Michael J. Marafito uses a comprehensive litigation approach to seek equitable assessments for owners and lessees of real and personal property in Connecticut. As an associate in the Property Tax and Valuation group, Michael represents clients throughout various industries in negotiations with municipalities and revaluation firms and appears on their behalf before local boards of assessment appeals to contest inequitable tax assessments. Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the State and Local Tax practice group at a Big Four international audit, tax and advisory services company where he handled state and local tax issues for large corporations and investment funds. Michael also performed reverse sales and use tax audits for large retail companies and negotiated tax refunds on their behalf with municipalities across multiple states.
Michael is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and co-authors the Connecticut chapter of the American Bar Association's Property Tax Deskbook and Eminent Domain Compendium along with the other members of the firm's Property Tax and Valuation group. He regularly gives presentations before bar associations and trade and industry groups. In law school, Michael served as the executive managing editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review and received the "Award for Exceptional Service to the Law School" for his contributions in that role.
Connecticut Bar Association
New Haven Bar Association
Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers
Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers
Institute for Professionals in Taxation
Honors & Recognitions
Quinnipiac University School of Law "Academic Excellence Award"
Quinnipiac University School of Law "Superior Classroom Performance Award"
Quinnipiac University School of Law "Exceptional Service to the Law School Award"
Named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in 2021
News & Insights
- Hartford Business Journal, 10.04.2021
- Pullman & Comley Property Tax and Valuation Attorneys to Present Tax Court Developments Update and Mock Pretrial Settlement ConferenceCasa Mia at the Hawthorne, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT 06037, 03.30.2022
- Upcoming 2021 Municipal Revaluations in Connecticut & Other Important Property Tax Deadlines for Manufacturers09.24.2021
- April 3, 2020 Act Provides Massachusetts Municipalities Option to Offer Property Tax Relief During COVID-19 Public Health Crisis04.06.2020
- Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board and Supreme Judicial Court Updates in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency03.25.2020
- Connecticut General Assembly Exempts Certain Electric Vehicle Charging Stations from Property Taxes & Mandates Their Installation at Newly Constructed FacilitiesFor What It May Be Worth, 06.22.2022
- For What It May Be Worth, 05.20.2022
- For What It May Be Worth, 05.19.2022
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