Tax Certiorari & Condemnation

Working to reduce our clients’ property tax burdens. Tax Certiorari Law

Farrell Fritz handles all aspects of real property taxation on behalf of developers, owners and tenants of commercial and residential property in New York. The firm’s team of property tax attorneys has been involved in the trial, litigation and administrative disposition of real estate tax cases, yielding millions of dollars in refunds and savings.

We’ve successfully represented a diverse array of clients – from the largest commercial-industrial complex on Long Island to private golf clubs, regional shopping malls and a local residence renovated to accommodate the needs of a disabled child. Working closely with the firm’s real estate, land use and environmental lawyers, our property tax attorneys develop innovative strategies to succeed in lowering our clients’ property taxes.

Success Spotlight

Litigation successfully reduced a Nassau County golf course’s property tax bill by 47% and resulted in the validation of a mathematical formula that more fairly...

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Eminent domain or “condemnation” is probably the most powerful right of government, enabling it to take away private property perceived to be necessary for the public good. Our attorneys have extensive experience in the litigation of such actions. We have represented landowners, as well as municipalities, in matters involving substantial monetary awards for the total or partial taking of property. Farrell Fritz counsel was a member of the commission creating the statutory procedure that must be followed to take private property, and has edited and coauthored the book on condemnation law and procedure in New York.