Pietragallo Partner Timothy Hazel Appointed Board Chair of the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review

January 7, 2022

By: Timothy M. Hazel

Pietragallo partner Timothy Hazel has been appointed the Board Chair of the Allegheny County Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review (BPAAR). Tim will serve as the Board Chair for a one-year term.

The BPAAR is oversees assessment appeals and certify assessment appeal decisions concerning: the valuations of real property used by taxing authorities within the County for the purpose of levying taxes, and whether real property is exempt from real property taxation based upon the applicable law. The board is composed of seven members who are all appointed for three year terms. The BPAAR hears and decides all appeal hearings pursuant to the Board’s Rules (authority under the Allegheny County Home Rule Charter Article X Section 5).

Tim’s practice is centered in the real estate, construction, housing, retail, hospitality, and oil and gas industries. For nearly two decades, he has represented lenders, borrowers, developers, contractors, design professionals, big box retailers, landlords, and tenants in a myriad of transactions including:

  • land acquisition and divestiture;
  • project financing;
  • zoning and land use;
  • construction, project and design contracting;
  • leasing (industrial, commercial, retail and office);
  • organization and equity structuring;
  • oil and gas contracting and acquisition at all levels (upstream, mainstream and downstream); and
  • franchising.

About Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP

Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP is a multi-disciplined business and commercial litigation firm headquartered in Pittsburgh with five offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia from which we serve our clients in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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