Properties Magazine November 2012 : Page 72

6XSSR U W L Q J  :WV[SPNO[PUN[OLWYVMLZZPVUHSZLY]PJLWYV]PKLYZ :WV[SPNO[PUN[OL ILOPUKZ\JJLZZM\SJVUZ[Y\J[PVUWYVQLJ[Z &DVW ILOPUKZ\JJLZZM Focused on Fair Valuation Siegel Jennings provides proven results for tax valuation reductions By Doug Bardwell hen that first tax bill shows up and it’s much larger than expected, smart owners/inves-tors turn to Siegel Jennings Co., L.P.A. In just the last five years, the firm has been able to negotiate more than $2 billion in real estate assessment reductions for apartment buildings, office buildings, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, manufacturing plants, hotels, shop-ping centers and malls. W Founded by Fred Siegel in 1976, seeking legislative changes,” Jennings the firm has grown over the years, adds. “You’ll find us working with the but stays focused on its original Ohio Supreme Court at least a dozen mission – helping to ensure fair and times each year.” reasonable property tax valuations In Ohio, the firm’s work has for its clients. resulted in changes to the property Experienced in appraisal, account-tax law such that property valua-ing, finance and law, Siegel Jennings tions are now made on a fee simple, offer a complete package of expertise unencumbered basis, which means to clients throughout the United that uniformity is being brought States and Canada. The firm’s back to taxation. Siegel Jennings has Cleveland headquarters is located at recently presented briefs and worked 23425 Commerce Park Drive, and it to effect change in Wisconsin and also maintains offices in Columbus West Virginia, as well as Ohio. and Pittsburgh. As a property owner itself, the firm As founding members of the can empathize with those owners American Property Tax Counsel who are facing receivership, unable (APTC), Siegel Jennings co-to pay their taxes. counsels with the top 100 or more “That gives us great satisfac-REAL RESULTS “In addition to managing real property tax attorneys across North estate, we are active both in litigation and in tion, being able to turn around a America, in order to have available seeking legislative changes,” says Kieran property tax valuation, and allow counsel for clients in all 50 states Jennings, firm partner. an owner to continue his business and Canada. Now, its clients have when he thought all was lost,” not only local representation, but explains Jennings. says Kieran Jennings, partner at Siegel point people are also available wher-Jennings. “We’ve owned thousands of When you need someone to rep-ever their property might be located. apartment units, office buildings, retail resent your case, it’s important to go Siegel Jennings clients number strip centers as well as a manufacturing with an experienced firm that has a among the biggest and best-proven track record. Not many known national retailers, will top the combined expe-manufacturers, office building rience of the Siegel Jennings owners, hoteliers and apart-partners who collectively repre-ment owners. sent over 150 years fighting for With its six partners and five fair valuations. P associates, Siegel Jennings is uniquely qualified to represent Siegel, Siegel, Johnson & Jennings regu-owners, being property owners larly tracks assessments and performs valu-and managers themselves. facility. We literally live this business ation analyses to ensure that clients are always “To my knowledge, we are the only each day ourselves. minimizing their tax burden. To learn more firm of our type that currently owns “In addition to managing real estate, about Siegel Jennings, contact Kieran Jennings at and manages commercial real estate,” we are active both in litigation and in 216.763.1004 or visit Founded in 1976, Siegel Jennings stays focused on its original mission: helping to ensure fair and reasonable property tax valuations for its clients. 72 3URSHUWLHV | November 2012

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