Charles E. Blau, Esq. IFAC has been involved in real estate valuation litigation... more
Charles E. Blau, Esq. IFAC has been involved in real estate valuation litigation since 1981, mostly in Real Estate Tax Appeals and condemnation. Besides being an attorney, Mr. Blau is a licensed real estate appraiser and was a past national President of the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) in Chicago, Illinois where he obtained his counselor’s designation. He has also ... view profile
I ama partner of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook Cooper, P.C.I... more
I ama partner of the firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook Cooper, P.C.I havedevoted most ofmy thirty years with the firm attending to the legal requirements of privately held businesses.I have developed several areas of emphasis including federal and state estate and gift taxation, ERISA and employee benefits law. I serve as general counsel for the firm to the Mechanical Contractors Assoc... view profile
Tax attorneys understand the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities. Many tax laws are written by lawyers for lawyers, and as such are very difficult to understand. There are also many different types of taxes and tax laws–for example, income taxes, corporate and business taxes, death taxes, property taxes, estate and gift taxes, sales taxes, and international taxes. Sometimes taxes are based on an inflated or incorrect value the government has placed on an entity or activity. Tax attorneys will help you challenge the value or the tax itself, and help you reduce your taxes through careful planning.