Texas Property Tax Attorney

Property tax law encompasses the regulations and statutes governing the assessment, collection, and appeal of property taxes. In the United States, property tax is primarily governed at the state and local levels, with rules varying significantly from one jurisdiction to another.  

Property taxes are typically based on the assessed value of real estate and are a critical source of revenue for local governments, funding essential services such as public education, infrastructure maintenance, and public safety. Understanding property tax law is crucial for property owners to ensure compliance, take advantage of available exemptions, and successfully navigate the appeals process if they believe their property has been overvalued. 

For over 25 years, our attorney Michael Saegert has carved out a niche in property taxation law. With an unwavering focus on this area, he's honed our skills to successfully assist individuals, businesses, and governmental entities with their property tax needs.  

"Where others only see problems, I find solutions." 

Contact us today to learn how we can assist you. Based in Houston, Texas, and serving clients all across the state, we're your partner in resolving property tax issues. Let's work together to secure the result you want. First consultations are always free. 

Areas of Representation

Property tax law encompasses a wide array of cases, each with its own set of unique challenges and considerations. From disputes over property valuation and exemption claims to representation in tax appeals and litigation, the field demands a deep understanding of both local regulations and state statutes. Our attorney, Michael Saegert, brings a wealth of experience and a strategic approach to every case.  

Whether you're a homeowner contesting a tax hike, a business seeking to optimize your property tax obligations, or a governmental entity in need of representation, we can tailor our approach to fit your specific needs.  

With a proven track record of discovering effective solutions where others stumble, our goal is to alleviate your tax burdens and achieve the most favorable outcomes for you. The following is an overview of the types of cases we handle: 

Property Tax Appraisal Appeals

Engaging in a property tax appeal involves contesting appraisal valuations that may have unfairly inflated your property tax assessments. By closely analyzing your property's assessed value, our lawyer can identify discrepancies and present compelling evidence to the appraisal review board. Our goal is to seek tax relief even after the general protest deadline has passed, ensuring you only pay what is fair and justified. 

Property Tax Appraisal Corrections

Appraisal correction is essential for rectifying errors that could drastically increase your property tax liability. Our property tax attorney knows how to identify and correct these mistakes, ranging from miscalculations to incorrect property classifications. By pursuing these corrections, we aim to secure substantial tax reductions, especially for properties that have been significantly over-appraised. 

Property Tax Appraisal Litigation 

When administrative remedies have been exhausted, appraisal litigation provides a judicial path to seek relief. Our property tax lawyer diligently pursues lawsuits on behalf of our clients, leveraging our extensive knowledge of property tax law to advocate for fair valuations. Judicial proceedings offer an additional layer of scrutiny and potential redress, critical for cases where administrative appeals fall short. 

Property Tax Hearing Dismissal 

Addressing hearing dismissals involves challenging the grounds on which protest or appraisal review board (ARB) hearings are dismissed. We guide our Texas clients through the administrative appeal process to seek reinstatement and resolution of your property tax issues. Our attorney's approach is thorough and strategic, ensuring that dismissals do not prevent you from obtaining the tax relief you deserve. 

Exemption Denial

Securing property tax exemptions can significantly reduce your tax burden on eligible properties. We assist clients in applying for these exemptions and appeal any denials or modifications affecting the current or preceding tax years. Our goal is to ensure your property benefits from every applicable exemption, alleviating unnecessary tax expenditures. 

Delinquent Property Tax Representation 

Delinquent property tax issues can lead to severe consequences, including foreclosure. Our lawyer serves as counsel in delinquent tax lawsuits, aiming to protect your real estate from foreclosure and recover any taxes paid by mistake. With our representation, you can address delinquency matters effectively, safeguarding your property and financial interests. 

Omitted Property

Dealing with omitted property involves contesting back taxes that have been levied due to the late addition of taxable property to the appraisal roll. We'll help you contest these back taxes, arguing for fair assessments and preventing punitive financial consequences. Our attorney's goal is to ensure that omissions do not result in any unfair tax liabilities. 

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Our Firm's Core Principles

Our property tax lawyer's personal and professional outlook has always been that where there's a problem, there's always a solution. You just need to find it.  

Experience has proven positive results can be derived by adhering to certain core principles: 

  • The most important duty an attorney has to a client is the attorney-client relationship. At its core, the client's interests are to be held above the interests of the attorney.  It is a standard of stringent loyalty and fairness with respect to a client.  The client shall be the primary focus throughout the representation. 

  • Accurate information and strong communication are required to make the best and most cost-effective decisions. A proactive approach, therefore, exists when it comes to communication. E-mail, phone, and text messaging are used extensively. Whether between a client or a third party, being prompt and responsive creates trust which is vital to resolving conflicts. 

  • Innovative technology is the new standard when it comes to quality legal representation. Keeping technologically current reduces costs, allows quicker turn-around of client matters, and leads to significantly better results. This includes using up-to-date computer systems, the latest peripherals, specialized legal and accounting software, a robust Document Management System (DMS), and a contact relationship management system (CRM). 

  • Knowledge results from experience. And while this is significant, the law is never static.  Keeping abreast of recent changes and developments involving property tax issues is just as important.  This includes being active in legal associations, undertaking professional courses, and continual networking with other professionals.   

Our firm—Michael Saegert, Attorney at Law—is located in Houston, Texas, and proudly serves Texas residents across the state, including the areas of Pasadena, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, and more. Contact us today to set up a free consultation and start resolving your property tax issues.  

Texas Property Tax Lawyer

Our service page outlines the comprehensive legal support provided by Michael Saegert, a seasoned Texas property tax attorney with over 25 years of experience. Having handled a wide range of property tax issues, Michael delivers expert representation in appraisal appeals, corrections, litigation, hearing dismissals, exemption denials, delinquent tax cases, and omitted property disputes. Based in Houston and serving clients statewide, Michael Saegert, Attorney at Law offers free consultations to ensure you receive the most effective and tailored property tax solutions.