• Douglas Standriff

Property Tax Appeal

tax appeal

From my Ridgewood office, conveniently located in the heart of Bergen County, I concentrate my practice in two areas: PROPERTY TAX APPEALS, particularly in Bergen County, Passaic County, Essex County, Morris County, and Hudson County, and CIVIL LITIGATION in the Superior Courts of New Jersey.

I regularly appear before the local County Tax Boards as well as the New Jersey Tax Courts, including the Bergen County Tax Board, Hudson County Tax Board, Passaic County Tax Board, Morris County Tax Board, Essex County Tax Board, and the Sussex County Tax Board, and have successfully reduced assessments and property taxes for many property owners in New Jersey. If I accept a tax appeal, my success rate is in excess of 96%. My experience in negotiating over 1000 settlements allows me to achieve outstanding results without the need for an expensive and time consuming trial. Where no settlement can be reached, my experience in the Courtroom allows me to back up my demands to the adversary with winning trial results.

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Civil Litigation

civil litigation

I have been certified as a New Jersey Civil Trial Attorney, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Headquartered in Bergen County, NJ, I strive to provide my clients with the best possible representation in both Property Tax Appeals and Civil Litigation. Only a small percentage of all attorneys licensed in New Jersey are certified as Civil Trial Attorneys. This certification is given to attorneys whose qualifications and experience have been reviewed by senior Certified Civil Trial attorneys to ensure the applicant has a sufficient amount of courtroom experience, and who have passed a lengthy written examination. Only Civil Trial Attorneys can advertise their specialized experience in handling jury trials.

Since opening my Ridgewood, NJ offices, I have successfully handled over one thousand civil claims and New Jersey tax appeals on behalf of clients. Most of these were lawsuits in either the Superior Courts of New Jersey, New Jersey Tax Court, and local county tax boards.

If I accept your case, I will perform the legal work personally. Your matter will NOT be given to an associate who lacks experience in the courtroom. I will work together with you to choose the best legal strategy to win your court case.

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