Tax Certiorari and Condemnation

Real estate taxes are a major topic of conversation in many communities in the region. Such taxes are based on assessments of the value of the property in question. The assessment can be challenged. However, it is important to have an experienced tax certiorari lawyer to guide you through the process.

Experienced and knowledgeable

Our law firm has been assisting residential and commercial clients in the Hudson Valley with property tax matters since 1973.  We work with independent real estate appraisers and examine assessment records for errors and inaccurate descriptions. We have experience with the deadlines and knowledge of the procedures that must be followed in the tax assessment review process. Our attorneys appear at administrative hearings and advocate for clients at trial and appeal. We often succeed in having a property assessment reduced, resulting in a refund for our clients.

Contact us about seeking an adjustment to a real property valuation through a tax certiorari proceeding. Call 845.521.7108.


Our clients include residential property owners as well as owners of business property such as:

  • Office buildings
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Shopping centers
  • Entertainment facilities

Non-profit tax exemptions and condemnation valuation issues

We also assist non-profit clients seeking real estate tax exemptions. Other clients include those whose property has been condemned. Unlike tax certiorari matters, the goal in condemnation cases is to obtain the highest valuation possible, providing the property owner with maximum compensation for the property.