Tax Assessment Appeals & Property Tax Exemptions

Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba is devoted to providing the highest quality legal representation and advice to owners of residential, commercial and industrial real estate in Pennsylvania tax assessment appeals. We also provide guidance to nonprofit organizations that may be entitled to exemption from Pennsylvania property taxes.

Our clients own multi-tenant office buildings, corporate headquarters buildings, assisted care facilities, warehouses, golf courses, retail buildings, multi-unit housing and residential homes in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and Montgomery counties and the surrounding areas. We work closely with you and quality appraisers and financial and valuation specialists.

We also have experience and a deep understanding of the complexities of public utility appeals governed by Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Realty Tax Act (PURTA), which allow us to creatively address assessment challenges.

We have represented nonprofit organizations in the Lehigh Valley and the many counties in its surrounding areas.  While we have developed a particular focus on healthcare real estate, including hospitals and medical office buildings, our successes also include higher education facilities, charter schools and numerous other nonprofit clients that hold real estate property – from warehouses to office spaces.

Our Representative Matters and Service Areas:

  • Obtaining one of the largest tax assessment reductions in Pennsylvania and clarifying that appraisers may not speculate on possible uses. Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. v. Bd. Of Assessment Appeals of Lehigh County (720 A.2d 790).
  • Reducing the assessments on the world headquarters buildings of multiple companies based in the Lehigh Valley.
  • Certifying a class of over 300 residential homeowners in active adult communities and successfully litigating their claims.
  • Navigating issues associated with federally regulated healthcare facilities, including assisted living facilities.
  • Defending school district initiated challenges.