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Thomas S. Dolan, Esq., Partner, has focused his career on Commercial Litigation and Property Tax. With over 15 years of legal experience, Tom has built a stellar reputation based on his experience in handling complex legal matters for corporate clients and successfully represented clients in property tax appeals and high-stakes commercial litigation in both federal and state courts.

Tom's legal acumen is highlighted by his ability to manage intricate cases involving complex commercial disputes, large-scale discovery, motions, depositions, trials, and arbitration. Notable achievements in his varied career include defending municipalities in arbitration disputes with real estate developers, representing developers in significant land use and prerogative writ actions, defending companies in breach of contract and franchise litigation, securing tax exemptions for non-profit organizations, and obtaining long term property tax exemptions and abatements for developers. His deep understanding of property taxation issues and commercial litigation has made him a sought-after property tax advisor and litigator.

His academic credentials include a Juris Doctor from Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, where he was an Articles Editor for the Rutgers Law Journal, and a Bachelor of Art, in History with honors from Rutgers University, where here he received highest award for his thesis on the history and development of the Gateway Center in Newark. He was also selected as the prestigious Alan V. Lowenstein Fellow for Essex-Newark Legal Services representing low-income tenants in eviction and termination of federal public assistance matters. Tom is admitted to practice in both New Jersey and New York.

In addition to his impressive legal practice, Tom is a respected speaker on property tax matters, having presented at numerous conferences and seminars. His contributions to the legal field are further evidenced by three (3) published decisions in landmark cases, including one authored by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Tom’s strategic approach, dedication to his clients, and experience make him a distinguished addition to Genova Burns LLC.

Matters

Published Decisions:

Advance Housing, Inc. v. Township of Teaneck, 215 N.J. 549 (N.J. 2013)

Successfully represented national and local mental health organizations as amici curiae before the New Jersey Supreme Court to preserve property tax exemptions for supportive housing.

AccuZIP, Inc. v. Director, New Jersey Division of Taxation, 25 N.J. Tax 158 (Tax 2009)

Successfully represented out of state software company in appeal of New Jersey Corporate Business Tax deficiency assessment by the Division of Taxation.

Stoddard v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 24 N.J. Tax 187 (Tax 2008)

Successfully represented university in an action challenging the property tax exemption of university student family housing.

Specialization

Corporate & Business Entity Governance, Ethics & Compliance

Industry

Professional Services

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Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Published Decisions:

Advance Housing, Inc. v. Township of Teaneck, 215 N.J. 549 (N.J. 2013)

Successfully represented national and local mental health organizations as amici curiae before the New Jersey Supreme Court to preserve property tax exemptions for supportive housing.

AccuZIP, Inc. v. Director, New Jersey Division of Taxation, 25 N.J. Tax 158 (Tax 2009)

Successfully represented out of state software company in appeal of New Jersey Corporate Business Tax deficiency assessment by the Division of Taxation.

Stoddard v. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 24 N.J. Tax 187 (Tax 2008)

Successfully represented university in an action challenging the property tax exemption of university student family housing.