September 24, 2020

MSW Alert: Property Tax Appeal Valuation and Litigation – How to Prove Your Case

On Thursday, September 24th, Thomas S Dolan, Esq. will take part in the 14th Annual Meadowlands Conference, hosted by the Northeast New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute. The presentation will provide an overview of Tax Court valuation principals, the requirements for sufficient expert appraisal testimony, and a discussion of recent Tax Court valuation cases and trends.

Thomas S. Dolan is a partner in the firm’s Property Tax Appeal and Litigation practice groups, where he represents corporate and individual clients in real estate tax matters and commercial litigation.

Tom has broad experience advising taxpayers and governmental entities on complex real property tax issues and has litigated the value of virtually all property types, including office buildings, retail stores, shopping centers, apartment buildings, industrial facilities, hotels, and unique special purpose properties. He also has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters in state and federal courts, including class actions, franchise litigation, state tax controversies, commercial contracts, and real estate disputes.

As a valued advisor on Long Term Tax Exemptions and Payment In Lieu of Tax (PILOT) agreements, both redevelopers and municipalities seek Tom’s counsel for all aspects of the PILOT approval process, from obtaining the proper redevelopment area designation and drafting the redevelopment agreement to negotiating and finalizing the terms of the tax agreement.

Additionally, Tom has considerable expertise advising non-profit organizations on obtaining and litigating real estate tax exemptions, including arguing before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he successfully represented a group of national and local mental health organizations in preserving property tax exemptions for housing for residents with developmental disabilities.

Murphy Schiller & Wilkes LLP is a boutique law firm specializing in commercial real estate and development matters. Headquartered in Newark, NJ, the firm was founded to provide effective, efficient, and creative legal services to meet the distinctive needs of our clients. Through the development of comprehensive legal strategies, our team works tirelessly to create a blueprint for success and advance our clients’ interests in every matter.