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Overview

Sabrina Weiss Robinson is a Shareholder in the Firm and the Head of the Ad Valorem Tax Department. She has over 30 years of commercial litigation experience, including 17 years focused exclusively on challenging property tax assessments. Sabrina helps owners, tenants, managers, lenders and developers throughout Florida reduce their tax liability through administrative appeals before Value Adjustment Boards and in Circuit Court. She has extensive experience in valuation appeals for various types of property, including retail centers, big box retailers, anchor department stores, car dealerships, office properties, hospitality, industrial, apartments, assisted/independent living facilities, vacant land and tangible personal property. Each year Sabrina appeals over 1,000 property valuations.

In addition to valuation appeals, Sabrina specializes in property tax legal hearings focusing on the issue of substantial completion. She also has extensive litigation experience in the ad valorem area, as well as general commercial litigation.

Representative Experience

  • Represented owners in Wynwood/Midtown/Design District achieving reductions in market values totaling in excess of $30 million.
  • Represented a newly constructed mixed use/residential project in Midtown Miami achieving a reduction of market value in excess of $12 million for its base year.
  • Obtained removal of building values for three properties not habitable as of January 1, 2018 totaling in excess of $15 million.
  • Represented owners of retail properties in Lincoln Road achieving reductions in market values totaling in excess of $13 million.
  • Represented various owners in downtown Miami achieving reductions of market values totaling in excess of $24 million.
  • Represented a national home improvement retailer achieving reductions of market values totaling in excess of $20 million for locations in Broward, Miami Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
  • Represented an anchor department store chain achieving reductions of market values totaling in excess of $34 million for locations in Broward and Miami Dade Counties.
  • Represented a luxury hotel in Broward County achieving reductions of market value and tangible personal property value in excess of $8 million.
  • Represented an owner and operator of assisted and independent living facilities achieving reductions of market values totaling in excess of $10 million for four facilities.
  • Represented one of the largest developers in Miami achieving reductions in market value in excess of $67 million in Downtown Doral.
  • Represented a junior box retailer achieving reductions of market values totaling in excess of$6 million for locations in Broward and Miami Dade Counties.
  • Represented an owner of a newly constructed luxury hotel in Downtown Miami achieving a reduction of market value in excess of $3.7 million.
  • Represented a luxury Coral Gables hotel achieving a reduction of market value in excess of $4 million.
  • Represented an out-of-state owner of a residential waterfront single family lot in Palm Beach achieving a reduction of market value of $3 million.
  • Represented of one of the largest luxury homebuilders in the United States achieving a reduction in assessed value in excess of $25 million by contesting undeveloped land valuation throughout Florida.
  • Represented lender which took over failed development project achieving a reduction in assessed value in excess of $17.5 million on vacant land.
  • Represented large office building owner in Palm Beach County achieving a reduction in assessed value in excess of $12 million.
  • Represented owner in obtaining agricultural classification (“greenbelt exemption”) for owner’s use of property in raising exotic birds (aviculture), a case of first impression in the State of Florida.
  • Represented owner in challenging denial of agricultural classification for multi-acre property resulting in reduction in assessed valuation of over $1 million.
  • Represented owner in applying for refund of ad valorem tax payment as a result of tax appraiser’s misclassification of waterfront marina after constitutional amendment was passed providing for special tax treatment of waterfront marinas.
  • Represented owner in successfully overturning denial of agricultural use classification (“greenbelt exemption”) for 16-acre tract of property resulting in over $3 million reduction in assessed valuation.

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Greater Miami Jewish Federation
    • Woman’s Philanthropy, Former member of Board of Directors
    • Past Area Chair, Miami Beach
  • United Jewish Communities National Young Leader Cabinet, Former Member
  • Rock ‘N Run

Publications & Presentations

Events: Commercial Real Estate Valuations
Florida CCIM Chapter Lunch & Learn|September 2020

Publications: Do You Own Real Property? Be on the Lookout for your Trim Notice!
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Florida Court Retreats from Holding Rushmore Method Illegal, but Consequences for Property Valuation Still Nearly the Same
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Rushmore Approach Essentially Dead for Use by Property Appraisers in Hotel Valuation
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|July 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Hotels - Possible Opportunity to Reduce Tangible Personal Property Taxes
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|May 2020

Events: Virtual Webinar - Ad Valorem Taxes & COVID-19
May 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, COVID News Update, Publications: 2019 Property Tax Deadline EXTENDED for All Florida Counties | Due April 15
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, COVID News Update, Publications: Miami-Dade County Tangible Personal Property Return Deadline Extensions
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, COVID News Update, Publications: 2019 Property Tax Deadline NOT EXTENDED FOR MOST COUNTIES | Due March 31
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Have You Paid Your Property Taxes? Property Taxes Due March 31st.
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|February 2020

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Do You Own Real Property? Be on the Lookout for Your TRIM Notice.
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2019

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Estimated Property Tax Values for 2019
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|June 2019

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Have You Paid Your Property Taxes? Property Taxes Due March 31st.
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|March 2019

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

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Government & Administrative News Update, Land Development News Update, Publications: Upcoming Vote on Amendment Two Has Significant Tax Implications for Non-Homestead Property Owners
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update|August 2018

Ad Valorem Tax News Update, Publications: Property Tax Assessments and the Eye of the Beholder | Summer Edition 2018
Stearns Weaver Miller News Update |July 2018

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