Tax Certiorari

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


NAME TITLE OFFICE
Leonard Boxer Partner New York

Leonard Boxer
Partner
New York

Joseph B. Giminaro Partner New York

Joseph B. Giminaro
Partner
New York

Jessica L. Goldstein Associate New York

Jessica L. Goldstein
Associate
New York

Charles G. Moerdler Partner New York

Charles G. Moerdler
Partner
New York

Kevin L. Smith Of Counsel New York

Kevin L. Smith
Of Counsel
New York

Thomas Zampino Special Counsel New York

Thomas Zampino
Special Counsel
New York

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