Upon written engagement, Fitzgerald Law Group will take whatever steps are necessary in order to obtain the lowest possible legal property tax assessment. The client is always kept closely advised as to all important developments in the case. After a case is concluded, we continue to monitor the property’s assessments and review the tax bills for accuracy.

Fees
We take great care to ensure that our services are provided at a reasonable cost. When requested, we sometimes offer retainer agreements that are customized to suit a particular client’s needs.

Services
Comprehensive services include:

A physical inspection of the property and review of the Assessor’s record in order to ascertain accuracy:

An analysis of data relative to the subject property, for the purpose of determining its fair market value.

A report to the client of our findings with specific recommendations as to the most appropriate and cost-effective means of minimizing the assessed valuation.

Preparation, filing of Appeals, and presentation of evidence before the Assessor, Board of Review, Property Tax Appeals Board, or in the Circuit Court, if applicable.

Complimentary advice regarding the probable property tax ramifications of prospective purchases or leases of business or investment grade real estate.

Complimentary advice relating to the procurement of tax incentives or abatements. This is often an overlooked procedure that is commonly available to industrial and commercial owners.

Complimentary advice relating to the procurement of exemptions that are often available to religious or not-for-profit organizations

Co-counsel
Often, we are consulted by and even engaged by other property tax attorneys who find themselves in the midst of an assessment proceeding and for various reasons, are feeling challenged. Depending upon the need, we are available for an array of services ranging from a complimentary second opinion of your file to overseeing an adversarial proceeding.

Pro Bono Program
We offer property tax legal services to all active members of the U.S. Armed Services. Persons interested in such services should contact Fitzgerald Law Group.