Firm Welcomes New Real Estate Tax Partner

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Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Boyle has joined the firm as a partner in the Real Estate practice.  Mr. Boyle has concentrated his practice in the real estate tax field for the past 17 years, representing commercial, industrial, and residential property owners in challenging property tax assessments on both a local and a national level. Before joining the firm, Mr. Boyle was a partner in the Real Estate practice at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg in Chicago.

Mr. Boyle’s practice highlights include serving as Class Counsel in the case Khaldoun Fakhoury v. Maria Pappas, Cook County Treasurer and Ex Officio County Collector, which represents the first successful real estate tax related class action in the State of Illinois in 40 years. The judgment on behalf of more than 23,000 Cook County taxpayers was affirmed by the Appellate Court and Supreme Court of the State of Illinois, exceeded $14,000,000.  Mr. Boyle was also a trial attorney representing Chicago real estate owners in a landmark case relating to the legality of certain city property tax levies. The court entered a tax refund judgment in favor of the city property owners of approximately $50,000,000. The judgment is believed to be the largest property tax refund judgment in Illinois.

Mr. Boyle received his B.S. from John Carroll University and his J.D. degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Real Estate Investment Association. Mr. Boyle can be reached at 312 840-7042 or tboyle@burkelaw.com.

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