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Our members actively educate themselves and others in the areas of property taxation and valuation. Many of APTC attorneys get published in the most prestigious publications nationwide, get interviewed as matter experts and participate in panel discussions with other real estate experts. The Article section is a compilation of all their work.

Dec
18

South Carolina Taxpayers Play 'Dating Game'

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Dec
09

Is History Repeating Itself in Multifamily Rental Space?

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Dec
09

Answer to a Question Posed to Members of the Real Estate Forum Editorial Advisory Board

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Nov
30

Eagle Ford Shale Ignites Boom

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Nov
20

Will Flood Insurance Changes Put Property Values Under Water?

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Oct
31

The Price of Air - New York Ponders Fair Value for Right to Develop Taller Buildings

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Oct
30

A Reason to Challenge Tax Assessments

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Oct
27

Madness in the Method Inflates Property Assessments

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Oct
19

Use Quality Data to Fight Unfair Tax Assessments

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Oct
12

Supreme Court Rulings Help, Hurt Property Taxpayers

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Sep
30

Charlotte Caught In A Web

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Sep
22

Texas Property Tax Change Explained

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Aug
22

Annual Tax Hikes, Layoffs Threaten Chicago's Future

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Aug
04

Recovering Seattle Market Generates Property Tax Fallout

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Aug
04

Know The Process

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Aug
03

Is Your Brownfield Being Fairly Assessed?

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Jul
16

Some Justice for Taxpayers

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Jul
12

A Taxing Situation in Cleveland

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Jun
22

Scandal Fallout Threatens Los Angeles Property Tax System

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Jun
17

Three Questions Buyers Should Ask, About Utah Property Taxes

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Jun
08

Potential Tax Increase Threatens Georgia Property Owners

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Jun
06

Actual Expenses Establish Low-Income Housing Value in Dispute

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May
15

What's the Property Tax Impact of Lifestyle Centers on Enclosed Malls

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May
10

New York City Assessors Elevate Forms over Substance

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Apr
13

Taxing Times

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American Property Tax Counsel

Recent Published Property Tax Articles

How Value Transfers Reduce Tax Liability

Investment value is not market value for property tax purposes because the excess value transfers elsewhere, according to attorney Benjamin Blair. But where does the value go?

When a new building enters the market with a headline-grabbing development budget, the local tax assessor is often happy to use the value stated...

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Retail Property Taxes Will Rise

​Unless assessors can recognize the challenges facing shopping centers, taxes will increase dramatically.

As retailers rise and fall in the age of Amazon, property taxes remain one of the retailer's largest operating expenses. That makes it critical to monitor assessments of retail properties and be ready to contest unfairly high taxable...

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Environmental Contamination Reduces Market Value

Protest any tax assessment that doesn't reflect the cost to remediate any existing environmental contamination.

Owners of properties with environmental contamination already carry the financial burden of removal or remediation costs, whether they cure the problem themselves or sell to a buyer who is...

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