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Megan Sassaman is active in all aspects of civil litigation for public and private clients for local property taxation, eminent domain and real estate valuation-based issues. Ms. Sassaman has served as local property tax counsel for multiple municipalities handling various property types including offices, casinos, hotels, warehouses, high density residential properties, industrial and retail properties. Ms. Sassaman also represents private taxpayers involving appeals of data centers, office parks, reservoirs and hospitals. She advises clients on matters regarding property tax issues, liabilities and exemptions. As part of her local property taxation work she regularly appears before numerous County Boards of Taxation as well as the New Jersey Tax Court.
A great deal of Ms. Sassaman’s practice also focuses on infrastructure planning and implementation where her work includes the coordination of property assemblage for right of way corridors, utility projects and roadway improvements. Her work includes counseling to private and public entities with regard to due diligence and property valuation for the procurement of purchase and sale agreements, right of entry permits, temporary workspace licenses, and easements, for partial and full takings.
Prior to joining Zipp & Tannenbaum, LLC, Ms. Sassaman was a partner at DeCotiis, FitzPatrick & Cole, LLP. She also worked at the National Hockey League and Seton Hall’s Center for Policy and Research, where she remains a senior fellow. Her collaborative research and authorship at the Center for Policy and Research has been internationally recognized and has been cited by and included in the Congressional Record of the House Armed Services Committee, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ms. Sassaman holds a B.S. in Sports Management from New York University, where she graduated cum laude, and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar.