Bert Tuchman, who has now retired, had been practicing law since 1951 and is widely regarded by peers and colleagues as the Dean of the real estate tax certiorari bar. His knowledge and memory of the development of the applicability of the New York State Real Property Tax Law and the New York City Administrative Code as it relates to New York City real estate tax matters is unmatched by any attorney in the field.
A former two-term president and current director of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association, Mr. Tuchman has also served on the New York State Bar Association, Real Estate Taxation and Condemnation Committee.
Through the years, he has proposed and drafted legislation affecting the field of real estate tax certiorari. He has coordinated programs for the New York City Bar Association on tax review matters under new laws.
Mr. Tuchman has lectured extensively on real estate tax matters and has edited the chapter on tax assessment review in New York City in the Real Property volume published by Bancroft-Whitney. He is frequently consulted by real estate tax professionals on practice and procedure before the New York City Tax Commission where he is often found successfully appearing on behalf of his clients.
Mr. Tuchman has tried cases in the New York Supreme Court and has argued appeals in the Appellate Division in addition to successfully advocating on behalf of his clients in arbitration proceedings. He also served in the armed forces as an intelligence officer.
A New York City native, he graduated from City College and received a law degree from New York Law School.
- New York, 1951
- J.D., New York Law School
- B.A., City University of New York, City College
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association