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A serene autumn setting captures the essence of home value, central to understanding and challenging your property tax assessment.

Brenden Kelley Law:
Ohio’s Assertive Property Tax Reduction Lawyer

Achieving Fair Property Assessments for Every Ohioan

Big Law Firm Quality
Without the Big Law Firm Fees

 The Impact of Property Taxes

Property taxes are a significant financial consideration for both residential and commercial property owners across Ohio. At Brenden Kelley Law, we are committed to addressing and reducing the property tax burdens in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Summit County, Geauga County and across Ohio. Understanding that these taxes fund essential local services, we strive to ensure that each property owner pays only what is fair and justified by the actual value of their property.

Excessive property taxes can strain your finances unnecessarily, particularly if your property’s assessed value is not in line with its current market value. Our firm is dedicated to providing strategic advice and robust representation to challenge and appeal unfair tax assessments to achieve property tax reductions. By reviewing assessment procedures and valuations, we work to protect your financial interests by ensuring that you only pay what is truly due based on accurate and fair property valuations.

Expertise in Property Tax Challenges

Leveraging years of experience in property tax law, Brenden Kelley, coupled with the unique insights of Lynn Arko Kelley—who served on the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision for over a decade—offers clients an outstanding advantage. Our firm combines thorough understanding of the law with practical procedural knowledge, enabling us to navigate and resolve complex property tax disputes and achieve property tax reductions effectively.

This depth of knowledge is especially beneficial in understanding the subtle intricacies of the property tax reduction process. With Lynn’s insider perspective on how decisions are made at the Board of Revision, coupled with Brenden’s aggressive advocacy and legal acumen, our firm provides a comprehensive advantage to our clients.

Challenging Your Property Value

If you suspect that your property is overvalued, acting swiftly is crucial as property tax assessments are subject to strict appeal deadlines. Our process includes:

  • Initial Review and Consultation: We start by assessing the details of your current tax assessment and comparing them with recent data from similar properties.
  • Filing a Formal Complaint: The challenge process begins with filing a formal complaint with the County Board of Revision. We handle all the necessary paperwork and submissions within the required timeframe.
  • Evidence Collection and Presentation: We compile a comprehensive evidence packet, including sales data, independent appraisals, and expert witness testimonies to support your case.
  • Advocacy at Hearings: Whether it’s informal negotiations with the county auditor or formal hearings at the Board of Revision, we represent your interests passionately and persuasively to achieve property tax reductions.

If the initial ruling does not favor your case, we are prepared to take your appeal to the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals, ensuring that every legal avenue is explored.

How to Reduce My Property Taxes

Effective strategies to reduce your property taxes involve several legal and procedural steps. Here’s how we can help:

  • Assessment Corrections: We scrutinize assessment records for errors and advocate for corrections that reflect the true value of your property.
  • Homestead Exemptions: For eligible property owners, such as seniors or those with disabilities, we facilitate the application for homestead exemptions which can significantly reduce tax liabilities.
  • Renegotiation of Property Assessments: We negotiate directly with tax assessors to seek reductions based on evidentiary support.
  • Litigation: If necessary, we will litigate to contest unjust assessments, using our full legal capabilities to argue your case in front of tax tribunals.

Why You Need a Lawyer to Reduce Your Property Taxes

Handling property tax issues on your own can be overwhelming due to the complex legal and regulatory landscape. Here’s why having a lawyer is advantageous:

  • Professional Assessment and Representation: A lawyer brings professional rigor to the assessment and appeal process, ensuring that your case is presented with strong factual and legal support.
  • Complex Negotiations Handled: Lawyers are skilled in negotiation and are familiar with the tactics and strategies that can be effective with tax assessors and in tribunal hearings.
  • Avoidance of Costly Mistakes: Without detailed legal knowledge, property owners can make mistakes that jeopardize their chances of success in tax reduction efforts. Lawyers ensure that your filings are accurate, timely, and strategically sound.

The Brenden Kelley Difference

Brenden Kelley Law, Cleveland Ethics LawyerWhen it comes to property valuation disputes, it often feels like homeowners are pitted against Goliath.

The process can seem designed for homeowners to lose, but I’m here to level the playing field.

It’s a system that can leave you feeling like you’re not getting a fair shake. However, with my understanding of these laws, procedures, and the ‘secret sauce’—coupled with the invaluable insights from my mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, who served on the Cuyahoga County Board of Revision for over a decade—we are uniquely equipped to navigate these murky waters.

