watervliet and Gloversville.
Defending Municipal Entities in Tax Assessment
We have represented local governments in proceedings before the Board of Assessment Review and in court to defend property valuation challenges by commercial property owners. We also appear before the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS) on equalization matters. Our case results in property tax litigation show that we have helped municipal clients preserve hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenues by defending initial valuations or limiting the effects of lowered assessments. Our success extends to defending fair market value in eminent domain/condemnation actions.
Albany Municipal Law Attorneys
E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is recognized for its knowledge, professionalism and results in commercial property valuation and tax certiorari litigation. Contact our Upstate New York municipality tax lawyers to discuss our services.