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Property Tax Services

Texas Property Tax Law: A Procedural Minefield
Property taxation is a highly specialized area of law governed by the comprehensive Texas Tax Code. The Code mandates a strict administrative process for these cases, including many deadlines, procedures and specialized rules not found in other areas of litigation. With over 30 years' collective experience in the area, HDK has a long track record of success in handling the entire spectrum of property tax legal issues.

Appraisal Disputes
The local government's appraisal of a business' real or personal property is the hinge-pin for the eventual assessment of taxes against the business. We work with business owners and their tax consultants to successfully challenge property overvaluations, exemption denials, and special-use denials across the state.


Delinquent Tax Disputes
The Texas Tax Code imposes draconian penalties on property owners who do not challenge their appraisals or pay their property taxes by certain deadlines. When a business is faced with a delinquent tax situation, we can evaluate the potential for relief and take the appropriate actions to best protect the property owner's interests.

Every year, millions of dollars worth of property in the State of Texas alone is lost through property tax foreclosure sales. As a result, banks, mortgage companies, and other lienholders are losing their secured interests in these properties. As counsel for these lienholders, we can fully protect their interests, up through and even after a foreclosure sale takes place.

Property Tax Lien Transfers
HD's attorneys were on the forefront of the development of the property tax lending industry in Texas. No other firm in the state has a greater understanding of the history of the business or the needs of tax lien transferees than HD. With our backgrounds representing both private business owners and public taxing units, we pride ourselves on understanding not only the finer points of the law but also the implications of those laws for our clients' business needs.





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