Achieving property tax reductions is akin to a chess game. But it’s a game of deadlines and paperwork. With seasoned and experience lawyers like my mother and myself, we can strategically lead the way, ensuring that the system works in your favor and effectively ‘proving your innocence.’

With us, you are not just challenging an assessment; you are leveraging a profound synergy of expertise that assures the best possible property tax reduction. Our proactive and client-centered approach means that we are continually striving for the most favorable results, advocating for your rights with every legal tool at our disposal.

Reach out today for a complimentary consultation with Brenden Kelley Law, where safeguarding your financial interests isn’t just our job—it’s our commitment to you. Let us help keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket.


Why Choose Brenden Kelley Law to be your Legal Representative for Property Tax Reduction?

  • Unmatched Legal Expertise and Insight: Brenden Kelley and Lynn Arko Kelley combine deep legal expertise with insider procedural knowledge, offering a robust representation that is hard to find elsewhere. Their comprehensive understanding of property tax laws and board of revision processes ensures that every angle of your case is covered effectively.
  • Extensive Experience in Property Tax Appeals: Over the years, Brenden Kelley Law has handled numerous property tax reduction appeals, consistently achieving reductions and favorable outcomes for our clients. This track record is supported by a detailed knowledge of local valuation methods, assessment errors, and exemption qualifications that can significantly impact the outcome of tax disputes.
  • Personalized and Attentive Service: We understand that each property and owner’s situation is unique. Our firm prides itself on offering personalized legal services that cater to the specific needs of each client. We take the time to understand your property details, your financial situation, and your personal concerns, which allows us to tailor our approach specifically to your case.
  • Family Legacy and Professional Dedication: The collaboration between Brenden Kelley and his mother, Lynn Arko Kelley, who has over a decade of experience on the Board of Revision, provides our clients with a unique blend of passionate advocacy fortified by seasoned insight. This family legacy of dedication to justice in property tax law means that our clients receive compassionate and focused attention to their cases.
  • Advocacy at Every Step: From the initial assessment review to hearings and potential appeals, Brenden Kelley Law stands by your side. We provide vigorous advocacy at every stage, ensuring that your arguments are heard and given the serious consideration they deserve. Our proactive stance in negotiations and hearings aims to achieve a reduction in your tax obligations effectively.
  • Resourceful and Resilient Legal Representation: We leverage a wide array of resources including expert witnesses, appraisers, and other specialists to build the strongest possible case for your property tax reduction appeal. Our resilience in pursuing every legal avenue available ensures that we don’t just meet but exceed client expectations.
  • No-Risk Assessment: Understanding the financial pressures of high property taxes, we offer a no-risk initial assessment of your case. This means we evaluate your situation and provide a candid outlook on the potential benefits of an appeal without any obligation on your part to proceed.

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Our team is available 24/7 to discuss your legal needs and how we can assist. Schedule your free consultation today and discover how we can work together to achieve your goals.

Brenden Kelley Law

  • Cleveland: 815 Superior Ave • Suite 1815 • Cleveland, Ohio 44114
  • Columbus: 21 E State Street • Suite 200 • Columbus, Ohio 43215
  • Cincinnati: 201 E. Fifth Street • Suite 1900-1325 • Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • Pittsburgh: 322 North Shore Drive • Building 1B, Suite 200 • Pittsburgh, PA 15212

M-F: 9am-6pm, Sat: 10am-3pm, Sun: Closed. By Appointment Only.

Why Choose Brenden Kelley Law?

Experience: Brenden Kelley Law brings a wealth of experience across all legal services, with years of practice handling a variety of complex cases. This broad expertise informs our effective and sophisticated strategies tailored to meet the specific legal needs of Ohio and Pennsylvania residents.

Selective Clientele: We take a selective approach to client management, ensuring personalized and detailed legal service by working with a limited number of clients at a time. This allows us to deeply understand and effectively manage your unique legal needs.

Proven Results: Our firm is known for its strong track record of success, consistently achieving clients' legal goals across Ohio and Pennsylvania. This history highlights our expertise and commitment to excellence.

Client-Centric Service: Your needs and goals are our priority. We provide tailored advice, regular updates, and accessible communication to ensure your satisfaction and success throughout the legal process.

Local Expertise: Our deep understanding of Ohio's and Pennsylvania's legal environment is essential for providing effective legal solutions that are compliant with state-specific regulations.

Transparent Pricing: Transparency is a cornerstone of our practice. We offer a clear fee structure to ensure that you understand all costs upfront, eliminating surprises and building trust.

Brenden Kelley Law

Big Law Firm Quality without the Big Law Firm Fees.


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