The economic downturn of the past few years has hit real property particularly hard. Not surprisingly, the courts have seen an unprecedented number of assessment appeals as a result. How will the courts, legislature, local governments and property owners deal with the impact of the economy? In this course designed for the experienced lawyer, our panelists examine all of the important recent cases in assessment law. You will not only learn about the most significant developments but, perhaps more importantly, how those developments change the advice you should be giving your clients with assessment problems.
You`ll be updated on --
Base Year Assessments and Appeals after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s declaration of the unconstitutionality of the “base year” system in Clifton;
Valuation Issues including the controversial Commonwealth Court ruling about valuation of leasehold assessments in Tech One Associates;
Assessment Uniformity after Downingtown Area School District v. Chester County;
Exemption Developments (including retirement communities and charitable ownership and use);
Act 319 (Clean & Green)
The online course includes an electronic copy of the 2010 Edition of Assessment Law and Procedure in Pennsylvania by Bert M. Goodman. Whether you are handling your first or your fiftieth assessment matter, Assessment Law & Procedure in Pennsylvania is your definitive reference: a concise, thorough introduction and review of the law; a step-by-step explanation of every significant aspect of procedure; and practical guidance to understand and apply them both.