A strange paradox is developing in the
property tax field: property values - and tax
assessments - are skyrocketing yet it is
becoming more difficult to obtain assessment
reductions than ever before.Why? Because
information technology allows assessing
officials to collect accurate, real-time
valuation data and render more
Consequently, property owners
need competent, aggressive attorneys who can
think out of the box and successfully negotiate
assessment reductions because the assessing
officials know these attorneys are capable of
winning their cases if they go to trial.
Elliott & Associates is a competent, aggressive
law firm that focuses its practice on contesting
assessments of commercial property,
condominium associations and high-end
residences. We employ five attorneys
and have successfully handled over 4,800 tax
appeals since 1989.
We do not simply employ the same techniques
routinely used in the past. Instead, we strive to
be at the forefront of our field.
We study appraisal theory and appraisal data
so we may determine what the correct
valuation should be. We regularly consult
with several appraisers before hiring one. We
study the case law to use it to our advantage.
We often conduct uniformity analyses to
ensure that our client's properties are assessed
no higher than their competitors. And, we are
not afraid to try the case if necessary. This helps
us to obtain the best results possible.
We have developed a state of the art case
management system that allows us to manage a
high volume of tax appeals efficiently and
effectively on a consistent basis. We keep our
clients informed regularly, and respond to inquiries immediately.
One Stop Shopping
We represent our clients at each stage of the
appeal process - Assessor, Board of Review,
PTAB and Court.
Let Us Help You
Feel free to contact us to obtain a complementary
evaluation of your property.