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Pearlman & Miranda’s civil litigation practice includes representing large and small businesses and individuals with respect to civil and commercial litigation prosecution and defense. The firm’s attorneys engage in sophisticated legal analysis, strategy, and issue identification as part of its core function for effective litigation. Our attorneys have experience handling both trial level and appellate litigation, including tax appeals.
At the trial level, Patricia A. Celano, Grace Chun, Adam L. Peterson and Nicole E. Charpentier are experienced in handling civil litigation matters in state and federal court, including discovery, depositions, hearings, motions practice, and preparation leading up to trial. With the clients’ best interests in mind, the firm attorneys always counsel clients after carefully weighing the risks, rewards, and expenses of litigation with all clients. In addition, the attorneys attempt to resolve cases as early in the litigation process as possible and have successfully negotiated numerous cases to settlement. However, when trial cannot be avoided, our attorneys are professional, knowledgeable, and aggressive, and are adept in seeking and obtaining legal and equitable relief.
As part of its appellate practice, Stephen B. Pearlman, Patricia A. Celano, Grace, Chun, Adam L. Peterson and Nicole E. Charpentier have collective experience with a wide variety of appellate matters including, but not limited to, emergent applications, appeals from final judgments, direct appeals from state agency decisions, and various appellate motions. The firm’s attorneys are skilled at assessing issues on appeal, while maintaining focus on what is important to a panel of appellate judges deciding the case. Our attorneys adeptly counsel clients through the appellate process, including strategizing to ensure that the case is best positioned for appellate success.
Michael J. Caccavelli specializes in property tax appeals, working with our clients to achieve the greatest assessment reduction possible, tailored to the client’s particular concerns, goals and timing. Our firm stays engaged with our clients, not only through the tax appeal process, but help our clients review and analyze their property tax exposure annually to develop the strategy best-suited to manage and minimize the client's real estate tax burden.
Over the years, Michael J. Caccavelli has litigated real estate tax appeals concerning nearly every conceivable type of property, including, but not limited to, apartments, condominiums, office buildings, warehouse and distribution properties, regional and super-regional malls, retail strip and power centers, research and development facilities, hospitals, nursing and assisted care facilities, hotels, casinos, oil and gas industry properties, power generation facilities, and manufacturing plants. Michael J. Caccavelli has vast experience litigating real estate tax appeals for local investors and developers, major fortune 500 corporations, private equity firms, institutional investors, and real estate investment trusts. Michael J. Caccavelli has also served as special tax counsel to municipalities, garnering an understanding and appreciation of the municipality’s concerns and perspective. Michael J. Caccavelli has been able to utilize his municipal experience to assist private clients to successfully navigate the sometimes delicate balance of a real estate tax appeal and potential impacts to the private client’s business operations.