Robert D. Blau, Esq.
Robert Blau has been involved in real
estate valuation issues in New Jersey since 1983, first as a Deputy
Attorney General and then in private practice where he has
concentrated on tax appeal and condemnation law.
Mr. Blau is a graduate of the
University of Wisconsin Law School and the University of Arizona
where he holds a Masters of Science in Urban and Regional Planning.
He has taken Appraisal Institute courses in Appraisal Principles,
Capitalization I and II and the Uniform Standards of Appraisal
Since 1990, Mr. Blau has been senior
partner in Blau & Blau, Attorneys at Law. Blau & Blau's
practice is limited almost exclusively to tax appeal, condemnation
and other matters involving property valuation. Mr. Blau was the
attorney in a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court involving the
public's right to obtain the state's property tax records in
computer format. As a result, Blau Appraisal Company has what it
believes to be the largest computerized data base of any appraisal
company in New Jersey. Mr. Blau is the author of the tax appeal
chapter in the Essex County Board of Taxations recent book "Traps
for the Unwary".
Mr. Blau has testified before the New
Jersey Superior Court and New Jersey Tax Court. Mr. Blau consults
regularly with Blau Appraisal Company on questions of land use,
wetlands, hazardous waste, highway access, historic preservation,
and other issues of law as they relate to highest and best use and
other appraisal issues. Blau Appraisal Company frequently consults
with Mr. Blau with questions regarding court procedures and practice
relating to appraisal issues.
Robert Blau is available to Blau
Appraisal clients for advice on matters relating to procedure and
practice in the New Jersey Tax Court, county boards of taxation and condemnation
cases in Superior Court. Mr. Blau is also available for consultation
on issues involving appraisal evidence, cross-examination, and trial