GCT’s Property Tax Practice Group Achieves Significant Six Figure Tax Reduction for Client

March 14, 2023

Brianna L. Golan and Donald T. Rubin recently secured a significant tax reduction for their client whose assessed property value significantly increased in 2022 despite having demolished the building on the property.

Near the end of 2021, Brianna and Don’s client demolished its industrial building as it was no longer in use and was in need of repair. This resulted in the property consisting of over 92,000 square feet of vacant land. However, the Cook County Assessor increased the proposed assessed value by 28% for the following tax year. On behalf of their client, Brianna and Donald achieved an estimated six-figure property tax reduction.

GCT regularly appeals property taxes for clients that own or lease commercial, industrial or large multi-family properties. Property tax work is done on a contingent basis, meaning we only get paid if we are successful in reducing your taxes. GCT offers free property tax reviews to all of our new clients.

Brianna concentrates her practice on the areas of general business issues, full-spectrum commercial litigation, employment issues, workers’ compensation defense and property tax appeals. She is also co-chair of the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.

Don serves as GCT’s Property Tax Assessment Practice Group Chair with more than 40 years of experience in property taxation. He represents the owners of commercial, industrial and large residential developments throughout Illinois.

For more than 25 years, Golan Christie Taglia has remained committed to delivering successful results while providing clients with the highest level of quality and personal service. With a wide variety of clients including entrepreneurial businesses, high-net-worth individuals and non-profit organizations, GCT provides leading counsel in a broad array of practice areas from both our Chicago and Springfield offices.