For a Lake County tax appeal attorney, call Richard Shapiro, (847) 864-0000,
the Chicago property tax lawyer who's won over 100, 000 Cook County tax appeals.
of this page is highlighted in yellow;
the rest is primarily handwaving for
I have won over 100,000 Cook
County tax appeals. No, I am not kidding, but
of course I don't always win.
Who appeals real estate taxes? – People who like
saving money! Would you like to hire a
Lake / Cook County Property Tax
- Residential Real Estate
- Commercial Real Estate
- Industrial Real Estate
Why use a
Cook County / Lake County ?
Property Tax Appeal Attorney / Property Tax Lawyer
You don't need a lawyer for a
Cook County property tax appeal / Lake County tax appeal. Lake County and Cook County have consultants, so you may ask if it's worth it to hire a property
tax lawyer. There are many reasons one might use a property tax
attorney. A property tax lawyer may notice seemingly minor things
you may be unaware of. What may be simple for an experienced lawyer may
seem complex and overwhelming to you. Having a lawyer act as an
intermediary will often mean a better supported, more objective argument.
But as valuable as the knowledge and experience of a property tax
attorney can be, another consideration is that every Illinois real estate tax
attorney is subject to serious penalties for violating the ethical rules
of the Illinois Supreme Court.
You can appeal yourself, get a Lake-Cook County property tax
attorney, or use a consultant, but if you do use one and there's
a problem, where will you turn? If you lose money because a lawyer
acts unethically the
Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission can seek
restitution, but only if you used a lawyer.
You don't need to use a
property tax attorney, but it can be very worthwhile.
Lake County Property Tax Appeal Lake County Attorney
Lake County Property Tax Appeal? Lawyer Richard Shapiro isn't busy enough with Cook County? Lake County property tax appeals have become fertile ground for property tax consultants, some of whom employ deceptive strategies to take advantage of people seeking to appeal Lake County property taxes. Property tax consultants can ignore complaints to the Better Business Bureau with impunity, but a Lake County property tax appeal (Lake County, Cook County, any Illinois county) attorney has ethical duties strictly enforced by the ARDC.
Chicago Property Tax Appeal - Cook County Tax
Sometimes taxpayers won't file a property
tax appeal on Cook County taxes because they worry the tax
appeal could end with the Cook County Assessor biting back. If you file a Cook County
tax appeal, the
Board of Review and
Cook County Assessor have the power to raise
assessments, but that virtually never happens. The analysts
responsible simply try to arrive at a fair assessment, not to punish
people for filing a tax appeal.
During the 20+ years since my first Cook County tax appeal, the
most frustrating mistake I've seen is people talking themselves out of
filing a Cook County tax appeal using unsound reasons based
on a mistaken view of a tax appeal, which makes sense
them to but differs from how a Cook County property tax attorney would analyze a Cook County tax
If I sent you one of
letters you should appeal. Whether you hire me, select someone
else or do it yourself, you should appeal.
Chicago Tax Lawyer, Chicago Tax Attorney - Chicago ...
Why do I say I'm a Chicago tax lawyer - Chicago tax attorney? I'm a Lake County / Cook County property tax attorney, but Cook County includes Chicago. When people hear "Chicago tax lawyer"
they usually think of the IRS, but a Chicago property tax lawyer
is a Chicago tax lawyer, and sometimes a property
tax lawyer is what people want. I'm a Chicago tax lawyer, Chicago property tax attorney. I've had my Chicago 'by appointment only' office since 1991.
Cook County Property Tax Lawyer - Chicago Tax Appeal
Born in Chicago, I went to law school at the
U. of Illinois. Since passing the bar in 1980 I
have gone on to
win over 100,000
property tax appeals! Appeal is all
I do and I'm pretty good at it, together with my practiced team
of helpers who make me look even better than I really am.
Nothing contained in this website constitutes
a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any
property tax appeal. I am not going to
win (reduce the assessment) all of the Cook County property
tax appeals I'll try (so if you want a guarantee, buy a
Richard Shapiro, Cook County property tax appeal, Chicago tax lawyer
Chicago property tax lawyer - Chicago property tax appeal, Cook County
property tax lawyer, Chicago tax attorney, Chicago property tax lawyer
1327 Chicago Ave.
Property Tax Attorney Property Tax Lawyer Chicago, IL Richard
Practice Limited to Lake County & Cook
County Property Tax Appeals
though we'll also do an
exemption, redemption or a certificate of error
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