Michael J. McCalley

Michael J. McCalley

Duane Morris LLP

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Philadelphia's Energy Benchmarking Deadline Will Be at Your Doorstep This Halloween

For owners of commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet or more in the city of Philadelphia, chances are the time has come to address the city's new energy and water use benchmarking law. Energy benchmarking refers to a...more

10/10/2013 - Benchmarks Building Standards Commercial Property Owners Energy Efficiency ENERGY STAR Program

New Jersey Enacts Statutory Reforms to Eminent Domain Powers Under Local Redevelopment and Housing Law

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently signed into law A-3615 (the "Act"), which codifies recent New Jersey court holdings providing the state's property owners with greater procedural protections from eminent domain...more

9/12/2013 - Chris Christie Eminent Domain Housing Market Municipalities New Legislation Redevelopment

Understanding the Basics of Philadelphia's New Actual Value Initiative

Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer on March 27, 2013. The city of Philadelphia's new property tax program is coming and your assessment is likely going up, but it is not all bad news. Still, commercial...more

3/28/2013 - Actual Value Initiative Property Tax Tax Assessment

N.J. Superior Court Finds That Condemning Authority Is Not Required to Negotiate with Mortgagee Prior to Initiation of Eminent...

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has held that New Jersey law does not require a condemning authority to negotiate with a mortgagee, which has obtained a final judgment of...more

2/21/2013 - Condemnation Condemnation Clauses Eminent Domain Foreclosure Mortgagee Mortgages

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Philadelphia's Actual Value Initiative Assessments Are in the Mail

Today, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) begins mailing out the new "Actual Value Initiative" (AVI) reassessment figures to every property owner within the city. The new assessments are intended to reflect...more

2/15/2013 - Actual Value Initiative Appeals Office of Property Assessment Property Tax Reassessments Tax Assessment

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