BB&D Attorneys Obtain $20 Million Reduction in Valuation for Property Owner Challenging Tax Assessment

St. Louis law firm Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch civil litigation attorney Chris Bauman successfully argued to the State Tax Commission that the St. Louis County Assessor and Board of Equalization had overvalued commercial property for taxation purposes.  The property consisted of nearly 55 acres and 1.2 million square feet of building space spread over 8 buildings.  The County sought a valuation of more than $51 million.  After hearing expert evidence, the State Tax Commission accepted BB&D’s argument that the true value of the property was $31 million.  This reduction will result in a significant tax savings for the property owner.


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