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American Property Tax Counsel (APTC) 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 Experience 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.

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

President’s Message

TerrillPhoto90Linda Terrill
Property Tax Law Group, LLC
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.

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Recent Published Property Tax Articles

Mall Redevelopment Projects Have Unique Property Tax Implications

Legal covenants often cause excessive property taxation for mall owners that are looking to redevelop.

The repurposing of malls and anchor stores is a popular topic in community development circles, but legal restrictions make redevelopment extremely difficult. Often locked into their original use by covenants, malls and anchor stores are often...

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Falling Building Values Spur Tax Appeals

J. Kieran Jennings was quoted in the December 14 digital issue of the Wall Street Journal's Property Report, Page B6, titled, "Falling Building Values Spur Tax Appeals." 

Mr. Jennings is a partner in the law firm Siegel Jennings Co., L.P.A, the Ohio, Illinois and Western Pennsylvania member of American Property Tax Counsel...

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Texas’ Rollback Tax is a Potential Dealbreaker

Land use changes can subject unwary landowners and developers to massive property tax bills.

For real estate developers in Texas, the purchase and development commencement dates on a land project may have heavy tax implications that could make or break a deal.

Agricultural Exemptions

The Texas Property Tax Code allows some landowners...

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