Along with utilities and maintenance, property taxes are one of the higher and most volatile expenses for a commercial property owner or tenant. Property taxes are also the highest state and local tax paid by businesses. Fortunately, property owners and lessees have opportunities to control their property tax expense.
Ryan Law represents commercial property owners and lessees in ad valorem tax matters. We assist taxpayers and their property tax representatives throughout the appeal process, from ensuring compliance with administrative procedures to representation in judicial proceedings. Our objective is for our clients’ assessments to be the lower of market value or the equitable and uniform assessment of their competitors.
Ryan Law provides a number of other property tax services. For instance, we can assist commercial clients with their personal property assessments. We can assist with tax planning strategies including abatements or exemptions, as well as analyzing the possible property tax impact of changing the use or ownership of a property. Finally, in the unfortunate situation of delinquent taxes, we can review the delinquency notices to ensure our commercial clients are not paying more than statutorily required.
Our attorneys bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to the service of our clients. Our attorneys are former property tax consultants or managers who provided services to many Fortune 500 companies or former employees of municipal or state assessors or tribunals. As a result, our attorneys have a deep understanding of not only the administrative and judicial review process, but appraisal and appraisal theory. The result is an ability to partner with your current property representative or in-house personnel to develop and execute successful property tax strategies throughout the appeal process.