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June 2021

LIBN Names Brad Cronin “Who’s Who” of Tax Certiorari & Real Property Law

Brad Cronin is the founding partner at Cronin & Cronin Law Firm in Mineola. Cronin & Cronin Law Firm practices exclusively in the area of tax certiorari, protesting the real property tax assessment and condemnation for commercial properties throughout New York State. Cronin focuses his skills on representing property owners in Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester counties, as well as New York City and upstate New York.

For more than 35 years, Cronin has developed longstanding relationships with a diverse client base to assist property owners in obtaining reductions for their real estate taxes for their commercial property. He has extensive experience representing prominent developers, national tenants, and many of the largest properties in New York State. In addition, he has earned the highest rating awarded by Martindale Hubbell in both competency and ethics in his field.

Cronin represents a cross section of many of the largest developers, property owners and national corporations, REITs and retail chains, successfully obtaining court ordered tax relief for all types of commercial property including race tracks, apartment buildings, office complexes, malls, shopping centers, golf courses and marinas. Cronin has extensive trial experience having successfully litigated and resolved high profile cases in counties throughout New York State and established a number of landmark decisions in the field.

The role of a tax certiorari attorney is to maximize the reduction in a property’s real estate taxes by diligently scrutinizing and then advocating on behalf of the property owner, Cronin said.

“This requires an understanding of the property’s operations, as well as knowing the intricate details and challenges specific to each property,” he said. “This year, the impact of COVID, rent deferrals, vacancies, increased expenses, current market conditions all must be taken into consideraiton for the property tax case.”

“Simply supplying data will not result in the desired results unless it is adequately present to the assessing authority,” Cronin said. “It is critical that the taxes are adjusted if their operations declined due to COVID. All this requires is a detailed analysis and meaningful communication with the client in order to have the taxes be substantially reduced.”

Cronin has been an invited speaker and participant on various panels involving different subjects affecting tax certiorari and valuation of property such as condominiums, environmental contamination, and reviewing changes in the tax certiorari field. As a member of the Nassau and Suffolk Condemnation and Tax Certiorari committees, he has worked to implement changes to facilitate the timely resolution of commercial tax protests. He has lectured and participated in panels involving issues that pertain to property taxes as well as been featured in numerous publications. he is also featured quarterly in the New York Real Estate Journal’s “Ask the Expert” column regarding real property issues.

Cronin has also contributed to the real estate community by currently serving on the LIREG Board, and as past co-president of the Long Island Real Estate Group. He is also co-founder of the Northwell Hospital Department of Medicine Leadership Circle Committee and serves on the Village of Plandome Planning Board.

Cronin is a graduate of Le Moyne College and earned a juris doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law.