Real Estate Transactions & Property Tax Appeals

Our Real Estate Team focuses on the diverse needs of today’s real estate client. We are equipped to assist with all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions, in addition to property tax and assessment appeals.

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The Duggan Bertsch Approach

The process of buying, selling or leasing real estate, whether it be residential or commercial property, can be extremely complex and fraught with a variety of challenges.  The Real Estate Team at DUGGAN BERTSCH offers skilled guidance and comprehensive representation to clients looking to sell or acquire real estate.  Our attorneys work closely with residential and commercial property owners, developers, individuals and business entities in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate transactions.  Our commitment to our clients does not end at closing and our Real Estate Team is dedicated to helping clients safeguard their property for years to come.

Our Tax Appeal Team will navigate the complexities of the assessment appeal system, including administrative appeals and valuation objection lawsuits, to ensure our clients’ properties are not unreasonably over-assessed in order to achieve the maximum amount of property tax savings available to our clients.

Real Estate transactional practice includes the following services:

Negotiating and Drafting Purchase and Sale Agreements

Commercial Real Estate Transactions

Residential Property Sales

Lease Agreements

Real Estate Structuring/Advisory

Title Examinations and Title Defect Clearance

Deeds and Transfers of Title

Land Trusts

the property tax and assessment appeal practice includes the following services:

Administrative appeals before the County Assessor and County Board of Review

Review of market data and property valuations through our network of Appraisers

Tax Objection Complaints filed in the Circuit Court seeking property tax refunds

Processing Discovery and Case Management

Negotiating Tax Objections with Assistant State’s Attorneys

Settling and processing property tax refunds with the County Treasurer

Appeals to the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board

Securing and retaining Tax Incentives (such as Cook County Class 6-B, Class 7, etc.) on newly constructed, substantially rehabilitated or previously abandoned properties

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