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Our attorneys have decades of experience reducing your real and personal property taxes, and are established leaders in this field. We are experienced in valuation theory, which can be highly complex in states such as Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. We also have proven litigation experience. This is critical because administrative appeals can lead to litigation in court.

We offer one of the Northwest’s premier property tax practices. In addition to valuation disputes of all types, our practice includes representing clients entitled to exemptions, tax deferrals, tax incentives and special assessments under state and local property laws. Our engagements have resulted in millions of dollars of tax savings for our clients.

Broad Client Base

We serve the full spectrum of commercial, industrial, transportation, and utility companies in the Pacific Northwest. Our clients include companies with food-processing facilities, hospitals and medical clinics, office buildings, high-tech facilities, wineries, hotels, residential condominiums, apartment buildings, shopping centers, airlines, REITs, pipelines, wind farms, and industrial plants such as bottling factories, saw and plywood mills, pulp and paper mills, aluminum mills, and steelworks.

We represent some of the largest employers in the Northwest, as well as companies in industries facing market constraints and international competition. Challenging market conditions can result in property devaluation, a fact often overlooked in taxing authorities’ value assessments. An understanding of the market landscape and valuation theory makes Garvey Schubert Barer attorneys uniquely situated to meet client needs in any industry.

Results-Driven Attorneys

We have achieved excellent results for clients. One example is a recent settlement achieved for a global utility company, whose Oregon property had been assessed at $2 billion. By cutting the assessment nearly in half, the settlement saved our client hundreds of thousands of dollars. Our lawyers also advise on general property tax matters with excellent results for our clients.

American Property Tax Counsel

Garvey Schubert Barer is a member in the American Property Tax Counsel (APTC), the national affiliation of independent property tax law firms. Membership is limited to the foremost firm in each state. Our designation as the member APTC firm for Washington, Oregon and Idaho serves as a testament to our experience and the exceptional service we deliver.



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