Daniel A. Weiss, Attorney at Law

Miami Property Tax Attorney Blog

Why I Endorse Senator Gwen Margolis for Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser

State Senator Gwen Margolis has announced that she will run for Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser in 2008. Election day is November 4.
Historically, Miami-Dade County is the only one of Florida’s 67 counties to have an appointed, rather than elected, Property Appraiser. Indeed, under the Dade County Charter, both Property Appraiser and Tax Collector are technically [...]

Miami-Dade County to Have Its First Elected Property Appraiser

Historically, Miami-Dade County is the only one of Florida’s 67 counties to have an appointed, rather than elected, Property Appraiser. Indeed, under the Dade County Charter, both Property Appraiser and Tax Collector are technically department heads appointed by the County Manager. This is something of an anomaly, considering that both positions are constitutional officers under [...]

Celebrity Property Tax Assessment: Clyde McPhatter

Doing property tax appeals is so much fun. You never know what’ll come across your desk. Yesterday I was looking at comparable sales identified by the County Property Appraiser and researched by my assistant Tiffany. The property in question was a purchase by none other than Clyde McPhatter, Jr.
If you’re as young as Tiffany, this [...]

Celebrity Property Tax Assessment: Ron Seikaly

Looking for a house with high ceilings? I’ll bet this one has ‘em. Why would I bet? Its recent purchaser is Ron Seikaly. Ron is 6 feet 11 inches tall and was the first-ever draft pick of the NBA Miami Heat.
Ron was a great center for the Heat and still loves Miami. I saw him [...]

Property Tax Appeal Results: The Bottom Line

One of my favorite marketing slogans is the one created by my good friend Mark E. Fried. Mark Fried has been an immigration attorney on Brickell Avenue in Miami for more than 27 years. To emphasize Mark’s sensitivity to the human interest aspect of his practice, Mark says, “In my practice, it’s not the ‘bottom [...]