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Client Testimonials

When The Bon-Ton Stores purchased the Northern Department Store Group from Saks Incorporated three years ago, we made a strategic decision to use Don Barnhill Associates for the real estate tax work on the newly acquired stores because of its experience with department stores and retail operations. We were pleased with the resulting tax reductions and added a number of our remaining locations to Barnhill’s portfolio the following year. Their aggressive efforts in reducing our taxes have made the firm a key member of our operation. Additionally, we rely on their advice and counsel in issues involving lease compliance and interpretation. They have been a strong advocate on our behalf, and we recommend them without reservation.
Robert S. - Vice-President & General Counsel The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
Don Barnhill Associates have done outstanding property tax appeal work for Kohl's. Because of the limits on assessment increases, we didn't think we had an opportunity to lower our Oklahoma values and we were quite surprised when Jim Jordan came back with reductions on three of our stores. He saved us over $50,000 last year and with the limits on assessment increases, we will continue to save on our taxes year after year.
Kendall L. -Real Estate Expense Manager-Kohl’s Department Stores
Our company was experiencing significant property tax compliance issues. The consultant that we had been using had changed the mailing address on all the personal property tax correspondence to his business address. Property tax returns were being overlooked; taxes were paid late. Penalty assessments resulting from late filing were common. We began using Don Barnhill Associates in December 2006. Within 12 months, he was able to get compliance back on track. Rather than paying penalties for late filing or late payment, we were able to obtain discounts for timely filing and payment. Don and his team are easy to work with and have always been responsive to any questions or issues that arise. I recommend Don and his team to anyone who has a need for help in the property tax area.
Alvin L.– Vice-President of Tax - Books-A-Million