Understanding the complicated property tax laws and preparing a strategic appeals plan are two factors needed by commercial property owners and managers to successfully appeal tax assessments in Cook County. Earlier today, Michael J. Elliott, founding partner of the
Elliott & Associates Attorneys, P.C., shared that advice during an informative webinar, “Financial Self Defense,” hosted by IREM Chicago. More than 25 members, Industry Partners and guests participated in the webinar. Mr. Elliott shared a wide range of insight and information, including thoughts on a Chicago Tribune and Pro Publica investigative report called “The Tax Divide,” appeals practices through the office of current Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, property appraisals, and relevant upcoming legislation in Springfield. He also cited seven ways to win a tax appeal – with one factor being patience.