Valuation, Condemnation and Tax Certiorari

The attorneys in the Valuation, Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Practice Group bring over 100 years of collective knowledge and experience to clients seeking to contest the value of their real property or business interests. Our attorneys concentrate on issues of real property valuation involved in tax assessment review and eminent domain proceedings. We have a long record of success in obtaining assessment reductions totaling more than $1.0 billion and direct savings to our clients which exceed $200 million in actual taxes.

Our attorneys have participated in the valuation of various property types such as:

  • Department Stores
  • Shopping Centers
  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Public Utility Property
  • Private Golf and Swim Clubs
  • Harness Race Tracks
  • Industrial Plants - from light to heavy
  • Warehouses
  • Laboratory and Research Facilities
  • Office Buildings
  • Hospitals and Medical Offices
  • Rental and Cooperative Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Conference Centers

Most of our clients own property located in the Hudson Valley. We do, however, represent property owners throughout the State. The Group has also been involved in many proceedings to establish the exempt status of religious, educational and hospital properties.

Our Valuation, Condemnation and Tax Certiorari practice is not limited to matters involving real property. We consult with individuals and business owners and, when necessary, litigate the value of personal property and business interests. Our attorneys routinely assist members of the Firm's Trust and Estates and Litigation Practice Groups on such matters. This team approach enables us to provide effective representation under one roof to clients who contest the value of any type of property interest whenever the situation arises.

Bleakley Platt is committed to our clients’ success and believes that in some instances, an alternative fee arrangement may be preferable to a traditional hourly fee structure. Such arrangements require approval by the Firm’s management.  To learn more about the Firm’s policy regarding alternative fee arrangements, click here or speak with a partner.

For any questions regarding our Valuation, Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Practice Group, please contact Partner Hugh Fyfe at (914) 287-6115.