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NJ State Bar Association Award

Martin AllenMartin Allen will receive an award from the NJ State Bar Association for outstanding contribution to the Taxation Law Section. The award will be presented at the Annual Meeting and Convention, tentatively scheduled for May 18.…


Errant Fees to Be Refunded

Martin AllenThe NJ Supreme Court has rescinded the fees charged to municipalities for counterclaims in tax court matters. This change was in part a result of the efforts and advocacy of our Tax Department and its chair, Martin Allen, as…


Contract purchaser cannot file tax appeal

Presiding Tax Court Judge DeAlmeida rendered a very interesting decision in Omega Storage v Lawrence Township. In this case of first impression, Judge DeAlmeida ruled that a contract purchaser did not have standing to file a tax appeal.
In other …



Martin Allen Quoted in Investigative Report

Martin AllenMartin Allen was quoted in an investigative report entitled “Tax-exempt hospitals’ risky offshore investments” that appeared in lohud.com The Journal News (part of USA Today Network).

Read more about the report here.…


Marathon CLE Event

Marathon CLE Event- Lisa Fittipaldi and Martin AllenLisa Fittipaldi and Martin Allen will be panelists at the Marathon CLE event sponsored by the Somerset County Bar Association on October 10, 2016 at Raritan Valley Country Club in Bridgewater. Lisa will discuss “Disability, Fitness for Duty, FMLA/FLA and…


PROPERTY TAXES AND NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

Property Taxes and Non-Profit Organizations - Martin AllenMartin Allen was interviewed on NJTV News regarding property taxes and New Jersey non-profit organizations.

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Too Many Appraisals, Too Little Credibility A Cautionary Tax Court Tale

The Tax Court in a recent unreported decision allowed evidence, including adjustments to comparable sales by a pro se taxpayer at trial. However, the case, Kula v. Township of Downe, provides a more important strategic lessons to municipal attorneys …



Challenge to Hospital’s Tax Exempt Status

Martin Allen achieved a highly favorable result for his client, City of Morristown, in a dispute with Morristown Memorial Hospital which challenged the hospital’s tax exempt status as it pertained to real property taxes.

Martin was interviewed on NJTV News…


Martin Allen Quoted in Star Ledger re: Hospital Exemption from Real Estate Taxes

Martin Allen was quoted in the Star Ledger regarding litigation between Morristown and Morristown Medical Center regarding the hospital’s exemption from real estate property taxes. Martin is representing the town in this cutting edge litigation. http://www.nj.com/…/morristown_medical_centers_property_tax…  …


Semi Private Golf Course Assessment is Affirmed by Tax Court

In an recently reported decision the Tax Court affirmed the assessment of a semi private golf course in Gale & Kitson Fredon Golf v Township of Fredon.
Fredon Township conducted a revaluation and the owners of the golf course …