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. StarkPatch Legal, PLLC believes in and is committed to New York City. Through property tax litigation, we will ensure that your taxes are fair and legal. Our goal is to see to it that you understand how your taxes are determined and to make sure that the City of New York has valued your property consistent with the applicable rules, regulations, and laws so that the burden you pay to support important services is fair, equitable, and easy for you to understand. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” – Albert Einstein

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. Abatements reduce your taxes by applying credits to the amount of taxes you owe. StarkPatch Legal, will make sure that your property tax bills are fair and accurate and that any monies owed you are paid promptly. We have extensive experience in dealing with property tax and water billing errors to avoid your property’s debt being included in the City’s tax lien sale. StarkPatch Legal is also available to handle all of your real estate transactions including contract negotiations and closings.


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 that can help offset the cost of construction and can ensure that your apartments are legally registered with state and city agencies.

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.