Michigan Municipal Tax Appeals

Your local government entity values its tax dollars. Township budgets and services depend on them.

If your city, township, or local government entity is facing a possible reduction in revenue due to the appeal of a tax assessment, contact the experienced and knowledgeable municipal tax appeal attorneys at Bauckham, Sparks, Thall, Seeber & Kaufman, P.C. today.

Respected for Our Expertise in Municipal Tax Law

Bauckham Sparks is one of only a handful of Michigan law firms that defends local government entities in tax assessment appeals. Because of our unique expertise, Bauckham Sparks attorneys are frequently called on to represent municipalities and townships before the Michigan Tax Tribunal and other state and federal courts of appeal.

With over a century of practicing municipal law, the team of attorneys at Bauckham Sparks works together to solve complex municipal tax problems. We have a wealth of experience negotiating favorable resolutions to tax appeals by big box stores or other commercial property owners, and a reputation for finding creative solutions to resolve a tax conflict, often without the need to go to court.

If negotiation is unsuccessful and litigation is the only option, Bauckham Sparks attorneys have the experience and expertise to take your case to court – and win. Our lawyers frequently find themselves defending clients before the Michigan Tax Tribunal, Michigan District and Circuit Courts, the Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Michigan Supreme Court.

Defending Local Governments in Tax Assessment Appeals Throughout Michigan

Since 2014, the Michigan Tax Tribunal has applied the "dark store" method for valuing property tax assessments for big box stores. This has resulted in a significant loss of tax revenue to municipalities and other local government entities. Local government officials are now concerned that other commercial property owners will use this approach to reduce their tax liability.

If your local government entity is facing the potential loss of tax revenue due to tax assessment appeals, contact the experienced Michigan tax assessment defense attorneys at Bauckham Sparks today. Based in Kalamazoo, and now with an office in Lansing, our lawyers defend municipalities, townships, and other local government entities in tax appeals throughout the Michigan. We invite you to learn more about the history of our law firm and our approach.