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Dark Store Theory Takes Another Hit

In another defeat of “Dark Store Theory,” Robert Hill has won a $4.9 million dollar property assessment reduction for Walmart in Lincoln County. Read the 4 page decision. Related: Dark Store “Theory” is a Faulty Theory Follow our company profile on LinkedIn for related news and updates.

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Buyers don’t care how much money sellers put into a property.

Buyers don’t care how much money sellers put into a property and neither should assessors. For that matter they don’t care (and should not) what the retail sales were either. That is the case Robert Hill is making in Winona County as he represents multiple companies arguing Winona County overvalued their properties. Read all about […]

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Robert Hill teams-up to thwart use of Anti-SLAPP Law in denying due process

The Wednesday May 24th ruling by The Minnesota Supreme Court was a major victory for Robert Hill and his team including Eric Magnuson (Robins Kaplan) in Leiendecker v. Asian Women United of Minnesota.  Hill pointed out “the ruling was a victory for due process. Minnesota’s anti-SLAPP law placed an unconstitutional burden on plaintiffs.” Hill continued “you have to go […]

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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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