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Property Tax Disputes

New York Municipality Tax Lawyers

Representation of Municipalities in Property Valuation Disputes

Albany, New York, Tax Certiorari Attorneys

The Law Offices of Hacker Murphy, LLP, represents governmental entities in Upstate New York and statewide in property tax challenges and appeals. Our extensive experience on both sides of tax assessment litigation enables our municipal clients to protect the tax base in the interests of the communities they serve.

Three of our attorneys practice in property tax abatement, including founding partner Dave Murphy, who is recognized across New York as an authority on property valuation, tax certiorari litigation and eminent domain proceedings. Partner Patrick Seely has also litigated complex cases involving the valuation of commercial, industrial and utility properties.

Based in Albany, Hacker Murphy represents a select number of counties, cities, towns, school districts and public utilities across Central and Upstate New York. Our municipal clients have included the towns of Newburgh, North Elba, Halfmoon, Malta, Johnstown, Bethlehem, Ossining and Scarsdale, and the cities of Watervliet and Gloversville.

Defending Municipal Entities in Tax Assessment

We have represented local governments in proceedings before the Board of Assessment Review and in court to defend property valuation challenges by commercial property owners. We also appear before the New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services (ORPTS) on equalization matters. Our case results in property tax litigation show that we have helped municipal clients preserve hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax revenues by defending initial valuations or limiting the effects of lowered assessments. Our success extends to defending fair market value in eminent domain/condemnation actions.

Albany Municipal Law Attorneys

Hacker Murphy is recognized for its knowledge, professionalism and results in commercial property valuation and tax certiorari litigation. Contact our Upstate New York municipality tax lawyers to discuss our services.

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  • James E. Hacker

    Jim has a reputation second to none in personal injury law. His record of verdicts and settlements is very impressive.

  • David R. Murphy

    David heads our commercial real estate and property tax law division. He has written extensively in the area of tax certiorari & more.

  • John F. Harwick

    Our business collection efforts are led by partner John Harwick. He has practiced in commercial litigation for more than 15 years. has extensive experience regarding real property executions, sheriff's sales and other collection-related topics.

  • Patrick L. Seely Jr.

    Patrick handles Property Tax Litigation and eminent domain and condemnation proceedings for land owners and municipal authorities alike.

  • Cathy L. Drobny

    Cathy works in Property Tax Litigation before Administration Boards of Assessment Review and the New York State Courts.

Location Albany, NY

Hacker Murphy, LLP
7 Airport Park Boulevard
Latham NY 12110

Phone: 518-213-3710
Toll Free: 866-919-9031
Fax: 518-783-8101
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Hacker Murphy, LLP
99 Pine Street, Suite 108
Albany NY 12207

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