Indiana Property Tax Representative
|Indiana Tax Representative|
Stephen H. Paul, Esq., APTC President
Other Professional Representatives:
Brent A. Auberry, Esq.
David A. Suess, Esq.
Benjamin A. Blair, Esq.
Steve Paul, Esquire is a founding member and the current President of the American Property Tax Counsel. Mr. Paul is recognized nationally as a leading expert on property tax law, advising owners of real estate in disputes for more than 40 years. He represents clients before courts and administrative agencies on complex state and local tax matters nationally. Mr. Paul has argued numerous cases before the Indiana Tax Court and Indiana Supreme Court that have shaped the current state of Indiana property tax law.
Mr. Paul is a frequent guest speaker on state and local tax issues at numerous national seminars presented by Institute of Property Taxation, American Property Tax Counsel, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the National Business Institute. He also has authored numerous articles on property tax topics and other tax-related issues for nationally-recognized professional journals and publications.
From 1989-91, Mr. Paul served as general counsel of the Seattle Mariners baseball club. He is a Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law-Bloomington, where he was also honored as an Academy of Law Alumni Fellow in 2012. Mr. Paul has been honored by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine as the most outstanding Indiana property tax lawyer in survey of members of the Indiana Bar Association and is listed in The Best Lawyers In America, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law and Indiana Super Lawyers.
In addition to serving as the Indiana representative and former Vice President of the American Property Tax Counsel, Mr. Paul is a member of several professional associations, which include:
The Indiana State Bar Association — State and Local Tax Committee and Property Tax Subcommittee, Taxation Section; the American Bar Association — State and Local Tax Committee and Property Tax Subcommittee, Taxation Section; Counselors of Real Estate (CRE); and Institute of Property Taxation.
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Faegre Baker Daniels has worked with assessors and government officials at all levels, an important factor when selecting a state tax advisor. We analyze real estate assessments and related matters, and we evaluate appeals and negotiate with assessors. If necessary, our lawyers pursue litigation that can produce long-term benefits for commercial property owners.
Our seasoned tax team is always accessible to a client's in-house tax professional, responding promptly to requests and taking the steps to meet your needs. However, we also allow our clients to use their own tax department resources as much as possible to minimize cost, particularly on tax savings strategies and restructurings.
Our experienced real estate analysts also provide field support on real estate assessment matters.
Faegre Baker Daniels tax lawyers are experienced in reducing clients' personal property tax burdens at the state and local levels. Personal property tax systems can be fraught with traps for the unwary, and clients frequently ask us to review their reporting to assure that all exemptions, deductions and credits are correctly claimed.
We also consult with businesses on personal property tax planning ideas and have collaborated with national accounting and consulting firms on personal property tax minimization programs for mutual clients. We work effectively and expeditiously with the clients' tax department — as well as its other outside consultants — to achieve the clients' goals in the most cost-effective manner.
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