Chicago Property Tax, Real Estate, Trial and Appellate Attorneys

Thomas M. Tully & Associates, a boutique Chicago law firm, represents clients in property tax, real estate, and litigation matters. Founded over thirty-five years ago by Thomas M. Tully, then entering private practice after having served as the elected Assessor of Cook County, our firm and its attorneys have an impressive record of success consistent with the breadth and depth of our experience. Our four attorneys have over one hundred years of combined experience in real estate, property tax, and trial and appellate matters.

Our property tax lawyers have unmatched experience with assessment appeals before the Cook County Assessor; other local Assessors; Boards of Review; The Property Tax Appeal Board of the State of Illinois; and in the Circuit Courts. Our property tax related services include litigating property tax exemption matters, defending undervaluation complaints, and obtaining Certificates of Error and refunds in illegal tax rate cases. We also provide advice and consultation in regard to tax increment financing projects, obtaining incentive classification, including Class L, for historically significant properties, and in developing real estate tax liability budgets.

Our trial and appellate practice features an aggressive, creative, and cost-effective approach to litigation over a wide array of complex matters in both state and federal courts. Our real estate expertise includes representation of lenders in commercial foreclosure and other distressed property cases.

The firm’s representative clients include individuals, Fortune 500 corporations, banks, and privately-held companies. Representative properties include commercial high-rises, industrial warehouses, hotels, sports arenas, shopping centers, golf courses, utility substations, airport facilities, hospitals, mixed-use developments, apartment buildings, condominiums, and residential properties.