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Michael Paparesta serves as the Firm’s in-house real estate analyst. He has over 16 years of experience in ad valorem taxation with a background in commercial and residential real property valuation, property tax appeals, real property tax administration, and property tax policy.

Michael provides the Firm with an in-house capability to conduct in-depth research and analysis to support tax assessment challenges. He provides unique insight on how to address and resolve an assortment of ad valorem taxation issues.

Prior to joining the Firm, Michael worked in the Miami-Dade County Office of the Property Appraiser as a Real Estate Evaluator and an Income Evaluation Specialist amongst multiple divisions. Over the span of 16 years, Michael gained expertise and knowledge relating to commercial real estate market analysis, building cost analysis, agricultural classification hearings, substantial completion hearings and value adjustment board hearings.

Michael received his Ph.D. from Florida International University with a concentration in Public Affairs. His dissertation was entitled, “Understanding the Impact of Property Tax Appeals on Assessment Uniformity: Procedures, Structures, and Outcomes.”

Professional & Community Involvement

  • International Association of Assessing Officers, 2007-present
  • American Society of Public Administration, 2008-present
  • Barry University, Adjunct Staff Member


  • Lincoln Institute of Land Policy C.L. Harriss Dissertation Fellowship, 2013

Publications & Presentations

Publications, Recent News Updates: Do You Own Real Property? Be on the Lookout for Your TRIM Notice!
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2018

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