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Stephen Matthew Nowak

Litigation Attorney at Westlake, OH

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also known as Steve Nowak, Stephen M. Nowak

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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Clients call me when they need help with a real estate tax valuation matter on real estate located in Ohio.

For any type of commercial real estate, property taxes can account for a significant percentage of the property owner's expenses. I can help a property owner determine if their real estate is fairly valued. If it's overvalued, I can guide a property owner through the county Board of Revision process (there are 88 counties in Ohio), the Board of Tax Appeals (there is one BTA, which is located in Columbus), and the appeals process (I've been part of 50 cases that have made their way to the Supreme Court of Ohio).

I've helped a large national retailer fight to get their day in court, when the local board of revision AND the board of tax appeals said they were barred from filing a tax complaint.

I've helped a developer obtain a fair valuation of a mixed-use project which included market-rate retail, market-rate apartments and designated affordable rent apartments obtain the benefit of Ohio's law regarding the valuation of low income housing.

I've helped numerous smaller, real estate investors improve the cash-flow of their rental properties.

Our office represents every type of property owner and we limit our practice to tax valuation matters.

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Steve Nowak Law, LLC
30628 Detroit Rd. #251
Westlake, OH, 44145

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-325 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


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Work Experience

  • Property Tax Attorney
  • Siegel Jennings Co., LPA
  • 2018 - Present
  • Property Tax Attorney
  • Steve Nowak Law, LLC
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Property Tax Attorney
  • Karen H, Bauernschmidt Co., LPA
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Gallagher Sharp
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis
  • 2004 - 2007
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  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Real Estate Tax Appeals
  • 2017

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Westlake Litigation Lawyer Stephen Matthew Nowak
Stephen Matthew Nowak
Litigation Attorney
Westlake, OH
Licensed for 19 years
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