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Thomas S. Dolan


Tom Dolan is an experienced commercial litigator representing clients in commercial and residential property tax appeals and complex business litigation.  Mr. Dolan’s property tax litigation practice includes litigating the value of virtually all types of property and representing clients in complex tax exemption and abatement matters.

Mr. Dolan began his career as a commercial litigator at the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP where he represented business clients in all aspects of complex civil litigation. He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial matters, including matters involving state and local property tax appeals, breach of contract, consumer fraud, class actions, shareholder disputes, and franchise litigation.

Mr. Dolan has appeared and argued before state and federal courts in New Jersey.  His experience includes arguing a substantial tax exemption case before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he successfully represented a group of national mental health organizations in preserving tax exemptions for supportive housing units.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Dolan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Joseph C. Small, Presiding Judge of the New Jersey Tax Court, where he assisted the Court with adjudicating and drafting opinions on significant property tax appeals and state tax matters. During law school, he served as judicial law clerk intern for the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he assisted in drafting opinions on complex civil matters.


  • Rutgers University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Law Review: Rutgers Law Journal, Articles Editor
  • Rutgers University, Newark (B.A., with honors)

Professional Admissions

    Mr. Dolan is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of New Jersey. 

Honors & Awards

    Mr. Dolan was selected for a legal services fellowship at Essex-Newark Legal Services where he represented low-income clients in landlord-tenant disputes and affordable housing issues.

Professional Activities

    Mr. Dolan has served as a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association Taxation Law Section and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Our House, Inc., which provide housing and support services to people with developmental disabilities.

Featured Decisions

    Advance Housing, Inc. v. Township of Teaneck, et. al., 215 N.J. 549 (N.J. 2013)
    Successfully represented national and local mental health organizations as amici curiae in case of national importance before the New Jersey Supreme Court in support of property tax exemptions for residential housing for individuals with developmental disabilities. 
    AccuZIP, Inc. v. Director, New Jersey Division of Taxation, 25 N.J. Tax 158 (Tax 2009)
    Successfully represented out of state software company in appeal of a New Jersey Corporate Business Tax deficiency assessment by the Division of Taxation.
    Stoddard v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, et al., 24 N.J. Tax 187 (Tax 2008)

    Successfully represented university in an action challenging the property tax exemption of university student family housing. 

Featured Publications/Presentations

    Taking Advantage of Real Estate Tax Exemptions, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (2014)
    Real Property Tax: When an Error Presents an Opportunity, New Jersey State Bar Association Taxation Law Section Newsletter (2014)


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