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DiFrancesco Bateman is one of the premier firms in New Jersey representing local governments in all aspects of the tax assessment and appeal process. Our practice group provides advice to governing bodies and individual assessors for our client municipalities and as special counsel to municipal entities throughout the state. The attorneys work closely with tax assessors and expert appraisers, using their considerable knowledge of the New Jersey real estate market in the municipal assessment process.

The attorneys who handle tax appeals have a reputation as aggressive advocates in defense of uniform municipal assessments. The Municipal Tax Appeal Group has been at the fore in the trial and appeal of real estate tax law issues, including valuation and exemptions. We regularly defend municipalities before County Boards of Taxation, the Tax Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court. The practice group members have appeared before the New Jersey Supreme Court, as well as the State’s Appellate Division. They regularly advise municipal assessors and other municipal officials regarding day-to-day issues affecting real estate taxation and assessment. Members of the group currently serve as Special Real Estate Tax Counsel to more than 30 municipalities in six New Jersey counties.