Real Estate Tax Litigation

Bergen and Passaic County New Jersey Property Lawyers

Are you paying too much money in real estate taxes? Has your property been overvalued by your local municipality? You need an attorney who understands the complicated procedures involved in real estate tax and will work diligently to make sure you are treated fairly.

The value of real estate is assessed by local assessors. The attorneys of Kaufman, Semeraro & Leibman, LLP, will litigate to dispute the assessment, in an attempt to reduce the amount of taxes collected.

Contact our real estate tax litigation lawyers in Fort Lee to discuss your options for paying fewer annual real estate taxes.

Reduce Annual Real Estate Taxes

Are you a commercial tenant or a residential tenant with a triple net lease — where the tenant is responsible for insurance and tax on their lease property in addition to the rent? Anyone who owns real estate and feels like they’re paying too much tax can benefit from our attorneys‘ services.

If you have a modest-sized complaint, we will begin by filing for real estate litigation with the County Board of Taxation. We will try to negotiate a resolution that is satisfactory. If that is not possible, we will file in Tax Court. Tax disputes regarding property of significant value (great than $1 million) will be filed in Tax Court immediately.

Experienced Representation in Real Estate Litigation

We have 30 years of experience in real estate tax litigation and substantial success in this area of the law. We are proud of our strong reputation in Bergen County and beyond — among our former clients, our legal peers and judges. We are recognized in the form of consistent referrals from other attorneys.

Real estate tax litigation can be very complex, especially when developers and owners of hotels, shopping malls, parking and office complexes are involved. We retain expert appraisers and conduct discovery to determine the fair market value (FMV) of your property. Further, we recognize that people with significant real estate holdings don’t have time to micro-manage all litigation they may be involved in. We will handle these affairs on your behalf and will keep you informed through constant e-mails and phone calls.

Even the cases involving residential property should be handled by an experienced real estate attorney who will guide you step by step through the process. We will often consider taking these matters on a contingency fee basis, so there are minimal costs to our clients.

Contact our Bergen County, New Jersey, property lawyers to schedule a consultation regarding your real estate tax litigation concerns in Bergen County, New Jersey.

We conduct Tax Appeals state wide with an emphasis on North Jersey municipalities including:

Fort Lee
Glen Rock

Kaufman, Semeraro and Leibman, LLP