Ditchik & Ditchik, LLP represents
the full range of commercial and residential properties throughout New
York City, and in Nassau and Westchester Counties. These include significant New York City hotels, office buildings, motion picture theaters, shopping centers and
warehouses. We also represent
major residential cooperatives, condominiums and rental properties.
Services for our tax certiorari clients
consist of overall management of tax assessments on their various
properties, and begin with our annual reporting of tentative assessed
values. We prepare and file
protest forms contesting assessments, develop and present claims for
reduction at administrative hearings, negotiate pre-trial settlements with
attorneys for the various municipalities and prosecute court proceedings
at the trial and appellate stages.
Where appropriate and with client approval, we obtain the services
of qualified real property appraisers and work closely with them in the
preparation of their appraisals. Following
settlement or other disposition, we file and process refund claims.
analyze assessments in light of operating figures, assessments of
comparable properties and other relevant information, and we advise
clients with respect to the merits of their claims.
To assist us in these analyses, we maintain several databases of
information, including the tax assessments and other pertinent information
for all commercial and residential properties in New York City, as well
several others which are proprietary to the firm.
Our computer capabilities enable us to make statistical analyses of
this information which assist us in developing and making presentations
regarding claims of over-assessment.
We provide clients with other
property tax related services. These
include assistance in projecting real estate taxes in conjunction with
development and improvement of property, advice and representation in
connection with benefits under the Industrial and Commercial Abatement
Program (a real property tax abatement program for commercial properties);
and assistance with other miscellaneous matters (including, in New York
City, the annual Real Property Income and Expense filing).