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Property Tax Assessment Disputes Upstate NY

Property Tax Assessment Disputes Upstate NY

Contesting Commercial Property Valuation 

The law office of Hacker Murphy maintains a strong practice in real estate litigation, with a special focus in property valuation and tax assessment disputes.

We have served the Capital District, Upstate New York, Central New York, and the Lower Hudson River Valley for decades. Our experienced attorneys represent commercial property owners seeking to reduce their tax burdens, as well as a select number of municipalities, and occasionally handle large residential property tax appeals.

In addition to Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Schenectady, Hacker Murphy serves clients from Saratoga Springs to the Plattsburgh, from Utica to Binghamton, from Syracuse to Rochester, and in Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and south to Westchester County. We have represented a diverse range of businesses: shopping malls and retailers, office complexes, condominiums and cooperatives, golf courses and farming operations, private utility companies, and manufacturers.

Proven Results in Property Tax Litigation (Certiorari)

We have been successful in challenging tax assessments at the local assessor level, before Boards of Assessment Review and in appeals to the New York State courts. Led by partner David R. Murphy, a veteran trial lawyer and well-known authority of commercial property valuations, our Albany tax challenge attorneys have had notable results on both sides of these disputes, including tax reductions of more than $1 million.

Upstate New York Tax Assessment Dispute Lawyers

If you believe that the assessed value of your property is technically flawed or unrealistic, arrange a consultation today. We offer various fee arrangements to pursue the abatement of taxes. Hacker Murphy has four regional law offices located in Albany, Troy, Schenectady, and Saratoga Springs, NY.

Hacker Murphy also helps clients with the following property tax dispute cases:

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