Michael A. Paff has extensive experience in real estate with a background as a partner at large New Jersey firms. He is now the founder of Paff Law Firm. Mr. Paff established the Firm in 2016 and concentrates his practice on property tax appeal litigation, abatements, and condemnation issues in both New Jersey and New York. He has considerable experience litigating tax appeal cases that involve overvaluation, added assessments, omitted assessments, farmland assessments, exemptions and Chapter 91 cases. Mr. Paff represents owners of commercial properties, ranging from condominiums and co-ops to, retail outlets, hotels, office buildings, medical offices, financial institutions, and automobile properties. He is seasoned at complex property litigation involving environmental issues, easements, and other factors that determine value— for industrial buildings, warehouses, refrigerated storage, and factories to name a few.
Mr. Paff is also highly skilled in representing property taxpayers in all aspects of New Jersey and New York State and local property tax matters. He has assisted many residential property owners in achieving residential property tax relief helping owners to reduce their assessed value for savings on current or future tax bills and, in many cases, to obtain refunds. Mr. Paff has handled matters before the New Jersey Tax Court, the Supreme Court of New York, the Superior Court of New Jersey, the Appellate Division and numerous County tax boards. Well respected for his knowledge, skill, and influence within the industry with a solid track record of successful client outcomes, Mr. Paff attributes his success to his commitment to providing the best representation for clients.
By providing sound counsel and unsurpassed responsiveness, Mr. Paff and his firm have built an impressive record of property tax reductions and have successfully forged long-term relationships. Prior to founding his firm, Mr. Paff served as a shareholder for Wilentz, Goldman & Spitezer, P.A. and Budd Larner and as an attorney for several other prominent law firms. Mr. Paff obtained a bachelor’s degree in sociology and business administration from Coker College and his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School. He is a proud member of the New Jersey Bar Association and the New York Bar Association and appears before all tax and appellate courts in New Jersey and multiple Supreme Courts in New York.