Extensive Experience in Property Taxation
The law of property taxation is extremely complex – so much so that few people fully understand it. For example, there are over 600 taxing bodies in Cook County alone. The tax itself is an ad valorem tax, meaning that it is based on the value of the property. In turn, the tax directly affects the value of the property. An excessive tax can usurp some or all of the property’s value. That is why it is extremely important for real estate owners and tenants to receive fair property taxation.
Unfortunately, receiving fair taxation can be extremely difficult. Each unit of local government is subject to various limitations, rules and procedures. Annually, thousands of property owners file protests in court, then wait years for a decision. Trying to navigate the system on one’s own is very tedious, with slow and untenable results.
Our job is to help you efficiently and effectively navigate this system. To do so, we keep abreast of the constant legal changes inherent to this process. We’ve also developed long term professional relationships with property tax officials and we schedule regular meetings with hearing officers, assessors and states attorneys. Through these interactions, our knowledge constantly grows and evolves – allowing us to provide authoritative advice on a continuous basis.
What can we do for you?
Perhaps you require assistance across every aspect of real estate tax. Maybe you’re looking for specific services such as monitoring assessments or paying tax bills. Or perhaps you simply seek advice on a specific valuation issue or tax appeal. Whatever your concern, we offer the peace of mind that comes from partnering with one of the most respected law firms in Chicago.
Every new client relationship begins with listening. We take the time to truly understand your situation. Then we offer the best legal solutions, tailored to your needs.