The attorneys at McManimon, Scotland & Baumann have more than 55 years of experience in the practice of real estate tax appeals. We have extensive experience defending and prosecuting tax appeals involving residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Proven Experience in General Tax Appeals

Our firm has represented several municipalities in the State of New Jersey regarding local property tax appeals and exemption claims, including the City of Newark, Township of Franklin, Borough of Carteret, Township of Green Brook and Borough of Rockleigh. In this regard, we have represented municipalities and property owners with respect to every type of industrial, commercial and multi-family residential property, including shopping centers, hotels, cogeneration facilities, manufacturing and warehouse facilities, pharmaceutical and research facilities, office complexes, breweries, golf courses, co-operatives and condominiums. Our services include:

  • Preparation and review tax appeal petitions and tax court pleadings
  • Pre-trial discovery
  • Defense and prosecution of tax appeals before County Boards of Taxation, the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Bankruptcy Court of the District of New Jersey

An important component and major emphasis of our practice involves the evaluation of tax appeal cases and advising our public and private clients regarding the merits of tax appeal cases. We have the expertise and experience that is necessary to structure settlements and develop trial strategies, as appropriate, that protect our clients’ short- and long-term interests.

Tax Exemptions

We also review applications for Long Term and Five-Year Tax Exemptions and exemption claims by not-for-profit and public entities. As part of this practice we provide legal advice regarding compliance with State statutes, draft financial agreements, conduct due diligence and prepare resolutions and ordinances authorizing tax exemptions and abatements. We also provide legal representation regarding challenges to the validity of tax exemptions and abatements.

Contact Us

For more information about our Tax Appeals practice, please contact Demetrice R. Miles at 973-622-1800.