Real Estate
Real Property Tax Foreclosure

Phillips Lytle has a long history of providing successful legal services to municipalities and investors with respect to the enforcement of delinquent real property tax liens. Municipalities that have benefited from our services range from upstate counties to the City of New York.

Over the years, we have successfully prosecuted thousands of in rem and tax lien foreclosure actions in all counties of the State of New York, as well as each of the boroughs of New York City. We believe our experience in these matters is unique within the State of New York.

When New York adopted the Uniform Delinquent Tax Enforcement Act in 1995, we designed an in rem enforcement program that relieved municipalities of the burdens and costs of the enhanced enforcement requirements. This program has been tremendously successful and has allowed our municipal clients to achieve exemplary performance results while devoting vital resources to other needs. Our extensive experience managing the in rem and tax lien enforcement processes for multiple municipalities provides us with the ability to understand and identify the issues and procedures unique to tax lien enforcement, and allows our clients to benefit from our proven approaches and solutions.

For many years, the firm has represented investors in the purchase, servicing, enforcement and sale of New York tax liens, and our level of experience and expertise in such matters is unmatched in New York State.

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