Tax Certiorari, Condemnation and Valuation

Bleakley Platt attorneys have extensive experience helping commercial property owners reduce property taxes in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess. We also assist business owners who wish to contest the value of their 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 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 throughout New York State, 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

Bleakley Platt has also represented many clients to establish the tax exempt status of their religious, educational or healthcare properties.

Complementary tax certiorari consultation for commercial property owners

If the assessment on your property is excessive, your tax bill will be too high.  The first step in the process is to compare the current market value of the property with its assessed value to determine whether a challenge to the assessment would likely reduce your tax bill.  Bleakley Platt offers a free consultation to owners of commercial property in Westchester, Orange, Rockland, Putnam and Dutchess Counties to help them determine whether a challenge should be filed.

If you would like to explore the possibility of challenging your commercial property assessment, please complete the form below. A Bleakley Platt attorney will conduct a preliminary investigation and then contact you.  Please note that submission of your information via this web site is for informational purposes only.  Doing so will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not make you a client of the firm.  Should you wish to engage Bleakley Platt to represent you, we will be happy to schedule a personal consultation.

Name of Owner *
Contact Person *
Phone Number *
Property Address *
Type of Property *
Rentable Square Feet
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Filing deadlines are strictly adhered to and vary by municipality.  Please note that if the property is located in a Village, you may have to contest both the Town and Village assessment separately.  This web site is for informational purposes only. No attorney-client relationship is created by the use of this site, and the information provided herein should not be construed as legal advice by Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, LLP.

Our Tax Certiorari, Condemnation and Valuation practice is not limited to matters involving real property.  We also 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 client’s 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 to speak with an attorney.

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

Tax Certiorari, Condemnation and Valuation


Hugh D. Fyfe
T: (914) 287-6115 • send emailvCard

John J. Loveless
T: (914) 287-6124 • send emailvCard


Hugh D. Fyfe
John J. Loveless