Our real estate tax attorneys are involved directly in all phases of our work to ensure that our clients receive personal attention and the maximum potential benefit.  We actively pursue every avenue to contest taxes, ranging from complaints with county assessors and boards of review to appeals before the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and lawsuits in the circuit courts. We not only appeal assessed valuations, but also contest tax rates.  

Our services include petitions for tax exemptions for educational and charitable organizations, as well as petitions for special tax incentives, including incentives for rehabilitation of real estate or renewed use of abandoned property.  The special incentives we have obtained have saved our clients millions of dollars in taxes.

Our research and evaluation of property assessments is prepared without charge, so you have no risk in obtaining a free "checkup" to determine whether you are paying too much property tax.  We have access to the Multiple Listing Service for research of residential properties and to CoStar for detailed information about commercial and industrial property sales, leases and other market information.  We work with appraisers on a volume basis, so we often obtain free consultations and the resources of experts.

We are typically retained on the basis of a contingent fee, and our compensation comprises a portion of the tax savings.  No hourly legal fees are charged.  Moreover, we are happy to tailor our fee structure to meet the particular needs of each of our clients. 


We would be happy to tell you more about our services. Please call Terence Nader at 312/648-2300 or send an e-mail to Terry.Nader@SFNR.com.