Laureen Harris

Laureen Harris

Ms. Harris has established herself as a credible authority on tax certiorari proceedings within the State of New York.  With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Harris has gained extensive trial and appellate experience, while creating legal precedent in a myriad of areas, both in terms of valuation and legal principles.

She is the past Chair and Vice Chair of the Nassau County Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Committee (1988 – 1992, 2010 – 2012) and has continued to be an active participant in the Committee.  Ms. Harris is currently President of the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) and has been a Board Member since 1996. She is also a founding member and current President of the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University, an educational forum for the Long Island real estate community.  She currently serves as the Downstate Chairman in Tax Certiorari and Condemnation for the New York State Bar Association.

Erin O'Brien

Erin A. O’Brien

Ms. O’Brien graduated from the City University of New York School of Law in 2005, where she was a member of Law Review. While there, she published “Home Team Advantage?: The Taking of Private Property for Sports Stadiums” in the New York City Law Review.

She has successfully litigated before the Supreme and Appellate Courts throughout the State of New York, creating legal precedent within the realm of tax certiorari.  She is admitted to practice in the Eastern District, as well as the States of New York and Connecticut.  She is a member of the New York State Assessors’ Association, the New York State Bar Association, and both the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations. In addition, she serves on their Tax Certiorari and Real Property Committees. She is also a board member of the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI) and a founding member of Women in Tax Assessment (WItA).

Richard Cronin

Richard P. Cronin

Mr. Cronin graduated magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Order of the Coif and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Journal. He has experience negotiating tax certiorari matters on behalf of various types of commercial property owners throughout the State of New York.  Additionally, Mr. Cronin has experience with Nassau County’s tax lien laws, as he has helped Nassau property owners obtain further reductions in real estate taxes. He is admitted to practice in federal and state courts throughout the State of New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and both the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, where he serves in each of their Tax Certiorari, Real Property, and Municipal Law Committees. He is also a Board Member of the Association for a Better Long Island (ABLI).