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Authoritative Resource on Property Tax Litigation

Real Estate Litigation
March 27, 2013

The real property tax is the largest source of tax revenue in the State of Illinois. In 2010, the statewide total of property taxes collected was approximately $25.9 billion.  Franczek Radelet attorneys Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf have authored a definitive resource on Illinois property tax litigation, published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).  The chapter, “Property Tax Litigation,” is included in the 2013 Edition of Real Estate Litigation, and provides a comprehensive overview of the law governing property tax litigation, with a focus on the rights and remedies available to both property owners and units of local government.

Property tax is one of the largest expenses of property ownership (after debt service), and for most units of local government, it is the largest source of funding for governmental operations. An understanding of the process of how an assessment is established and reviewed and how it may be challenged or defended is essential information for Illinois practitioners. 

The “Property Tax Litigation” chapter in Real Estate Litigation is the first IICLE publication to comprehensively discuss the rights of governmental bodies in assessment and tax rate litigation.  IICLE is a not-for-profit organization that for over 50 years has been dedicated to supporting the professional development of Illinois attorneys through Illinois-focused practice guidance.