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Robert Hill Law Wins for CVS – Dark Store “Theory” is a Faulty Theory

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. Robert Hill Law recently won a significant case for CVS Pharmacy in Appleton, Wisconsin. The case represents another victory for uniformity in property taxation in Wisconsin. The City promoted the specious theory known as the “Dark Store Loophole” to argue that retailers […]

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Robert Hill Law Wins for Menards by Proving that Comparable Sales Matter

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. For the past ten years, big box retail stores, national and regional alike, have suffered dramatically reduced sale prices for the real estate they leave behind when they decide – for whatever reason – to close a location. This decade-long shift in […]

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What are the Top Three Things to Look for in a Property Tax Attorney?

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. From my perspective, the answer is simple: Integrity, Perseverance and Knowledge.  Integrity is key. Find a team that is “lean and mean” by design – but highly networked to be scalable to your specific needs. Here’s a classic example: Since property tax […]

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The Property Tax “Aha!” Moment for Business Property Owners

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. You and your team pay attention to the sale of business properties near to or adjacent to your own properties. You easily find the sale price and likely will calculate the square foot price to compare to your own property’s market valuation. […]

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Seeing a Trend of Buildings being Sold for Less Than Your Property’s Assessed Value?

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. As an owner of one or more business properties, you or your team are likely watching the sales of buildings near to or adjacent to your property. I’d call that a “best practice” in business property ownership. But, a “red flag” is […]

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Now Automated – Property Tax Assessments for Business Property Owners

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. Your business property has just been assessed and marketplace knowledge tells you this tax assessment just doesn’t seem right. What to do next? You need additional facts and you need them quickly. You want a simple means to efficiently find hard facts […]

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