Municipal Tax Appeals - Has the tax assessor increased the valuation on your house for no apparent reason? Was the process used to assess the tax rate in town conducted in blatant violation of state municipal finance laws? These are just some of the reasons you might consider appealing your property tax assessment. Under Rhode Island law property owners are allowed to file an administrative appeal with the local tax board, or appeal the matter straight to Superior Court. Time frames vary depending on the chosen method of appeal but range from thirty to ninety days.
Zoning/Planning Appeals - Property owners have a constitutional right to make use of their land. If your Zoning or Planning Board denial is the result of an arbitrary or illegal process and contrary to the substantial weight of the evidence presented to the Board, you have a right to have that decision reversed. Generally, zoning decisions must be appealed within twenty days.
Business and Occupational Licenses - A small business person looking to open a new business in Rhode Island or Massachusetts is faced with a maze of regulatory, permitting, and licensing requirements just to open the door. Attorney Fabisch and his staff have experince guding clients through he regulatory process and securing the needed permits. Examples include everything from assisting clients to secure liquor licenses, to permission to operate conventions and trade shows, advising on the needed retail permits for small mom and pop shops.
Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings- Attorney Fabisch started his legal career working for one of the nation's best known public interest litigation law firms dedicated to protecting the property rights of home and small business owners from government abuse. Now, in private practice, Attorney Fabisch continues his dedication to private property owners by refusing to represent condemning authorities, large developers, or others who would seek to use the power of eminent domain to take your home from you for pennies on the dollar. By contesting both the condemning authority and the valuation of those who would seek to take property by eminent domain, Attorney Fabisch helps clients protect not only their most valuable asset, but also the center of their family life, their home. Attorney Fabisch also helps clients seek compensation for the loss of use of their property when government over-regulation impairs the value or productivity of their property.
1983 Civil Rights Suits - Have you been the victim of discrimination by a government entity? Has a public official illegally searched your property? Have zoning officials ordered you to remove a sign? 42 U.S.C. Sec. 1983 protects your right to seek money damages when government officials abuse their power and violate your constitutional rights. If you think your constitutional rights may have been violated, call me today to discuss how you can vindicate your rights in court.
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