Brian L. McCann is an accomplished Property Tax and Valuation attorney who possesses extensive experience handling commercial, residential, and personal property tax appeals, as well as eminent domain matters. He has handled tax appeals involving a vast array of property types, including hotels, special use properties, and long-term care facilities. Brian has also represented litigants in appeals involving property tax exemptions, including manufacturing equipment, farm land and hospitals.
Brian represents businesses and individuals before municipal boards and commissions and has prosecuted and defended administrative appeals regarding issuance and denial of planning and zoning and inland wetland approvals. He also has a significant amount of experience handling land use and real estate sales and acquisitions matters and assists owners and developers through all phases of planning and permitting necessary to obtain the desired approvals.
Prior to joining Pullman & Comley, Brian served as Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Norwalk and, in that position, defended more than one thousand property tax and other appeals to the Connecticut Superior Court. Additionally, he counseled officials in the performance of their duties, drafted and implemented new ordinances (such as a blight ordinance, and a zoning citation ordinance), prosecuted injunctions to enforce code violations, defended the City in appeals to State agencies such as the Freedom of Information Commission and the Department of Public Health, represented the City in eminent domain actions, drafted a Title VI compliance policy, defended the City in various tort and liability actions, and drafted various license agreements, easements, and land use deed restrictions.
Before receiving his law degree, Brian served as an environmental consultant, conservation compliance officer and as a zoning inspector. His unique background and significant experience with municipal permit approvals gives Brian a unique perspective and enables him to understand his clients, their needs and how to successfully navigate the municipal application, approval and appeals process.
Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys
Town of Fairfield Inland Wetland Agency and Conservation Commission - former member (2019-2023)
Honors & Recognitions
Named a Moffly Media Top Lawyer in Fairfield County, 2023 - Land Use Environment
News & Insights
- New Haven Register, 07.24.2023
- Law360, 12.13.2021
- Property Tax and Valuation Attorneys to Present Mock Trial for the Connecticut Association of Assessing OfficersCasa Mia on the Hill at Indian Hill Country Club, 111 Golf Street, Newington, CT, 11.16.2023
- Pullman Property Tax and Valuation Attorneys Presented Workshops for the Connecticut Association of Assessing OfficersConnecticut Association of Assessing Officers, UCONN Campus, Storrs, CT, 06.08.2023
- Moffly Media, 09.01.2023
- For What It May Be Worth, 10.23.2023
- 2022 Connecticut Revaluations: Essentials for Evaluating Your Property Tax Assessment and Navigating An AppealFor What It May Be Worth, 10.04.2022
- For What It May Be Worth, 08.05.2022
- For What It May Be Worth, 06.09.2022
- For What It May Be Worth, 05.19.2022