Ryan C. Hild has extensive experience in the specialized field of real property valuation, appeal and advocacy, on behalf of commercial property owners in all aspects of real property tax litigation and condemnation law.
Throughout his career, Ryan has been known for successfully litigating complex commercial property tax appeals in various jurisdictions throughout New York State, obtaining property tax refunds and reductions for a wide array of property types. This includes national and local retail chains, big box stores, shopping centers, institutional banks, office, industrial and manufacturing plants, warehousing, golf and country clubs, multi-family residential, nursing and assisted living facilities, condominiums and cooperatives. Among his many accomplishments, Ryan is responsible for securing two of the largest property tax refunds ever awarded on behalf of one of the nation’s most recognizable retail pharmacy chains.
Ryan has handled cases in Counties, Towns, Villages and Cities throughout the New York region, including Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester and municipalities throughout Western New York and the Hudson Valley. He has also represented property owners before the Tax Commission of the City of New York as well as represented property owners in Eminent Domain proceedings before the Court of Claims.
Ryan serves as special property tax due diligence counsel for national and local property owners, advising them as to the real estate tax consequences of acquisitions, renovations, new construction and leasing. Ryan also provides guidance to client’s clients who require assistance navigating the complexities associated with locally available property tax exemptions and abatements, including payments-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreements and representation before Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Boards.
Ryan earned his law degree from New York Law School where he graduated cum laude, serving as a law clerk and summer associate for a Manhattan based civil litigation firm. A member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Suffolk County Bar Association and Westchester Bar Association, Ryan is an active member of the Tax Certiorari Committee for each of those organizations. He is a member in the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Long Island Association, CIBS, Hauppauge Industrial Association, several Chambers of Commerce in the Greater Smithtown area, and he serves as a Smithtown Affairs Director for the Fort Salonga Association.
Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Ryan practiced at Koeppel, Martone & Leistman, L.L.C., a highly regarded firm devoted exclusively to the practice of Tax Certiorari and Condemnation.
- New York Law School
- Quinnipiac University
Affiliations & Appointments
- Fort Salonga Civic Association, Director - Smithtown Affairs
- Hauppauge Industrial Association, Member
- Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), Member
- Kings Park Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Redevelopment Committee, Member
- Nassau County Bar Association, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Committee, Member
- Smithtown Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals Committee, Member
- St. James Chamber of Commerce, Member
- Suffolk County Bar Association, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Committee
- Westchester County Bar Association, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Committee