Real Estate and Property Tax Consultation and Appeals
Real Property Taxes, often called Ad Valorem Taxes, are directly related to the appraised value of your property. If you’re residential or commercial property is appraised higher than its fair market value, you may be paying too much in property taxes.
KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE represents private and public entities, and individuals, with regard to the valuation of real property. Property valuation lawsuits generally arise when the real estate value of a property is found to be excessive or incomparable to nearby properties with similar characteristics. This can bring about incorrect property tax determinations and a host of complications for the property owner.
We handle property valuation lawsuits involving the following:
- Disputes regarding equal and uniform taxation
- Excessive property valuation
- Exemption disputes involving charitable, religious and other organizations
- Special use valuation for agricultural land, farm land, wildlife areas or timber production
This work requires not only the necessary legal skills, but also the help of qualified appraisers and other professionals. In this regard, KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE has developed a network of valuation experts with experience who enable us to bring the right skills to each client’s case. Our attorneys have intricate knowledge of the valuation and taxation process-including property tax appeals and defending tax property assessments, and will help clients with their petitions. Often, we can achieve the results our client’s desire through negotiation or through active participation before the Value Adjustment Board; but, when litigation is necessary we have been both creative and effective.
The Commercial and Real Estate Law firm of KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE pride themselves on not just being lawyers, but being lawyers and counselors. For over 20 years, our partners have led and participated in real estate transactions and development projects that have helped shape Ft. Lauderdale’s skyline and Davie’s growth. Partner M. Scott Kleiman has served as Chair of the Cooper City, Florida Planning and Zoning Board. And, Neal Kalis has served on the Davie Community Redevelopment Agency from its inception, is a past president of the Davie Chamber of Commerce and the Hollywood, Florida Rotary. As such, the firm has its hands on the pulse of South Florida real estate and has strong relationships with many of the banks, developers, architects and others involved in complex real estate transactions in South Florida.
For more information, contact us. We welcome your inquiries.