About Us

We care about your property – and your property taxes – as much as you do.

At the Law Offices of Gary H. Smith, a division of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit, each case is given individual focus. Factors that affect one appeal may be completely different than an appeal for a similar-looking property.

In a typical year, our office handles more than 2,000 property tax appeals from business owners, commercial property managers, industrial property owners, condominium associations, apartment building owners and owners of single-family homes in Chicago, Cook County and the Chicagoland area.

Based in the Chicago Loop, attorneys Gary H. Smith and Anthony Lewis have extensive experience representing all types of property taxpayers in Cook County in their property tax appeals. Our firm is proud to provide the same competent representation to the smaller and mid-sized properties as was long provided the largest properties.

Our Property Tax Appeal Attorneys

Click on one of our attorneys to learn more about how they will help you obtain a property tax assessment reduction.

Gary H. Smith

Gary H. Smith is a Chicago and Cook County real estate lawyer. He’s been a long-time champion for the accuracy, transparency and fairness in the property tax assessment process.

Anthony Lewis

Anthony Lewis is a Chicago and Cook County real estate lawyer. He concentrates in representing clients in property tax matters for all types of residential, commercial and industrial properties.

Cook County Property Tax Appeal Attorneys

Our law firm routinely receives substantial assessment reductions for our clients from every appeal forum. We carefully review all cases, and files to all forums appropriate for the particular property. While the payment of taxes may be inevitable, our attorneys believe each taxpayer should only pay his or her fair share.

The firm handles most commercial, industrial, apartments, and residential assessment matters on a contingent fee basis. This means that there will be no fee unless we successfully obtain an assessment reduction.