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Julie M. Schwartz

Julie M. Schwartz

Julie Schwartz concentrates her practice in all aspects of ad valorem property taxation, representing property owners before the Value Adjustment Board and in Circuit Court appeals throughout Florida. She has extensive experience in valuation appeals for many types of property, including retail centers, office properties, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, hotel condominium, residential condominium, vacant land and tangible personal property.

In addition to valuation issues, Ms. Schwartz specializes in property tax exemption and classification issues. These include agricultural classifications, educational exemptions for private and charter schools, charitable exemptions for non-profit entities including hospitals, taxation of low income housing and homestead exemptions.

Areas of Concentration

  • All aspects of Ad Valorem Property Tax, including:
  • Real estate development
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Valuation Issues
  • Exemptions
  • Agricultural Classifications

Significant Representation

  • Representation of property owners in agricultural classification issues.
  • Representation of homeowners in complex homestead exemption issues.
  • Representation of low income housing properties in valuation and exemption issues.
  • Representation of numerous commercial property types, including retail centers, large office properties, hospitality, industrial, condo hotel, residential condominium, vacant land and tangible personal property.
  • Representation of non-profit hospitals in obtaining property tax exemptions for real estate and tangible personal property.
  • Representation of charter schools, private schools and universities in obtaining property tax exemptions.

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 1995
    • High Honors
    • Member, International Law Review
  • Smith College, B.A., 1991

Areas of Concentration

  • All aspects of Ad Valorem Property Tax, including:
  • Real estate development
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Valuation Issues
  • Exemptions
  • Agricultural Classifications