Why take this course?There has been a growing trend in Pennsylvania, where school districts have been systematically initiating tax assessment appeals against certain classes of properties—commercial properties in particular. While this type of targeting has been deemed unconstitutional by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, it is important to understand to what your clients are lawfully obligated and when your clients may be able to challenge assessments.
This seminar will discuss the origination of the growing tax assessment trend, the pending and future legislation that may follow, and how your clients can best prepare and evaluate their situations when a tax assessment appeal is made against their property.
Having recently handled the challenge of a seemingly unfairly targeted tax assessment appeal on behalf of a property owner, the presenting attorneys offer an excellent opportunity for you to have your questions answered with regard to tax assessments and how best to handle clients’ questions.
John F. "Jack" Gross is an experienced real estate attorney, assisting commercial and residential real estate acquisition, leasing, and financing. He regularly counsels clients with holdings that range from large and diverse real estate portfolios to individual investors.
Samuel E. Cohen is a commercial litigator, representing clients before state and federal courts as well as various municipal boards and authorities.
Sarah M. Murray has extensive knowledge in commercial and residential real estate transactions and land development. She is equipped to handle land use and zoning matters and formerly sat as the Assistant Solicitor for a Zoning Hearing Board.