American Property Tax Counsel is the only organization of law firms providing major portfolio owners with a single source for all their property tax reporting and tax reduction needs. Today, APTC covers the U.S. and Canada, serving clients in every category of real estate from apartments to shopping centers.

Local Expertise with National Representation
APTC member law firms are local. Thus, they are knowledgeable about and experienced in local laws, procedures, policies and legal precedents. Since property tax laws differ significantly from state to state, the local nature of the organization has benefited clients.

Inclusive Advocacy - from Administrative Levels Through the Courts
APTC represents its clients through the entire appeals process and into court. By representing clients from the very first level of appeal, APTC becomes a powerful advocate in optimizing reductions in clients' property taxes. APTC's effectiveness on behalf of its clients is enhanced by its knowledge sharing techniques.

Personal Property Taxation
In every jurisdiction that personal property taxes can be contested, an APTC member has the requisite expertise to handle all of the appropriate appeal issues.

President’s Message


Stephen H. Paul
Faegre Baker Daniels

The country now seems to be slowly recovering from a deep recession, which severely impacted real estate tax values. Across the country assessors are thus beginning to increase assessed values to – in their view – better reflect the realities of our post-recession market. This phenomenon will therefore require close attention to the new values being issued to make certain they do, in fact, reflect this slow real estate valuation recovery. Our member firms are on the forefront of the legal precedents and valuation methodologies to address these assessment increases and stand ready to assist property owners in evaluating, and if necessary, contesting these revised values.

American Property Tax Counsel

1970 East Grand Ave.
Suite 330
El Segundo, CA 90245

P 310.364.0193


Latest Articles

How Government Machinations Can Slash Property Tax Liability

By Jerome Wallach, Esq., as published on REBusinessonline, November 18, 2014 Taxpayers and tax professionals researching market conditions to determine fair market value should consider any impending government actions. Even a...

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Property Taxes Are Not A Fixed Expense

Michael J. Shalley as published on – November 19, 2014 If you have taken an accounting class, your professor likely explained that property taxes are one of the fixed expenses...

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New York Tax Uncertainty

By Joel Marcus, Esq., as published by National Real Estate Investor/ Viewpoints - October 2014 The future of New York City’s 421-a tax exemption is highly uncertain, particularly in light of...

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