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November 2012

Long Island Business News Names Brad Cronin “Who’s Who In Commercial Real Estate 2012”

Brad Cronin is a partner at Cronin, Cronin and Harris PC in Mineola where he has practiced for more than 30 years exclusively in the area of property tax reduction law.


BradCroninWhosWhoLIBNCronin represents many of the largest developers, property owners and national corporations for their tax appeals in New York. He has successfully obtained court ordered tax relief for all types of commercial property including office complexes, malls, shopping centers, golf courses and marinas. Cronin has extensive trial experience having successfully litigated cases in counties throughout New York State.

As Long Island moves further away from Sandy’s initial impact, it important to remember that the properties that were struck the hardest continue to create ongoing problems for homeowners and business people throughout New York, Cronin said. ‘Many across the country were generous in their outpouring of support, financial and otherwise, in response to the initial damage caused by the storm,” he said. “However, the arduous process of recovery has only just begun.”

In regards to property taxes, those who are best equipped to show the assessor’s office the damage they incurred from Hurricane Sandy are property owners with detailed photographs and documentation of their property’s condition prior to the storm, Cronin noted.

“This allows them to display a before and after depiction of the property’s condition in the clearest manner,” he said. “Accordingly, to be prepared should any similar event occur in the future, property owners should thoroughly document the condition of their property,” Cronin said. “This will assist them in providing their local assessor with evidence of the changes caused by such catastrophic events and have their assessments reduced to the proper amount.”

Cronin has also worked to protect the rights of commercial property owners in Albany through appropriate legislation. 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. Cronin is co-president of the Long Island Real Estate Group as well as a member of the Institute of Property Taxation, New York State Association, The Real Estate Tax Review Bar and the Planning Board of the Village of Plandome.

Cronin has lectured and participated in panels involving issues that pertain to property taxes as well as been featured in numerous publications as an expert in his ?eld, including the New York Times and the New York State Law Journal. He is also featured quarterly in the NY Real Estate Journal “Ask the Expert” section for Tax Certiorari.

Cronin has devoted his time to various organizations including the Nature Conservancy, Make a Wish Foundation, as well as supporting Hofstra University and organizations dealing with autism.

Cronin earned a juris doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Founded in 1973, Cronin, Cronin and Harris PC has grown into one of the largest ?rms in the tax certiorari ?eld, specializing in protesting real property tax assessments for the reduction of real estate taxes for commercial properties and condemnation proceedings throughout New York State. The ?rm represents major developers, local and national property owners, as well as national and regional tenants.

For 35 years, the ?rm has developed longstanding relationships with a diverse client base in order to assist property owners in obtaining a fair tax burden for their commercial property. Over this time, the ?rm has successfully obtained property tax reductions on virtually all types of commercial property, as well as setting landmark legal precedent in the ?eld.

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