Property Tax Exemptions, Abatements, and Appeals
MSW represents and advises businesses, developers, and governmental entities in all aspects of real property taxation.
Real property taxes increasingly represent a significant expense for property owners and developers. Understanding and addressing your property tax burden is essential for all property owners.
An important part of our broad property tax practice is counseling clients in identifying and mitigating the real property tax implications for new acquisitions and redevelopment projects. Our firm has substantial experience in counseling developers and municipalities on long term and five-year tax exemption payment in lieu of tax (PILOT) programs and related tax incentives.
In addition, our firm’s attorneys have successfully litigated the value of all property classes, including office complexes, retail stores, shopping centers, apartment buildings, industrial facilities, hotels, and unique single purpose properties. Our attorneys also have a particular expertise in counseling non-profit entities in obtaining much needed real property tax exemptions available to charitable, religious, educational, hospital and other entities for qualified property.
PROPERTY TAX LITIGATION
Successfully represented national and local mental health organizations as amici curiae before the New Jersey Supreme Court in litigation preserving property tax exemptions for supportive housing units.
PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION LITIGATION
Successfully represented State University in an action challenging the property tax exemption of university student family housing.
Developers in negotiations of PILOT agreements with municipalities in Essex County and in compliance with affordable housing requirements.
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL
Taxpayer in tax appeal reducing property tax assessment on mixed use office and retail building in Jersey City from $13,084,000 to $10,750,000.
PROPERTY TAX APPEAL
Taxpayer in tax appeal reducing property tax assessment on office building in Bergen County from $10,600,000 to $5,500,000.