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Property Tax Appeal

Property Tax Appeal Practice Area Respected, Effective, Innovative

Skoloff & Wolfe is a recognized leader in the area of property tax law. The Tax Department has litigated the value of virtually every type of commercial, industrial and multi-family property. Our attorneys also frequently counsel clients regarding property tax exemption matters and long-term abatements and PILOTs. S&W clients include developers, management companies, financial institutions, REITs, hospitals, universities, religious institutions, private equity firms, and insurance companies.

The Department is proud to have assisted clients in the development and stabilization of several of the transformational projects in New Jersey's largest two cities, Jersey City and Newark. In addition to assisting clients in every county in New Jersey, S&W attorneys assist clients throughout the North East and Mid-Atlantic regions. S&W also handles significant matters nationally through its relationship with the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA).

Skoloff & Wolfe has a proven record of results. In recent years, we have obtained billions of dollars in assessment reductions for our clients, including the following assessment reductions:

  • Reduced hotel assessment from $421 million to $259 million
  • Reduced office assessment from $372 million to $264 million
  • Reduced multi-family assessment from $116 million to $67 million
  • Reduced hotel assessment from $189 million to $131 million
  • Reduced office assessment from $138 million to $64 million
  • Reduced multifamily portfolio from $146 million to $93 million
  • Reduced super-regional mall assessment from $21 million to $9 million
  • Reduced nursing home assessment from $36 million to $10 million
  • Reduced power center assessment from $21 million to $13 million*

* All assessments rounded to nearest million

The Department's attorneys include two Board Members of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys, the current and past Chair of the Taxation Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA), the former Assessor of the City of Newark, and three current or former Chairs of the NJSBA Real Property Tax Practice Committee.

Sought after as speakers in the field, our attorneys have been selected as New Jersey Super Lawyers, named Top New Jersey Real Estate Attorneys by Real Estate New Jersey, and have been quoted or featured in GlobeStreet.com, Forbes.com, Marketwatch.com, The Star-Ledger, NJBIZ, Real Estate New Jersey, and Commerce Magazine.

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David B. Wolfe dwolfe@skoloffwolfe.com

David, the Managing Partner of the firm's Real Property Tax Department, handles significant real property tax matters for both commercial and residential clients. Mr. Wolfe has obtained significant assessment reductions on behalf of his clients, including retail chains, hotels, restaurants, and multifamily housing units.

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Saul A. Wolfe SWOLFE@skoloffwolfe.com

Saul, one of Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C.’s founders, has repeatedly been recognized as one of New Jersey’s foremost authorities on real property valuation litigation. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and was the President of the New Jersey State Bar Foundation.

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Jane J. Felton JFELTON@skoloffwolfe.com

Jane has an extensive litigation background and has a love for “hard cases,” particularly those involving complex business interests, trust assets in dispute, and cases that raise unsettled questions of law.

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Robert F. Giancaterino rgiancaterino@skoloffwolfe.com

Robert concentrates his practice primarily in local property taxation, condemnation, related real property valuation issues and general commercial litigation.

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Maria H. Yoo myoo@skoloffwolfe.com

Maria focuses her practice on local property taxation and related real property valuation issues. Her background includes representing commercial, industrial and residential clients in their tax appeals.

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Eileen Toll etoll@skoloffwolfe.com

Eileen represents owners of single family homes and multi-family apartment buildings and complexes, retail, office and industrial properties and vacant land in challenging property tax assessments throughout New Jersey.

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Rebecca Hutcheon rhutcheon@skoloffwolfe.com

Rebecca is an associate in the firm's Real Property Tax practice. Ms. Hutcheon began her legal career clerking for New Jersey Appellate Division Judge Jonathan N. Harris, retired.

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