Laura Bellotti Cardillo practices in the area of ad valorem personal and real property tax appeals and eminent domain proceedings.
She represents property owners and lessees seeking equitable assessments of their property interests in municipalities throughout Connecticut. Her practice also involves pursuing just compensation for individuals and entities whose property is taken in condemnation.
Laura represents clients at both the informal and formal levels of the revaluation process. She meets with revaluation firms, local boards of assessment appeals and assessors on behalf of clients seeking equitable assessments of real property and commercial personal property, as well as in audits of commercial personal property accounts. She counsels clients concerning their filings of personal property declarations, income and expense reports and exemption applications filed with municipalities. Laura has worked with clients to negotiate just compensation for property interests threatened with eminent domain and she has appealed condemning authorities' compensation awards.
Laura has been involved in the valuation of property interests since 1992, when she worked for a Massachusetts-based property revaluation firm and then as a consultant in the Valuation Services Group of an international accounting firm for four years. Her experience includes the valuation and assessment of industrial, retail, hotel and resort, office, special use real estate, apartment complexes and business personal property in the United States and abroad. She also has conducted real estate re-use studies, housing market studies and financial evaluations of a supportive housing program.
Laura has co-authored the Connecticut Chapter of the American Bar Association’s Property Tax Deskbook and its Eminent Domain Compendium on an annual basis and has been published in a variety of other professional resources. She is a frequent speaker at events and seminars on the topics of eminent domain and property tax.
American Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section; Women Attorneys Section
Appraisal Institute - affiliate member
Connecticut Bar Foundation - James W. Cooper Fellow
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)
Leadership Greater Hartford - graduate, Quest 2004 class
The Junior League of Hartford - past president, 2009-2010
VNA HealthCare - Development Committee, Women's Golf Outing Committee
Honors & Recognitions
Named to the Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in the area of tax in 2011 and 2012
Named as a "New Leader of the Law" by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
Recipient of the Hartford Business Journal's "40 Under Forty" award
- Represents clients at both the informal and formal levels of the ad valorem assessment and revaluation processes
- Represents taking authorities in appeals of just compensation awarded to property owners in eminent domain matters
- Experienced in the valuation and assessment of industrial, retail, hotel and resort, office, special use real estate, apartment complexes and business personal property in the United States and abroad
- Conducted real estate re-use studies, housing market studies and financial evaluations of a supportive housing program
News & Insights
- Pullman & Comley's "A Tale of Two States: Recent Property Tax Decisions in Connecticut and Massachusetts" Webinar10.29.2019
- Property Tax and Valuation Attorneys Discuss Walgreen v. West Hartford Decision at the Connecticut Chapter of the Appraisal Institute11.13.2018
- Spring 2017
- Green Guide, 08.2014
- Fall 2012
- Fifty-State Survey, The Law of Eminent Domain, 07.2012
- The Commercial Record, 01.29.2010
Pullman's Property Tax and Valuation practice helps its business clients obtain equitable property tax assessments on their real estate holdings throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Pullman & Comley’s Property Tax and Valuation practice continued its regional expansion with the opening of the Springfield, Massachusetts office in 2019.