As globalization and population growth increase the pressure on governments to raise revenue and as the demand for goods and services increase, the corporate taxpayer is faced with increasing costs associated with their real property taxes. The Corporate Advisory Committee was formed to serve as a voice and represent the needs and requirements of corporations.
The Corporate Advisory Committee supports corporate members by providing, among other things;
- Networking opportunities
- Opportunities to exchange global property tax management strategies with other corporations and industry experts
- Opportunities to participate in corporate benchmarking studies
- Info-sharing experiences on technical matters, contracting strategies, country-specific tax and assessment related matters
- Ways and means of keeping apprised of critical developments which may affect corporations in future
- Opportunities to communicate and provide submissions to government agencies prior to legislation being enacted or changed
Corporate Advisory Committee Members:
Don Liebman, Tuchman Korngold Weiss Liebman and Gelles, LLP
Partner, Tuchman Korngold Weiss Liebman and Gelles, LLP
Donald Liebman is a partner at Tuchman Korngold Weiss Liebman and Gelles, LLP He is involved in every aspect of the property tax and valuation field, from strategic tax planning for new development to trial of tax appeals. Don has represented both institutional and real estate industry clients, across a wide spectrum of property types, by challenging valuations, obtaining tax exemptions for new construction and conversions, and rendering opinions on the potential taxation of various projects. He has expertise in the property tax aspects of government-subsidized housing (including privatization), PILOT programs and other development incentive agreements. He has also advised upon and litigated property tax issues in federal bankruptcy courts and in estate planning cases, and has been involved in the drafting of tax reform legislation. Don is a longtime Director of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association, Chairman of the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Cortland Manor, New York, and sits on the Board of Governors of the Society of Professional Assessors. Don has lectured to various government and industry groups on tax policy and practice, and is the author of articles on property tax matters. As the former Assistant Corporate Counsel in the New York City Law Department’s Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Division, Don litigated a wide variety of tax and valuation matters, successfully defending challenges to the policies and practices of New York City’s taxing authorities and other municipal agencies.
Elliott Pollack, Pullman & Comley
Pullman & Comley, LLC
Elliott B. Pollack, Legal Counsel, represents commercial property valuation clients. He is Chair of the Property Valuation Department and a member of Pullman & Comley’s Health Care Department. Elliott has litigated or settled ad valorem and eminent domain cases comprising more than two billion dollars since 1972. He provides a broad range of legal services to the entire spectrum of health care providers, both proprietary and not-for-profit. He has extensive experience in corporate reorganizations and joint ventures for health care organizations. He frequently represents physicians in their regulatory, transactional, reimbursement, managed care and medical/legal affairs. Elliott litigates in the Connecticut courts, including the Connecticut Supreme Court. He appears regularly before state boards and commissions.
Fred Nicely, Council on State Taxation
Jonathan Ponader, General Electric
Kyle Caruthers, Coca-Cola
Manager, Property Taxes & Incentives, Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd.
Kyle is the Manager, Property Taxes & Incentives for Coca Cola Enterprises, based in Atlanta Georgia.
Marc Sances, Prologis
SVP, Real Estate Tax, Committee co-Chair
Mark Parish, Taubman Centers Inc
Michael Roche, JP Morgan Chase
Norm Quinn, FAEGREBD Equity Property Tax Group
Paul Dooley, Kimco
Vice President of Property Tax/Insurance, Kimco Realty Corporation
Paul Dooley is the Vice President of Property Tax/Insurance, based in New York, USA.
Philip Glenwright, Shell , United Kingdom
Property Tax Advisor - Europe, Shell Real Estate, Shell International
Philip is the Property Tax Advisor for Shell, United Kingdom. He is based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England.
Tom Platz, RD Management, LLC
Director of Property Tax, RD Management, LLC
Tom is the Director of Property Tax for RD Management, LLC, based in New York, NY
Kevin Scott, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Kevin is a Manager - Indirect Taxes at FCA US LLC
Yvonne Bendinger-Rothschild, European-American Chamber of Commerce
Mrs. Bendinger-Rothschild is the Executive Director of the European American Chamber of Commerce York Chapter. She joined the chamber in the beginning of October 2010 and has since been a driving force in the organisations exponential growth. As part of that, Yvonne liaises with EACC members and partners on a variety of activities to stimulate transatlantic business development; to facilitate networking and relationships between European and American businesses and professional organizations
During her career she has worked and consulted for a number of non-profits where she significantly contributed to raising their public profiles, increasing membership, seminar development, program attendance and member engagement. In the course of that she has been involved with international clients and partners from across the US, in Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Yvonne sees herself as a European and is dedicated to the idea that Europe needs to think, act and be looked at as one entity. Mrs. Bendinger-Rothschild works closely with the EACC board and her focus is to create value for its members and help grow the organization.
Mrs. Bendinger-Rothschild is a graduate of the University of Applied Science in Ludwigshafen, Germany where she earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Controlling/Finance. She is fluent in German and English with basic skills in Spanish and French.