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Margaret Ford has exclusively practiced property tax law on behalf of property owners and managers since 1988. She has dedicated herself to ensuring that her clients will weather economic downturns  and manage the upturns by negotiating accurate property tax valuations for their commercial properties. Margaret has achieved consistent reductions for many property types, with emphasis on downtown and suburban office buildings, corporate headquarters, retail, medical and industrial warehouse buildings.

Margaret's expertise is evidenced by the demand for her to share her knowledge. Margaret has lectured for attorneys at the Minnesota Institute of Legal Education. Her comprehension of legal and practical issues surrounding property valuation also makes her an in-demand speaker among other area professionals. She has lectured before members of Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association and has also presented before those professionals who oversee the management or administration of tax obligations for businesses as well as those professionals who are involved in appraisal of property at valuation seminars for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and the Appraisal Institute. Well-versed in the latest nuances of her field, she has written articles about trends for property tax valuation purposes for the Midwest Real Estate News, Globe Street, and the APTC (American Property Tax Counsel).

Margaret Ford received her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Catherine University in 1982 and her Doctor of Law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1985.

Bar Association Memberships:

    • Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA)
    • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA)

Professional Association Memberships:

    • Greater Minneapolis Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA-MPLS)
    • St. Paul Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA-STP)
    • Commercial Real Estate Women of Minnesota (CREW)
    • Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT)
    • National Association of Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP)
 

Articles

Tax Trauma - How Higher Assessments Can Cause Lower Net Rents

November 1, 2016 Published with permission of Commercial Property Executive By John Gendler, Esq. Resurgent demand for commercial real estate is driving sale prices to record highs, pressuring assessors to increase taxable property values ...

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