Marie K. McConnell

Marie K. McConnell

Chair - Corporate, Business & Banking

Commercial Real Estate • Corporate Governance and Business Law • Business Reorganization and Entity Restructuring • Nonprofit Organizations, Affiliations and Exemptions • Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions • Taxation • Mergers & Acquisitions

Marie K. McConnell
Jul. 6, 2017

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling May Limit Taxing Authorities’ Ability to Appeal Assessments

On July 5, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court called into question a school district’s ability to initiate tax assessment appeals. In its decision in Valley Forge Towers Apartments N, LP v. Upper Merion Area Sch. Dist., No. 49 MAP 2016 (Pa. July 5, 2017), the Court addressed the question of whether a taxing authority may […]

Marie K. McConnell
Apr. 24, 2017

2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program Begins

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is offering a 60-day amnesty program from April 21, 2017 to June 19, 2017. The Department will waive all penalties and half of the interest for eligible individuals and entities that participate in the tax amnesty program. Eligible periods for tax amnesty are those where a delinquency exists as of […]

Marie K. McConnell
Apr. 5, 2016

Charter School 101

Despite over 6,700 charter schools across the U.S. and almost daily news reporting, many people still do not have a clear understanding of them.

Marie K. McConnell
Dec. 28, 2015

Nonprofit Hospital Loses Property Tax Exemption

The New Jersey Tax Court revoked Morristown Medical Center’s property tax exemption in June, triggering $2.5M-$3M in annual taxes going forward.

Marie K. McConnell
Feb. 5, 2015

Nonprofits and a Potential Constitutional Amendment in PA

The Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee held a public hearing on February 4 to discuss Senate Bill 4. SB 4 proposes a Constitutional amendment that would confirm the legislature’s control over deciding standards for which nonprofit organizations are exempt from property taxes. This legislation came about following the 2012 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision denying property tax […]