Ad Valorem Taxation
Rennert Vogel Mandler & Rodriguez has one of the largest and most successful ad valorem taxation departments in Florida. Property tax can be one of the biggest single expense items for commercial properties. Our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of property tax law and appeals, to help taxpayers control costs and ensure they are not paying more than necessary. Our attorneys represent local, statewide and national owners and managers of real estate in our taxation practice. We reduce tax liability on both commercial real estate and commercial tangible personal property via administrative appeals at the Value Adjustment Board level and through litigation in circuit court. Our experience with litigation and property valuation matters allows us to also represent clients in eminent domain or takings cases.
Our firm has the honor of being the sole member of the American Property Tax Counsel (APTC) for the state of Florida. The APTC is a national affiliation of the leading law firms in the property tax field. Membership in this organization gives RVMR’s clients the opportunity to coordinate ad valorem tax appeals on a national level. It also allows RVMR’s clients to access information and strategies from this select group of attorneys from around the U.S. and Canada. Our firm also has active memberships in a variety of local, state and national organizations committed to excellence in ad valorem taxation.
Our attorneys also offer valuable assistance in tax projections and planning in connection with the acquisition and disposition of real property. This service allows our clients to structure their transactions with an eye toward tax efficiency and avoid unintended consequences.
We specialize in:
- Complex tax appeals before the value adjustment boards and in circuit court throughout Florida
- Ad valorem property tax exemptions and classifications, including agricultural classifications
- Property tax projections and tax planning
- Asset allocations of acquisitions
- Economic incentives
- Historic preservation tax credits
- Legislative initiatives
With eight attorneys and decades of practice specializing in the field of ad valorem taxation our firm has extensive experience in all aspects of property taxation. Our attorneys understand the potential pitfalls in the process of assessing and appealing property taxes and we help our clients avoid them.