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Liane V. Watkins

Liane V. Watkins represents property owners in tax certiorari proceedings primarily located in the Ninth Judicial District, comprised of Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange and Rockland counties.  She litigates valuation and exemption issues as well as selective reassessment in tax certiorari proceedings.

Also representing property owners and municipalities in condemnation proceedings, Ms. Watkins has litigated complex issues concerning title, access, highest and best use and just compensation in condemnation proceedings.

Ms. Watkins has appeared before the New York Supreme Court, the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and the New York Court of Claims.

Ms. Watkins was raised in the Town of Somers in Westchester County and now resides in the Town of Patterson in Putnam County.


Syracuse University College of Law

Juris Doctorate, Magna Cum Laude, 1998

Order of the Coif; Justinian Honorary Law Society

State University of New York Binghamton

Bachelor of Arts, 1995


Bar Admission

New York 1999



New York State Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association

Decisions of note in tax certiorari include:

Matter of Miriam Osborn Mem. Home Assn. v. Assessor of City of Rye, 80 A.D.3d 118 (2d Dep’t 2010)

Matter of Baj LP v. Assessor, Town of Goshen, 2008 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 4115, 240 N.Y.L.J. 1 (Sup Ct. Orange Co. 6/3/08)

Matter of 325 Highland LLC v. Assessor of City of Mount Vernon, 5 Misc.3d 1018(A) (Sup. Ct. West. Co. 11/23/04)

Matter of Stern v. Assessor of City of Rye, 268 A.D.2d 482 (2d Dep’t 2000)

Decisions of note in condemnation include:

Matter of Metropolitan Transp. Auth. [Washed Aggregate Resources, Inc.], 102 A.D.3d 787 (2d Dep’t 2013)

Matter of Village of Port Chester [Megamat], 42 A.D.3d 465 (2d Dep’t 2007)

Matter of Village of Port Chester [Martinez], 5 A.D.3d 692 (2d Dep’t 2004)

Matter of Village of Port Chester [Greatest Estate Services], 303 A.D.2d 416 (2d Dep’t 2003)

Matter of City of Mount Vernon Indus. Dev. Agency, 309 A.D.2d 860 (2d Dep’t 2003)

Matter of Village of Port Chester [RDC Realty], 294 A.D.2d 510 (2d Dep’t 2002)