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

F 877-829-2782


Latest Articles

How To Discover Whether Your Tax Assessment Is Fair

By J. Kieran Jennings, as published by Real Estate Forum - September 2014 Many taxpayers pay more than their fair share of property taxes. Yet in a tax arena fraught with...

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Honigman Property Tax Appeals Alert - Michigan's Proposal 1 Could Phase Out Some Personal Property Taxes

By Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, Personal Property Tax Appeals Update, published August 1, 2014 Next Tuesday Michigan voters will decide whether to approve the phase out of personal property...

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Honigman State and Local Tax (SALT) - Michigan Legislature Responds to MBT Apportionment Case

By Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP, State and Local Tax (SALT) Alert, published September 12, 2014 Public Act 282 of 2014, which makes a number of "technical fixes" to the...

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