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Rebecca Michele Speno

Tax Attorney at Baldwinsville, NY

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also known as Rebecca Michele Neri

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Tax
    Real Property Tax Litigation, Property Tax Exemptions

  2. Real estate
    Property Valuation, Condemnation/Eminent Domain, PILOT Agreements,

  3. State, local, and municipal law

I am a real property attorney who focuses my practice exclusivbely on real property exemption and valuation issues. For over a decade, I have represented individual and large corporate taxpayers, municipalities and school districts in real property tax assessment review proceedings before both administrative assessment review boards and in Supreme Court. My valuation experience and knowledge of the Real Property Tax Law is applied extensively in other practice areas including real estate tranfers, securing conservation easements, leasing, complex business transactions (including PILOTS, construction contracts, financing) andamong others. Rebecca also guides clients, professional associations, colleagues and professional associates through the complexities of state tax relief programs.

The types of properties I've worked with include: deed- and land use-restricted properties; residential subdivisions, developments, private residences (seasonal and year-round), housing projects, estates/mansions, apartment complexes and multi-family homes; private islands, lakes, gaming reserves, ski slopes, golf courses, ice skating rinks and lodges; community centers, temples, fraternity houses, churches, colleges and universities; reservoirs, mining operations and timber/forestry operations; commercial and retail businesses including breweries, malls, shopping plazas, big box stores, restaurants, fast food establishments, minimarts, grocery stores, office buildings, bowling alleys and car washes; industrial manufacturing facilities; printing press operations; storage warehouses and trucking terminals; special franchise properties; utility properties including co-generation and other power plant facilities (hydro, nuclear, wind, landfill-to-gas, farm-to-power), cell towers,  landfills, transmission and distribution pipelines and conduits, water treatment facilities and electric substations; nursing homes; docks, floats, and other associated structures; farms and agricultural land, lands under water (riparian rights) and vacant land.

I also lecture frequently on local, statewide and national stages to taxpayers, government employees, boards and assessors concerning a wide variety of property valuation and real property tax exemption issues. I'm a co-founder of the Women In Tax Assessment group for women valuation and assessment professionals - . 

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Law Firm of Rebecca M. Speno, Esq.
136 East Genesee Street
Suite 2
Baldwinsville, NY, 13027


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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Bond Schoeneck & King
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Gilberti Stinziano Heintz & Smith, PC
  • 2002 - 2008


  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Erie County Assessor's Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York State Assessor's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Central New York Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • 40 Under 40
  • CNY Business Journal
  • 2013
  • President’s Pro Bono Service Award - Honorable Mention
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Women in Business
  • Syracuse WISE
  • 2007
  • Empire State Counsel
  • New York State Bar Association
  • 2006
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  • N.Y. Real Estate J.
  • Managing Property Taxes: Seek the Assistance of a Qualified Attorney to Review Your Tax Assessment
  • 2007
  • ABA Journal
  • New Organ Donations
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • NYS Asspciation of Counties
  • County's Role in Assessment Administration
  • 2016
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Negotiating Property Tax Settlements
  • 2015
  • RPTL Section 420-a From Start to Finish
  • 2015

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Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Feb 02
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"I was a law school classmate of Rebecca's. She was hard working and well prepared during law school and that same motivation has carried over into her current practice. She works hard for her clients and is very knowledgable. She is an excellent lawyer. I strongly endorse Rebecca."
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Baldwinsville Tax Lawyer Rebecca Michele Speno
Rebecca Michele Speno
Tax Attorney
Baldwinsville, NY
Licensed for 20 years