Press Release03.19.2021

Pullman & Comley Celebrates 25 Years of Authoring CT Chapter of ABA’s Property Tax Deskbook

HARTFORD, CT, March 19, 2021: Pullman & Comley’s Property Tax and Valuation Practice is celebrating 25 years of writing the Connecticut chapter of the American Bar Association’s annual Property Tax Deskbook.  The Deskbook offers expert guidance for navigating the complexities of the property tax laws in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

This year, attorneys Elliott B. Pollack, Gregory F. Servodidio, Laura Bellotti Cardillo and Michael J. Marafito, assisted by paralegals Elizabeth P. Simonetti and Dana M. Wellner, contributed to the 25th edition. Pollack and Servodidio have written the Connecticut chapter of the book every year since the inception of the publication in 1996.

“The Deskbook doesn’t take the place of legal advice, but it’s designed to help people understand the basic property tax framework in each state,” Servodidio says. “It serves as a resource to anyone who has a need beyond their home state.” The Deskbook presents property tax laws and procedures for all 50 states and is a resource for all professionals, whether in law, business, government, or involved in the property tax process.

Esteemed firms with particular expertise in property tax law are chosen by the ABA for this project. Each chapter identifies the most important principles and processes in that state with references to the pertinent statutes.  Every year, Pullman & Comley attorneys review Connecticut legislation the General Assembly has passed or considered and examine major or impactful court cases. The authors also provide interpretive information gleaned from local practice that is often difficult for practitioners to find.

“This past year was quiet on the legislative side due to the shutdown, but there’s always information coming out of the courts that is noteworthy,” Servodidio says. “I really have to give the ABA credit,” Servodidio says. “To keep the Property Tax Deskbook going for 25 years straight across 50 states is quite an undertaking.” 

The Pullman & Comley Property Tax and Valuation Practice is back on board for the 26th edition, which will be published later this year.  In addition to the ABA Property Tax Deskbook, the team has also written the Connecticut chapter of the ABA’s The Law of Eminent Domain Deskbook. 

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and, for more than 100 years, has provided a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate, land use and environmental; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; and Springfield, Massachusetts. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit

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