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Property Tax Appeals

Overview

Ensuring fairness in property tax assessments

Michigan property taxes should be based on a property’s market value. When values decline, owners, tenants, and managers have an opportunity to appeal their inflated tax assessments and reduce their property tax burdens.

The attorneys at Williams Williams Rattner & Plunkett use their legal knowledge and valuation expertise to successfully represent clients in all types of property tax appeals and disputes. We regularly evaluate tax assessments on behalf of our clients and can anticipate and favorably resolve issues involving comparability, vacancy, capitalization costs, and depreciation. It takes a comprehensive understanding of constitutional law and statutory provisions governing property taxation; we are deeply familiar with these laws and regulations and adept at managing the complex procedures and requirements associated with them.

While most cases are resolved through negotiation, we are highly skilled at litigating property tax disputes in the courtroom. Our experience and reputation for success at trial give us leverage during negotiations. In every case we take on, our lawyers deliver maximum value for our services while helping clients capitalize on the value of their properties.We have saved clients millions in taxes on properties such as:

  • Apartment buildings
  • Automobile dealerships
  • Condominium developments
  • Industrial manufacturing facilities
  • Light industrial
  • Manufactured housing communities
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping centers
  • Vacant land