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About McCracken, McCracken & Behrens

Controlling industrial and commercial property costs isn’t easy. Most financial decisions involve a trade-off between cost and quality. Not so when it comes to your real estate taxes. Property taxes may be your company’s single largest controllable operating expense, and sophisticated real estate owners retain legal counsel to appeal their tax bills every time a property’s value is assessed.

Just ask yourself: How would your company grow and thrive if you paid less in property taxes and had more money to invest in your business?

At the law firm of McCracken, McCracken & Behrens, we’ll work to help you realize those dreams. That’s because your company is more than just a client – we treat your business as a partner, and we’ll fight on your behalf for every penny of property tax savings.

The attorneys at McCracken, McCracken & Behrens have more than 70 years of combined experience handling property tax appeals in Chicago and all of Cook County, as well as Lake, Will, DuPage, McHenry and Kane Counties. Our lawyers are long-term residents of the area, we know the towns, we’ve walked the streets and we’ve almost certainly filed a property tax appeal on at least one industrial or commercial property in your neighborhood.

Unlike many other law firms, our real estate tax appeals attorneys don’t handle real estate closings, lease negotiations or single-family home tax appeals. Our practice focuses exclusively on property tax appeals for investment property – including commercial, industrial, apartments and REO – in the Chicagoland area.

That laser focus on real estate tax appeals ultimately benefits our clients. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with each of the Assessor’s Offices and Boards of Review in the Chicago area. We have experience handling property tax challenges at all levels, even those that ultimately go to the Circuit Court, Illinois Department of Revenue and Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board. And we’re able to keep our costs low, which ultimately translates into lower fees for our clients. We take every real estate tax appeal case on contingency, meaning your business will only pay if we successfully challenge your company’s property taxes.

Contact Us Today for a Property Tax Analysis


Are you worried about you company’s property taxes? Call the real estate tax lawyers of McCracken, McCracken & Behrens today. Qualified commercial and industrial real estate owners will receive a complimentary property tax analysis. During your free consultation, we’ll provide you with a realistic assessment of your Illinois real estate taxes and discuss how your company could benefit from filing an appeal. We pride ourselves on being open and accessible, and we’re happy to explain the process of filing a property tax appeal in Cook County or other jurisdictions and answer any questions you might have.

Concentrating in all aspects of ad valorem real estate taxation since 1976