our core service is property tax reduction for real and business personal property. o’connor is the state-wide leader in presenting appraisal review boards with sophisticated uniform and equal analyses supporting favorably assessed comparables, in addition to market value arguments. clients are surprised how often a reduction can be achieved!
a distinctive strength benefitting o’connor clients is the ability to successfully integrate legal awareness to the appeals process on a contingency fee basis. through coordination of judicial appeals, we have resulted in lowering values an average of an addtional 10 percent beyond the arb findings.
other areas of service include portfolio assessments, compliance and auditing, as well as advocacy for clients in bankruptcy.
o'connor covers legal fees for judicial appeals
for owners who aren't satisfied with the appraisal review board's value opinion, we will continue the protest by coordinating a lawsuit against the appraisal district--on a contingency fee basis. they even engage expert witnesses and legal counsel at no cost--unless the value is reduced. we have led more judicial appeals--and achieved more satisfactory rulings or settlements--than any other firms in texas.
reduce taxes -- even if property is assessed below market value
texas law allows owners to appeal assessments on the basis of equality with similar properties. we are the statewide leader in presenting sophisticated analysis supporting favorably assessed comparables in addition to market value arguments. with a process for compiling and analyzing data for uniform and equal analysis, value reductions were achieved 69% of the time for harris county commercial properties that we represented in 2009!
higher percent reductions
our tax agents achieve a higher percentage reduction than other consultants. they are the statewide leader in presenting appraisal review boards with sophisticated analyses supporting aggressive values.
no financial risk
with o'connor, no fees are due unless the property taxes are reduced. fees are applicable for the protested year only. in fact, we will continue to protest each year, billing only when they save you money.