Our statewide Ad Valorem Tax group has extensive experience in every aspect of Property Tax law and appeals including property tax assessment challenges, challenging and litigating property tax disputes, and advising on economic incentives, exemptions and classifications. Our team aggressively advocates our clients’ rights and consistently achieves significant tax savings for clients throughout the state.

Property Tax Assessment Challenges

We help real estate owners, tenants, managers, lenders and developers throughout Florida minimize tax liability through administrative appeals before Value Adjustment Boards and in Circuit Court. We have substantial experience challenging the valuation of nearly every type of property including office buildings, hotels, apartment and condominium buildings, multi-family housing, low-income housing, retail (anchor department stores, big box retailers, grocery stores, shopping centers, regional malls), hospitals, assisted/independent living facilities, industrial and manufacturing facilities, vacant and undeveloped land, and tangible personal property.

Challenges & Litigation of Property Tax Disputes

We have experience resolving disputes involving substantial completion, classification issues and exemptions from taxation.

Economic Incentives, Exemptions, and Classifications

We advise property owners on taking advantage of various local and state development tax incentive programs. We also counsel real estate owners on property tax exemption and classification applications (including agricultural classifications and homestead exemptions). In addition, we have experience challenging denials of tax exemptions and applications before Value Adjustment Boards and in Circuit Courts.

Our statewide Ad Valorem group is enhanced through advanced analysis capabilities using our in-house Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to compile and analyze assessment data. Methods include comparison of similar property assessments, Improved Value, Just Value, Primary Use, and identifying highest and best use limitations. This information can be integrated with other data types to identify compelling factors or conditions that are not apparent otherwise.

  • Complex tax appeals before Value Adjustment Boards and in Circuit Court throughout Florida
  • Challenges & Litigation of Property Tax Disputes
  • Ad Valorem property tax exemptions, classifications and economic incentives/ legislative development initiatives

Publications, Recent News Updates: Property Tax Assessments and the Eye of the Beholder | Summer Edition 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |July 2018|Sabrina Weiss Robinson

Publications, Recent News Updates: Should You Challenge Your Property Tax Assessment?
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |August 2017|Jacob T. Cremer, John N. Muratides, Darrell Payne, Mark D. Solov