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Brusniak Turner Fine Updates 9/14/2021

Posted by John Brusniak | Sep 14, 2021 | 0 Comments


Cattle Grazing Leases: Key Considerations for Real Estate Developers
Real estate developers in Florida are buying and improving rural land at a record pace. In many cases, this land has been devoted to purposes which resulted in the land being categorized as agricultural for real estate tax assessment purposes.


Portland proposes property tax relief for low-income seniors
Until the state's property tax deferral program kicks in for tax year 2023, the city of Portland is proposing a “bridge program” to provide...


"Salt in the wound" Vacant Mondawmin Target's taxes reduced by $100,000
More than three years after it suddenly closed, the Target at Mondawmin Mall is still vacant. The store was the anchor for a multi-million-dollar development project in West Baltimore, but a decade after opening, Target abruptly shut down.


Rebuilt After 9/11, One World Trade Center Is 90% Filled After Cost Overruns and Delays
The Wall Street Journal
In 2020, World Trade Center expenses of $335 million topped revenues of $328 million, the Port Authority's annual report said.


Company to study Fargo's tax break for developers, businesses 
The program will examine Fargo's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District and Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) programs to determine how they compare to other cities' programs. 


Make room: Retail real estate heats up in Austin
Retail Brew
Texas's fourth-most populous city is a hotspot for many industries, and retail is no different: 22,000+ jobs were added to Austin from companies expanding or moving into the city in 2020...

Potter County Commissioners' Court approves indigent defense counsel, tax abatement 
Amarillo Globe-News
On Monday, the Potter County Commissioners Court approved a 10-year tax abatement request from Amarillo based convenience store chain Toot'n Totum for its proposed new location. 


County real estate taxes are inequitable and comparatively high, yet vital to preserving Rappahannock's identity
Rappahannock News
Rappahannock County property taxes are a financial lifeline, a tool for preservation and an algebra of minute calibrations, some of which benefit large properties over small.

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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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