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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2016, StarkPatch Legal, PLLC represents property owners who did not receive adequate relief at the Tax Commission administrative level and who want to preserve their rights to get a second bite at the apple or who want to pursue a challenge in New York State Supreme Court. We will file the necessary paperwork to ensure that your claim for tax relief is preserved each year which can often provide the necessary leverage you will need to see to it that your taxes are as fair as they can be.

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OUR SERVICES

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  • Property Taxes

    Article 7 Litigation, Clerical Errors, Tax Levy Limit

    Property taxes are the lifeblood for New York City. It accounts for 44% of City revenues funding vital services like schools, libraries, safe communities, fire and child protection, and homeless services, and sanitation. It is the one tax that touches everyone’s life whether you own property, are a tenant, work in an office, shop at a local store, or pay for gas and electricity.  Despite its importance, the New York City property tax structure is broken. It is patently unfair, impossible to understand, and unnecessarily complicated.

  • Other Real Estate

    Exemptions, Abatements, Billing, Lien Sale

    Residential and commercial property owners may be entitled to property tax benefits in the form of exemptions and abatements. Exemptions lower the amount of tax you owe by reducing your property’s assessed value.

  • Housing

    Article 11 Exemptions, Shelter Rent Calculations, Rent Registrations

    From Allan’s role as a hands-on developer and real estate manager to Martha’s extensive knowledge about housing development as principal investigator of an important body of research on housing development costs and author of a chapter on housing options for New York City, StarkPatch Legal is available to answer your questions about tax programs.

  • General Legal Consulting

    Property Tax Analysis, Water Billing

    Martha and Allan love the law. They know what they know and what they don’t. StarkPatch Legal will answer your general legal questions and will find the answers or refer you to top-notch experts who will.

Our Professionals

OUR SKILLS

Property taxes touch everyone’s life whether you own property, are a tenant, work in an office, shop at a local store, or pay for gas and electricity. Despite its importance, the New York City property tax structure is broken. It is patently unfair, impossible to understand, and unnecessarily complicated. We have the skills and experience to navigate this complex system.