Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario

Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario has been engaged in the specialized practice of state and local tax litigation in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and through out the country since 1975.  We concentrate our practice in the area of ad valorem Tax Appeals with an emphasis on complex commercial and industrial valuation litigation, as well as residential.

Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario holds the highest legal designation awarded by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and is listed in the Registry of Preeminent Lawyers in the United States.  This designation is awarded to fewer than 5% of attorneys nationwide. 

Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario is also a member of the prestigious American Property Tax Counsel.  The APTC is the only organization of law firms providing major portfolio owners with a single source for all their property tax reporting and tax reduction needs.  Today, APTC covers the United States and Canada, serving clients in every category of real estate from apartments to shopping centers.

Our Senior Partner, John E. Garippa, Esq. has been President of the American Property Tax Counsel for more than 11 years. 

Additionally, Garippa Lotz & Giannuario has been named as a "Go to Law Firm" for litigation by the publishers of American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazine.

This designation was based on a survey of General Counsel of the top 500 companies throughout the United States in which they analyzed key data bases to select these firms. 

We are especially pleased with this honor since only 700 of the larger firms in the country also received this designation.


Garippa, Lotz & Giannuario is pleased to announce that partner Philip J. Giannuario has been published in the July/August issue of Real Estate Forum.

The article focuses on the proper methods to account for environmental contamination and its impact on value.

Read the article. Is Your Brownfield Being Fairly Assessed?

John E. Garippa , Esq. and Brian Fowler, Esq. published in September 2013 issue of RE Business Online and the October issue of Northeast RE Business.

Garippa, Lotz and Giannuario is pleased to announce that senior partner John Garippa and Brian Fowler have just been published is in the September 19th issue of RE Business Online. The article focuses on the comprehensive reassessment of all real estate in the City of Philadelphia. The authors discuss the issues created when only the Sales Comparison Approach to valuation is used to establish assessments.

Read the article - 

Philadelphia’s Move to Reassess Property Using Sales Approach is Troubling


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John E. Garippa, Esq. and Brian Fowler , Esq.  Published 

John E. Garippa , Esq. and Brian Fowler, Esq.  were  published in the October 2012 edition of National Real Estate Investors. The article focuses on the growing trend of Pennsylvania school districts using the services of a consultant on a contingency basis to identify and file appeals to increase the assessments of large commercial taxpayers. The authors explore the legal and ethical issues surrounding this modern day bounty hunting on commercial property.

Read the article here