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Innovative Tenacious Advocates for Ad Valorem Tax Relief for Commercial Properties

At Holland Hicks Law, our sole focus is contesting ad valorem tax assessments. We handle real estate property taxation and related litigation matters for a variety of significant commercial, multi-residential and industrial properties located primarily in Cook and the collar counties of DeKalb, DuPage Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will. We represent property owners before local township and county assessors. We also appear before the Illinois County Boards of Review; the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and Illinois Trial and Appellate Courts to achieve fair and equitable real estate tax assessments.

We work with property owners and property asset portfolio managers to provide tax estimates for the sale and purchase of property, budgeting, marketing, financing and due diligence. Our legal professionals may or may not recommend seeking tax relief for particular issues we discover. Sometimes litigation is not the answer. Each client receives the counsel that will offer the most advantageous result for them.

Our Services

  • Lowering assessed valuations for properties
  • Challenging the rates that taxing districts are using
  • Seeking out property tax abatements, incentives or exemptions
  • Offering counsel on real estate tax planning
Our sole focus is contesting ad valorem tax assessments

Types of properties we work with include (but are not limited to):


  • Hotels/Motels
  • High-rise office buildings
  • Shopping centers
  • Parking garages
  • Mixed-use developments
  • Banks
  • Automobile dealerships
  • Movie theaters
  • Health clubs
  • Restaurants
  • Storage facilities

Multi-family Residential

  • Apartment buildings
  • Condominiums
  • Student housing
  • Government-subsidized housing
  • High-rise residential buildings
  • Townhouses
  • Garden apartments


  • Warehouses
  • Data centers
  • Manufacturing plants

Excessive property tax can diminish a property’s value.

Talk with us today to learn how to correct your property tax inequity.

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