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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 8/21/2023

Posted by John Brusniak | Aug 21, 2023 | 0 Comments


SF's Westin St. Hotel Overvalued by Tax Assessor, Court Says
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The Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco was overvalued by tax officials during its 2015 sale, according to a state appeals court ruling. The court ordered the city to refund a portion of the property taxes paid by the new owners, BRE Diamond Hotel (a Blackstone subsidiary), but did not specify how much, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.


Marrying foreign woman in SC means property tax bill spike
Lee Abernethy had no idea getting married would cause his Berkeley County property tax bill to soar by more than $4,000. That didn't happen the two previous times Abernethy, 84, got married. The difference this time is that he married a woman who's not a U.S. citizen, and South Carolina has a little-known rule about that when it comes to property taxes.

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John Brusniak

John Brusniak, Jr. is the dean of Texas property tax litigation.  He was licensed to practice law in 1976,   His early career involved general litigation and appellate work in both the federal and state courts until he was handed his first property tax matter.  It arose prior to the implementatio...


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