Eric S. Kassoff specializes in real estate tax litigation, and has close to 30 years of industry experience in all facets of commercial real estate. He regularly appears before such tribunals as the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, the Maryland Property Tax Assessment Appeals Boards, the Maryland Tax Court, and the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Planning Boards and Boards of Appeal, and has substantial litigation experience before the Montgomery County and Prince George’s County Circuit Courts and the District of Columbia Superior Court.
As Maryland Department Chairman, Eric has had the opportunity to try several cases of first impression, many of which have established landmark law. Since 1987, he has represented thousands of tax cases, navigating them through the complicated triennial appeal process resulting in the creation of billions of dollars in value for his clients’ real estate holdings.
Eric, a native Washingtonian, currently serves as Legal Counsel to the Suburban Maryland/DC Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (“NAIOP”) and is a founding member of the chapter. He is a past chairman of the State and Local Legislative Subcommittee for National NAIOP and has served on NAIOP’s National Board of Directors. Eric also currently serves on the Montgomery County Executive’s Office Market Working Group and has served as a member of the Montgomery County Office of Economic Development’s Subcommittee on Infrastructure Finance. He is an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Masters in Professional Studies Real Estate Program and a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association. Eric has served as the General Counsel and as a Member on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Center and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.