Eric S. Kassoff specializes in real estate tax itigation, and has extensive experience in public finance law and zoning. He regularly appears before such administrative bodies as the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, the Maryland Property Tax Assessment Appeals Boards, the Maryland Tax Court, and the Montgomery County and Prince George's County Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal, and has substantial litigation experience before the Montgomery County and Prince George's County Circuit Courts and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
As Maryland Department Chairman for the leading property tax firm in the area, Mr. Kassoff has had the opportunity to try several cases of first impression, many of which have established landmark law. Since 1987, he has represented thousands of tax cases, navigating them through the complicated triennial appeal process resulting in millions of dollars worth of tax savings.
Mr. Kassoff currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Suburban Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Parks ("NAIOP") and is a founding member of the chapter. He is a past chairman of the State and Local Legislative Subcommittee for National NAIOP and is a past member of NAIOP's National Board of Directors. Mr. Kassoff has served, at the request of the County Executive, as a member of the Montgomery County Office of Economic Development's Subcommittee on Infrastructure Finance. He is a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association ("MNCBIA").
Mr. Kassoff is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, as well as a former member of the Board of Directors for the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning. He is also former General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Center.
Mr. Kassoff holds a B.S. degree, magna cum laude, in Finance and Accounting from Boston University and a J.D. from the Boston University School of Law. Mr. Kassoff, a native Washingtonian, is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Pennsylvania Bars.
Wilkes Artis, Chartered
Wilkes Artis, Chartered 1825 I Street, NW Suite 300 Washington DC 20006
Wilkes Artis is the oldest law firm in the Washington Metropolitan region recognized as the leading authority in the fields of real estate tax and condemnation law.
Our firm is committed to excellence by bringing to bear the experience and expertise of our attorneys and professional staff in pursuit of our clients' interests. In this ever increasing complex regulatory environment we strive to make the ownership and management of property a less than taxing experience.
Firm attorneys handle the litigation of tax appeals from the administrative hearing level through appeal to the trial and appellate courts. In order to successfully counsel our diverse client base, attorneys are expert in the interplay between local tax and zoning law, and closely monitor local, regional and national real estate market trends.
Success in valuation cases requires a great breadth of knowledge and expertise. We possess a thorough understanding of the economics of all types of real estate, as well as an appreciation for the strategy and tactics which will further our clients' interests. Our attorneys have handled many cases which have established new law and principles in the tax arena. This familiarity with governing doctrine is essential to our credibility and effectiveness.
Every year our firm handles cases involving millions of square feet of commercial real property as well as thousands of acres of residential and commercial land. This gives us the insight and judgement necessary to most effectively protect our clients' interests. It also provides us with day to day exposure to and experience with the issues and the personnel within the various tax agencies and tribunals. This level of involvement is critical to our positive results.
Cris K. O'Neall, Esq., as published by Western Real Estate Business - September 2017
For a number of years the mantra in the retail industry has been that retail property values and shopping center values, in particular, will continue to decline because consumers make purchases online rather than in brick-and-mortar stores. While this may be true, simply reciting the words to proper...
Angela Adolph, Esq., as published by Southeast Real Estate Business, September 2017
Any taxpayer planning to develop a new property must consider how local taxing entities will treat the project during construction, but the question is especially important in evaluating and comparing overall costs of potential development locations during an industrial site search....
By Cecilia Hyun, Esq., as published by Heartland Real Estate Business - September 2017
Dark store theory is being used incorrectly to name what is standard, accepted, and proper appraisal practice. It is most often employed by news media to mistakenly suggest that big-box storeowners are taking advantage of a property tax loophole and arguing that a property should be valued as if it...