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.
In 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision that changed the face of business and expanded application of gross receipts taxes like the Business Privilege Tax (BPT). Prior to 2018, the Supreme Court had a simple and straightforward policy as to whether a state could tax business activity: if the taxpayer had no physical […]
In a case regarding business privilege tax, the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas found in favor of Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba (FLB) client Phoebe Services, Inc. and established on appeal that Phoebe Services, Inc. is not liable to the City of Allentown (the City) for the tax. In late 2019, FLB Shareholder and Chair […]
We hope that you are well and doing what you can to navigate these new waters in which we find ourselves. We understand that many of you are facing unique challenges, whether from a personal or business perspective. We are here for you during these difficult times. While our physical offices are currently closed in […]