We filed our case knowing that patience and perseverance were prerequisites for success.

In July 2017, Hangley Aronchick prevailed on behalf of clients Morgan Properties Abrams Run Owner LP and KBF Associates LP before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a heavily watched tax challenge under the Uniformity Clause of the Pennsylvania Constitution. The case, Valley Forge Towers Apartments N. LP et al v. Upper Merion Area School District et al., was the first of its kind before the Court. Hangley Aronchick Shareholders John Summers and Matthew Hamermesh and Associate Jon Cochran represented the commercial property owners in this matter, which focused on the Upper Merion Area School District’s practice of appealing the assessments of large commercial properties, such as apartment buildings, but not appealing the assessments of other types of property, such as single family homes that are under-assessed.

Summers, Hamermesh, and Cochran have written an article on the case, sharing insights and lessons learned to help other practitioners. The article was originally published on Law360.com on September 20, 2017. To learn more about the case, please click here.

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