Tax Protest Agreement Form

Property Tax Protest

  • Thank you for retaining Hardesty Law Office, PLLC (“FIRM”) to represent you in the above-referenced matter. This letter will confirm the basis and scope on which we will provide legal services. Accordingly, we submit for your approval the following provisions which will govern our engagement. If you are in agreement, please sign in the spaces provided below. If you ave any questions, or would like to discuss modifications, do not hesitate to call.
  • Scope of Work

  • We will be engaged to represent you in connection with the negotiation and settlement of your property tax appeal with the County Board of Tax Assessors and/or with any interested parties or their agents for any claims arising from your 2017 property tax appeal for the above-referenced property address (the “MATTER”). It is our understanding that an unfavorable tax valuation has been assessed against the above- referenced property address. Accordingly, our goal under this engagement is to negotiate on your behalf a more favorable appraisal settlement for the above-referenced property address with the Tax Assessor’s office. You may, at any time, limit or expand the scope of representation in writing, and this must be agreed by FIRM in writing.
  • Cooperation

  • In order to enable us to render effectively the legal services contemplated, you agree to disclose fully and accurately all facts and keep FIRM informed of all developments relating to the MATTER. FIRM necessarily must rely on the accuracy and completeness of the facts and information CLIENT and CLIENT’s agents provide to us. To the extent it is necessary for CLIENT’s representatives to attend meetings in connection with this matter, FIRM will attempt to schedule them so that the convenience of those representatives can be served. CLIENT agrees to provide accurate and complete information as requested by FIRM, and agrees to indemnify and hold FIRM harmless of and from any loss, damage, claim or expense arising from its failure to do so.
  • Fees

  • Our fee for representing you as outlined above is a flat fee of $300. The above fee does not include potential fees associated with costs for mediation, litigation, and/or trial work. Should this matter require additional work outside of the negotiation and settlement of your property tax appeal, you may wish to expand our representation in this matter. Should you decide to do so, fee arrangements reflecting such expanded representation must be made at the time and before the scope of our representation will be expanded.
  • Conflicts

  • FIRM’s representation of CLIENT in this MATTER includes commitments by FIRM not to take a position adverse to CLIENT in certain matters where we might otherwise represent another existing or potential client and not to misuse any confidential information CLIENT may furnish FIRM. Because of the broad base of clients which FIRM represents on a wide variety of legal matters, it is possible that CLIENT may find itself in a position adverse to another FIRM client in litigation, legislative or regulatory proceedings, business negotiations, or some other legal matter unrelated to FIRM’s representation of CLIENT’s interests in the current MATTER. Given that possibility, FIRM wishes to be fair not only to CLIENT’s interests, but to those of FIRM’s other clients as well. Consequently, this engagement agreement sets forth FIRM’s commitment to CLIENT not to take a position adverse to CLIENT with respect to certain matters and CLIENT’s agreement with respect to the areas in which the FIRM is free to take such an adverse position. Our fee for representing you as outlined above is a flat fee of $300. _____ (initial here). In representing CLIENT, FIRM recognizes that it will be disqualified from representing any other client in any matter which is substantially related to our representation of CLIENT. Likewise, FIRM will be disqualified with respect to any matter where there is a reasonable probability that confidential information furnished by CLIENT could be used to CLIENT’s disadvantage. CLIENT agrees, except as set forth in the preceding sentences, the FIRM shall be entitled to represent the interests of any other client against those of CLIENT in litigation, legislative or regulatory proceedings, business negotiations, or other legal matters.
  • Withdrawal or Termination

  • This relationship may be terminated by either FIRM or CLIENT at any time by written notice to the other party. FIRM reserves the right to withdraw from FIRM’s representation if, among other things, CLIENT should fail to honor the terms of this engagement agreement or fail to cooperate or follow FIRM’s advice on a material matter, or if any fact or circumstance would, in FIRM’s view, render FIRM’s continuing representation unlawful, unethical, or ineffective. If FIRM elects to withdraw for any reason, CLIENT will take all steps necessary to free FIRM of any obligation to perform further, including the execution of any documents necessary to complete FIRM’s withdrawal, and FIRM will be entitled to be paid for all services rendered and other charges accrued on CLIENT’s behalf to the date of withdrawal. Unless previously terminated, our representation will terminate upon our sending you our final statement of services rendered in this matter. Following such termination, otherwise non-public information you have supplied to us which is retained by us will be kept confidential in accordance with applicable laws and rules of professional conduct. At your request, your papers and property will be returned to you promptly upon receipt of payment for outstanding fees and costs. Our own files pertaining to the matter, will be retained by the Company. All such documents retained by the Company will be transferred to the person responsible for administering our records retention program. For various reasons, including the minimization of unnecessary storage expenses, we reserve the right to destroy or otherwise dispose of any such documents or other materials retained by us within a reasonable time after the termination of the engagement. You are engaging the Company to provide consultative services in connection with specific matters. Our engagement is limited to the matter(s) detailed in this letter only unless specifically amended and agreed to in writing by us. Unless you actually engage us to provide additional advice on issues arising from these matters, the Company has no continuing obligation to advise or represent you with respect to other future developments. If the forgoing correctly reflects CLIENT’s understanding of the terms and conditions of FIRM’s representation, please so indicate by executing this engagement agreement in the space provided below and return it to the Firm.
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