Cramer & Anderson tax lawyers concentrate on representing public and private clients in property tax assessment appeals. In a property tax appeal, a taxpayer challenges the municipality’s valuation of his or her real estate or personal property for tax assessment purposes. Our tax attorneys have successfully defended Connecticut municipalities in appeals involving highly complex valuation issues, including properties valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
These include the successful defense by partners Dan Casagrande and Kim Nolan of Union Carbide Corporation’s appeal of Danbury’s $307 million valuation of its world corporate headquarters. More recently, Casagrande successfully fought an appeal by the owner of the Millstone Nuclear Power Plant from Waterford’s $1.2 billion valuation (believed to be the largest tax appeal in the history of Connecticut).
Loss of a large municipal tax appeal can cut hundreds of thousands of dollars from a town’s tax base at the expense of all other taxpayers. In our experience, it is essential for municipalities faced with such appeals to retain special counsel with the skills necessary to navigate difficult valuation issues and to vigorously defend against competent counsel for the property owner. Cramer & Anderson has the depth and experience to handle even the most challenging tax appeals with results providing substantial savings to municipal taxpayers.