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Kathleen is chair of the firm's tax assessment, condemnation and property valuation practice group. She handles all facets of property tax assessment appeals on behalf of institutional, industrial, commercial, residential, school district and municipal clients including prosecuting and defending assessment litigation, reviewing appraisals and negotiating settlements. In addition, Kathleen has counseled clients with respect to Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILOTs) and New York State's real property tax cap.

In addition, Kathleen has addressed exemption and valuation issues in a wide variety of contexts including bankruptcy proceedings, conservation easements, and estate and financial planning matters. She has experience in valuation issues associated with all types of property including private residences; nursing homes; hospitals; private lakes and lodges; colleges and universities; reservoirs; mining operations; commercial and residential rental property; commercial and retail businesses; industrial and manufacturing facilities; and utility properties.

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  • Listed in:
    • New York Super Lawyers 2019®, Environmental
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
  • New York State Bar Association, Environmental and Energy Law Section
  • Onondaga County Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
  • Phi Beta Kappa

  • Dealing With Special Zoning Issues and Challenging a Zoning Determination, National Business Institute Seminar, June 7, 2017
  • Proposed Amendments to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQR), New York Construction Materials Association 2017 Operations Workshop, February 22, 2017
  • Moderator, Legislative and Regulatory Updates, New York State Wetlands Forum 2016 Annual Conference, April 6, 2016

  • President, Save the County, Inc.
  • President, Leadership Greater Syracuse
  • Board Member, Central New York Land Trust
  • Board Member, Cicero Little League
  • Board Member, New York State Wetland Forum