Attorneys
William E. Banfield
Partner, CRE
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Education

New York University School of Law, J.D. 1977

Fordham University, Fordham College at Rose Hill, B.A., summa cum laude 1974
Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha - National Political Science Honor Society

Admitted: New York, United States District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Before Podell, Schwartz, Schechter & Banfield, LLP

Law Secretary to Honorable Margaret Mary J. Mangan, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Part, 1977-1980.


Memberships

  • Counselors of Real Estate

  • New York State Supreme Court Law Secretaries and Law Assistants Collegium

  • Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association, Director and Past President

  • International Association of Assessing Officers

  • Institute of Property Taxation

  • Appraisal Institute

  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Sustaining Member

  • Association Of The Bar Of The City Of New York

  • Westchester County Bar Association


Honors, Awards

  • Donehoo Essay Award, International Association of Assessing Officers, 2006, Legal Trends in Real Property Taxation


Speaking Engagements

  • Foundation for Accounting Education

  • New York State Course for Brokers and Salespersons

  • Hotel Association of NYC, Inc.

  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

  • Practicing Law Institute 2000-2009 "Negotiating the Sophisticated Real Estate Deal"

  • IAAO Legal Seminar (International Association Of Assessing Officers) 1998-2016

  • New York County Lawyers Association

  • Appraisal Institute



Articles and Publications
New Jersey Lures New York Property-Tax Exiles, New Jersey Law Journal, 126 N.J.L.J., p.1589, December 13, 1990, with Gary Schuller

Requirement for Equal Assessment of Real Estate: Myth or Reality, New York Law Journal, 1991, with Herbert Podell and Gary Schuller

Legal Trends in Real Property Taxation - Recent Developments in Assessment Practices for Various Property Types, Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2005, p.31, with Steven French.

Legal Trends in Real Property Taxation - Recent Developments in Assessment Practices in Various Subject Areas, Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, Volume 2, Issue 3, 2005, p.53, with Steven French.

Current Trends in Property Tax Law - The Legislation and Litigation Shaping Assessment Practices, Part I, Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration, Volume 3, Number 4, 2006, p. 31, with Steven French.