- Ad Valorem tax consulting and representation of property owners before the Local Property Appraiser, Administrative Appeals Board and Circuit Court
- Historic Preservation tax consulting and representation of taxpayers before the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service seeking Federal, State and Local tax credits and abatements for the rehabilitation of historic buildings
- Enterprise Zone Program consulting and representation of companies before the various agencies seeking Federal, State and Local tax credits and abatements for the creation of jobs and other economic activity in designated geographical areas
- Commercial real estate brokerage and lease negotiations on behalf of landlords and tenants
Mr. Appel began his real estate career at CB Richard Ellis, Inc., NY, NY where he handled major commercial real estate transactions from 1984-1991. During that time, he obtained his J.D. providing an opportunity to enter the legal profession. Before starting his own ad valorem tax consulting firm in Florida in 1994, Mr. Appel gained valuable experience at the Law Firm of Buchanan Ingersoll, P. C., Aventura, FL, Deloitte & Touche, NY, NY and Real Estate Tax Services, Inc., one of the largest independent property tax consulting firms. He also obtained his LL.M. in Taxation. In 1996, Mr. Appel formed Bates-Appel, Inc., to better serve a broad range of issues relating to property tax assessments including historic preservation tax incentives both locally and nationally. He continues his practice in Miami presently as the sole principal with a group of professionals to manage every area of property tax consulting, Property Tax Adjusters, Inc.
Real property valuations (major properties); historic preservation tax incentives; enterprise zone tax abatements.
University of Miami Law School – LL.M. – Taxation Fordham University School of Law – J.D.(Evening Division) Carnegie Mellon University – B.S. (History and Managerial Economics) Continuing education related to law and real estate licenses Volunteer lecturer at seminars on historic preservation