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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's Award||New England Law Boston||1977|
|Graduated with Cum Laude honors||New England Law Boston||1977|
|Principal||Robert J. Gaines, Attorney At Law||1990 - Present|
|Principal||Ridgefield Associates||1985 - 1990|
|Assistant Attorney General||Mass. Attorney General's Office||1980 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Boston Bar Association Property Tax Group||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Property tax appeals||Property tax abatement for client|
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|New England Law Boston Law Review||Proposed Masschusetts Nutritional Labeling Regulations: Confronting the Question of Federal Preemption.||1977|
|New England Law Boston||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|George Washington University||American Studies||BA||1973|
|New England Real Estate Expo||Property Taxes & Affordable housing||2010|
Posted by David
Bob knows his field very well. He has handled multiple real estate tax appeals for me in three different cities over the last several years. In all but one case, each appeal was settled satisfactorily without going to the appellate tax board. We won the one that did go to the appellate tax board! He is reasonable and represented my organization with the cities in an evenhanded manner. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Chuck
I have utilized Bob's services since at least 2003. He has effectively reduced my RE Tax Bills at a myriad of types of properties in a number of Cities/Towns in MA. I am about to make a potential purchase of Residential Rental RE for which I know the RE Taxes are too low due to the property having only recently been completed. Bob has assisted me and my office in understanding the likely scenarios. I have had situation where Bob may not have had any experience with the Assessor's office in a particular town and he has welcomed the opportunity to lower (and succeeded in doing so) my RE Tax Expense. A couple of years back, I purchased a piece of cleared but generally undeveloped land. Bob detected that the undeveloped land was actually made up of two parcels. So he worked with us to split the land into two parcels and thus lowered the RE Tax Bill(s) for the undeveloped parcel(s). Beyond his experience and expertise, Bob is fun to work with.
Posted by Richard
Atty Gaines KNOWS his business. I have used him for a number of years specifically to analyze the taxes on various commercial properties, and to file for Abatements when appropriate. He is the best I've seen at this work. I wouldn't consider using anyonelse.