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Bernstein Shur Attorneys Robert J. Crawford and N. Joel Moser Author Leading Treatise on Maine Property Tax


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Bernstein Shur Attorneys Robert J. Crawford and N. Joel Moser Author Leading Treatise on Maine Property Tax

Rob Crawford and N. Joel Moser

Rob Crawford and N. Joel Moser

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that Robert J. Crawford and N. Joel Moser have co-authored the state of Maine chapter in The Property Tax Deskbook,the go-to manual for tax professionals in Maine and throughout the nation.

Published by the American Bar Association and in its 19th edition for 2014, The Property Tax Deskbook is a premier guide for taxpayers and tax professionals. It provides comprehensive, reliable information about the property tax laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The state of Maine chapter covers all aspects of taxation of real and personal property in Maine.

“This easy-to-use manual captures our seven decades of experience representing taxpayers and municipalities on all aspects of local taxation. We’re proud to have developed this resource for Maine businesses, municipalities, and tax practitioners,” said Rob Crawford, co-chair of the Property Tax and Valuation Team. “As the foundation of local finance, property tax laws must be accessible and properly applied. Our work on this publication ensures that our property tax attorneys remain at the cutting edge of this constantly changing area of the law so that we can provide the best advice possible for our clients.”

Bernstein Shur’s Property Tax and Valuation Team is ready to partner with businesses, municipalities, tax practitioners and individual taxpayers on all varieties of property tax matters. To learn more, contact Joel Moser at jmoser@bernsteinshur.com or 207-228-7155. Click here to purchase the book.

Robert J. Crawford, Esq. is a member of the firm’s Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group and co-chair of the Property Tax and Valuation Team. He is the Maine Representative for the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys. Crawford counsels municipalities, individuals and businesses in complex property tax valuation, property taxation, property tax assessment and appeals, tax collection, tax lien procedures and related matters in bankruptcy proceedings. He assists the firm’s private energy clients with property tax and valuation issues related to economics, operations and development of thermal, hydroelectric and wind electrical generation facilities. He appears regularly before the Maine State Board of Property Tax Review, local assessment review boards and in Maine’s many courts. Crawford is recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his municipal work. He resides in Cumberland Center, Maine.

N. Joel Moser, Esq., M.P.A. is a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Group and the Municipal and Regulatory Practice Group, and serves as co-chair of the Property Tax and Valuation Team. He is an Affiliated Member of the International Association of Assessing Officers. His energy practice includes all aspects of property taxation and valuation for energy facilities, including assessment appeals and analysis for biomass, wind, hydroelectric and natural gas generation facilities, and regulatory compliance before regional public utilities commissions and ISO-New England. Public and private clients rely on Moser for guidance in assessment appeals, tax collection, and current land use programs such as Maine’s Tree Growth Tax Law. A skilled litigator, he regularly appears before local assessment review boards, the Maine State Board of Property Tax Review, and at all levels of the court process. Moser resides in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife and rescued greyhound.

About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.