Stroock is the only full service law firm with a department exclusively devoted to appealing New York City real estate tax assessments and other related real estate tax matters. Our tax certiorari team helps commercial, residential and industrial property owners maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace by appealing the City’s property valuation estimates for real estate tax purposes.
Stroock represents a significant number of the largest and highest profile properties in the City. Our success comes from an ability to craft real estate tax strategies for owners of all types of real property. We have successfully negotiated multi-million dollar assessment reductions for office buildings, retail stores, shopping centers, hotels, industrial facilities and residential properties (including rental buildings, cooperatives and condominiums).
Our clients get the specialized expertise of a boutique practice and the resources of a full service law firm, including litigation services and access to specialists in all aspects of real estate and taxation. Our attorneys are former City officials with many years of experience handling complex real estate tax matters in administrative agency hearings and judicial proceedings. They include the former chief counsels to the New York City Finance Department and Tax Commission.
In addition to real estate tax appeals, we provide other related real estate tax services, including tax projections for acquisition and development projects, and advice in applying for tax exemption and abatement programs, such as ICAP and 421-a.
On January 15 of each year, the City publishes the new assessments for the upcoming tax year. This date is also the start of the annual protest application filing period, which ends on March 1. We are available to assist with all aspects of the appeal process.
Representative clients include Boston Properties, Brookfield Properties, Durst Organization, Google, Jack Resnick & Sons, Silverstein Organization, SL Green Realty Corp., Tishman Speyer and Vornado Realty Trust.
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Attorneys in this Group
|Leonard Boxer||Partner||New York||
|Joseph B. Giminaro||Partner||New York||
Joseph B. Giminaro
|Jessica L. Goldstein||Associate||New York||
Jessica L. Goldstein
|Charles G. Moerdler||Partner||New York||
Charles G. Moerdler
|Kevin L. Smith||Of Counsel||New York||
Kevin L. Smith
|Thomas Zampino||Special Counsel||New York||
Joseph Giminaro quoted in "With Stores Closing, How Come Property Values—and Tax Assessments—Are Still Sky High?"
September 21, 2017|As mentioned in: Commercial Observer
Thomas Zampino featured in "Stroock Welcomes Thomas Zampino as Special Counsel to its Tax Certiorari Practice"
January 17, 2017|As mentioned in: Global Banking & Finance Review
Thomas Zampino featured in "Stroock Boosts RE Tax Practice"
January 17, 2017|As mentioned in: GlobeSt.com
Stroock Welcomes Thomas Zampino as Special Counsel to its Tax Certiorari Practice
January 13, 2017|Press Release
Stroock Names Two New Partners And Five Special Counsel
January 13, 2015
Stroock Wins Unanimous Decision for Middle-Class Residents of Trump Village 3, Inc.
December 18, 2014
Stroock Names New Partners and Special Counsel
January 7, 2009
Stroock Wins $60 Million in Assessment Cuts for Trump Parc Condominium
November 19, 2007
Stroock Expands Tax Certiorari Practice: Glenn Borin and Joseph Giminaro Named Co-Managers of Practice
February 20, 2007
"Application Process for New York City Cooperative and Condominium Property Tax Abatements"
January 8, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Finalizes 2017/18 Real Estate Tax Rates"
November 20, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Update: Application Process for New York City Cooperative and Condominium Property Tax Abatements"
January 23, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York Significantly Increases Real Estate Tax Assessments for 2017/18"
January 19, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Finalizes 2016/17 Real Estate Tax Rates"
November 30, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Releases 2014/15 Real Estate Tax Rates"
September 18, 2014|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Releases 2013/14 Real Estate Tax Rates"
November 19, 2013|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Reminder: New York City’s RPIE Filings Are Due by September 1, 2013"
June 17, 2013|Stroock Special Bulletin
"The 2013 Tax Abatement Statute"
May 1, 2013|New York Law Journal
"Avoid Severe Penalties for Late Payment of $175 Tax Commission Filing Fee"
December 19, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Releases 2012/13 Real Estate Tax Rates"
November 15, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Stroock Wins $21 Million Tax Case Against City of New York"
October 11, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
Important Changes to New York City’s
RPIE Filings (Due by September 4, 2012)
June 18, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Releases 2011/12 Real Estate Tax Rates"
December 1, 2011|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Important Changes to New York City’s RPIE Filings (Due By September 1, 2011)"
June 22, 2011|Stroock Special Bulletin
"NYC Tax Commission to Impose Small Filing Fee for High Value Properties"
August 10, 2010|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Important Changes to New York City’s
RPIE Filings (Due By September 1, 2010)"
June 28, 2010|Stroock Special Bulletin
"How to Reduce Your Property Tax Assessment"
November 24, 2009|The Commercial Observer
"New York City Releases 2009/10 Real Estate Tax Rates"
November 23, 2009|Stroock Special Bulletin
“New York State Court Of Appeals Issues Decision in Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village Case”
October 30, 2009|Stroock Special Bulletin
“This Year’s RPIE 08 Filing Deadline is September 1, 2009”
July 15, 2009|Stroock Special Bulletin
“New City Procedures Assist Developers, Owners and the Environment”
April 2, 2009|Stroock Special Bulletin
"Does Your Condo Have Tax Appeal?"
"New NYC Real Estate Tax Rates for 2008/09 Tax Year"
December 24, 2008|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City Considers Property Tax Rate Increases '
September 26, 2008|Stroock Special Bulletin
“New York City Releases New Real Estate Tax Rates”
July 15, 2008|Stroock Special Bulletin
“This Year’s RPIE 07 Filing Deadline is September 2, 2008”
July 9, 2008|Stroock Special Bulletin
"New York City to Issue Real Estate Tax Bills for 2008/2009"
June 2008|Stroock Special Bulletin
“RPIE – 06: Real Property Income & Expense Filing”
September 2007|Stroock Special Bulletin
Massey Knakal Multifamily Summit
November 12-13, 2014
REBNY Law and Real Estate Graduate Course
September 20, 2010
Stroock Event - Managing Real Estate Taxes in Turbulent Times: Overview of the 2010/11 Tax Assessment Roll & Appeal Process
Thursday, January 28, 2010