Stephen J. MacGillivray

Professional Biography

Steve MacGillivray has more than 20 years of experience advising companies, high net worth individuals, and organizations of all sizes in matters related to complex litigation as well as real property disputes including zoning and land use, title, easement and access, condominium disputes, adverse possession and prescriptive rights, commercial leases and claims based on trespass, nuisance, and other property-related torts.

He has successfully assisted developers in the appeal of denials of zoning, wetlands, or environmental permitting, and has represented municipalities on issues such as ordinances related to renewable energy projects.  Appearing before state and federal courts and the American Arbitration Association, Steve has represented clients in national litigation in several states including Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Texas.

For more than 15 years, Steve has been handling property tax abatement actions for large hotel chains, owners of large commercial properties, and high-end residential property owners. His extensive knowledge of the rules and processes governing real estate appraisals allows him to provide maximize value to firm clients. Steve has lectured and written extensively on property tax abatement legal issues and strategies, and has been a member of the Middletown (RI) Zoning Board for more than ten years. 

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