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Jay M. Herman, Senior Partner
Tax Certiorari and Eminent Domain

Jay M. Herman, Senior Partner

With more than 36 years of extensive trial experience, HKCC Senior Partner Jay M. Herman understands the intricacies of complex tax certiorari and condemnation issues. It is one of the reasons the firm has been in the forefront in innovative trial work. Jay's experience, and his practice, has encompassed virtually every property type. He has successfully handled and argued complex appeals affecting tax certiorari and condemnation valuation issues, attorney/expert fees, assessor depositions, discovery issues, and the legality and enforcement of settlements. He additionally has been involved in complicated equalization or "ratio" issues as well as equal protection and due process claims, and has successfully represented clients at hearings before the New York State Board of Real Property Services regarding equalization and "segment" rates.

Prior to forming HKCC, Jay worked as an assistant county attorney and a deputy county attorney in the Office of the County Attorney of Nassau County, Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Bureau. He also was an assistant corporation counsel for the Law Department of the City of New York in the Income and Excise and the Tax Certiorari Departments. Jay previously was a partner in several major Long Island law firms.

A member of the Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester County, and New York State Bar Associations, Jay serves on their Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law Committees. He is a member of the Long Island Builder's Institute (LIBI), the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG), and serves on the Board of Directors of Action Long Island (ALI) where he is a member of the ALI Steering Committee and chair of the ALI Small Business and Economic Development Task Force. He is an affiliate member of the Appraisal Institute, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Jay has served as chairman of the Nassau County Bar Association's Committee on Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law and as vice chairman of the Suffolk County Bar Association's Committee on Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Law. He frequently lectures on tax certiorari and condemnation issues to members of Bar and Assessor Associations as well as to business leaders, homeowners, and other property tax attorneys, consultants, and appraisers.

Jay is a member in "THE COUNSELORS OF REAL ESTATE," a preeminent, by invitation only, "organization established exclusively for real estate advisors who provide intelligent, unbiased and trusted advice for a client."

He earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Hofstra University in 1972 and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1976. Jay was admitted to practice in the State of New York in 1977 and is AV peer rated by Martindale Hubbell.

Contact Jay for all your tax certiorari, condemnation/eminent domain, or commercial real estate litigation issues.