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Paterson Getting $6MM In Property Taxes From St. Joseph’s Hospital

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
2 Dec 2020
The City of Paterson recently entered into an agreement with St. Joseph’s Hospital which settled a pending property tax dispute between the parties dating back to 2016. The settlement results from the City’s actions to remove St. Joseph’s historic property tax exemption, and to place the hospital’s properties on the City tax rolls after a... Read More

Atlantic City’s Woes Deepen as Borgata Wins in Property Tax Battle

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
11 Apr 2016
Borgata filed tax appeals challenging the property assessment for tax years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.  On June 30, 2014, Atlantic City and Borgata entered into a settlement agreement wherein the original assessments for tax years 2011, 2012, and 2013 were reduced and, as a result, Borgata was entitled to refund of approximately $88... Read More

State Licensing Important for Establishing “Completion” Date for Exempt Property

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
24 May 2013
The New Jersey Tax Court recently invalidated added assessments on newly constructed properties in West Orange used to provide residential care for the elderly. The plaintiff Green Hill, Inc., is a New Jersey not-for-profit that provides care to aged citizens.  Since 1965, it owned a tax-exempt five acre lot with one building, and a neighboring... Read More

Town’s Failure to Treat Property Owner Fairly Leads to Reversal by Appellate Division

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
13 May 2013
A New Jersey appellate court recently reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a tax appeal, and found that the City of North Wildwood failed to act fairly in litigation with the property owner.  The property at issue is improved with a seven-story mixed-use tower, a 160-slip marina and a 3900 square-foot marina services building, and... Read More

Court Rejects Another Attempt To Deny Farmland Assessment

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
7 Mar 2013
For the second time in a little over month, the New Jersey Tax Court upheld a property owner’s protections under the Farmland Assessment Act of 1964.  Plaintiffs own 39.27 acres of which 38.27 acres of the parcel were farmland assessed.  In 2009, the plaintiffs filed an application for farmland assessment for the 2010 tax year. After... Read More

“Day of Reckoning” for Monroe Township following Years of Successful Tax Appeals

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
27 Aug 2012
The Township of Monroe says it has lost millions of dollars, and exhausted cash reserves, due to successful tax appeals by property owners.  The Township’s total assessed value has fallen over $140 million dollars in the last two years, in large part because of bulk appeals by the ten retirement communities in the Township.  The... Read More

$54M Property Tax Credit Coming to Trump In Atlantic City

by: Anthony F. Della Pelle
15 Jun 2012
Earlier this week, the Atlantic City Council approved a settlement of a property tax challenge by Trump Entertainment which will provide $54 million in property tax credits to the Trump organization for the Trump Taj Mahal, Trump Plaza and the former Trump Marina casino hotel (sold last year and now operating as the Golden Nugget).... Read More