Steven Kandelman has recently joined the real estate tax law firm of Rieff Schramm Kanter & Guttman LLC as partner.
For more than 19 years, Kandelman has been obtaining favorable property assessments, real estate tax reductions and refunds for his clients by challenging fair market valuations and securing real estate tax incentives.
He has represented commercial, industrial and residential property owners and managers in assessment appeals at the Cook County Assessor, the Cook County Board of Review, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and in the Circuit Court of Cook County. His experience includes challenging assessments with township assessors and the Boards of Review throughout Illinois as well.
Kandelman is a past Chairman of the Real Estate Tax Committee of the Chicago Bar Association and the Real Estate Tax Assessment Subcommittee. In addition, he is known to be a highly regarded speaker at the Continuing Legal Education seminars of the Chicago Bar Association on the subject on Real Estate Taxation.
Kandelman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) State and Local Taxation Committee and has authored articles for the ISBA Tax Trends Newsletter.