Property Tax and Eminent Domain
Geary, Porter & Donovan is one of the most respected law firms in the State of Texas for representation of property owners in real estate valuation litigation. Attorneys with the firm have experience in property tax and eminent domain litigation dating back to the early 1980’s. The firm has more than ten lawyers whose primary focus is representing property owners in valuation disputes in district courts and county courts at law.
In property tax matters, our attorneys represent owners to ensure fair and equitable allocation and assessment of the property tax burden. This representation involves not only achieving the accurate and equitable valuation and taxation of an owner’s property, but also includes providing advice and counsel to tax consultants in navigating the many complexities and uncertainties of the Texas Property Tax Code.
Our attorneys are also available to assist clients in property tax planning for future and anticipated development, including negotiation and review of tax abatement agreements with governmental entities, review of development restrictions designed to minimize or postpone the impact and burden of property tax, and providing advice on how to maintain property tax exemptions.
In eminent domain proceedings, our attorneys fight to ensure that our clients receive their constitutional right to just compensation for property takings and resulting remainder damages. The firm’s eminent domain experience extends to all types of real property.
Geary, Porter & Donovan’s valuation clients include some of the largest corporations and major property owners in the country. Properties involved in such representation include major industrial and manufacturing facilities, all classes of office buildings, hotels, apartment developments, malls and shopping centers, undeveloped land, and business personal property of all types (inventory, machinery and equipment, furniture and fixtures, transportation, etc.).
Property Tax and Eminent Domain AttorneysDaniel P. DonovanKathleen F. DonovanPatrick T. DonovanRonald D. GrayJames D. HannaganDavid J. KaplanCarolyn Chinn MalyAmy Reilly SallustiDallas A. SessionsJennifer C. TobinDorothea “Dotty” L. VidalJames N. Zoys
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