Jeffrey Golkin is one of New York’s leading real estate and tax certiorari practitioners. He is admitted to the New York, New Jersey, Federal, U.S. Supreme Court, and Tax Bars since 1982. Prior to establishing his own practice in 1995, Mr. Golkin served as Special Counsel to the law firm of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and as a partner with the law firm of Herzfeld & Rubin. Mr. Golkin is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has also worked in the field of public accounting as an Auditor, Staff Accountant, and Tax Associate for the firm of Ernst & Young.
Mr. Golkin is well known for his diverse tax certiorari and litigation practice which involves the annual administrative and judicial review of tax assessments in New York City as well as the rest of New York State and New Jersey. Clients of Mr. Golkin include the real estate portfolios of Fortune 100 companies and private developers as well as hundreds of large commercial projects, cooperatives, condominiums, and residential and commercial properties throughout the tri-State area. In addition to concentrating on tax certiorari and real property assessment matters, Mr. Golkin has expertise in leasing and acquisition of real estate, real estate tax exemptions (Industrial and Commercial Incentive Program [ICIP], 421(a), and J-51), condemnation, tax forecasting, state and local taxation of real property transactions and administrative law. Mr. Golkin also renders real estate tax opinion letters required by Condominium Offering Plans.
Mr. Golkin is currently designated as Special Counsel and of Counsel to a number of prominent law firms. He has written for Matthew Bender, Bergerman & Roth, the New York Law Journal, the Journal of State Taxation, the CPA Journal, and Real Estate Weekly.
Mr. Golkin is an Officer of the Real Estate Tax Review Bar Association and presently serves on the Committee on Condemnation and Tax Certiorari of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is a former Chairman of the Committee on Condemnation and Tax Certiorari and a former Chairman of the Municipal Affairs Committee on Taxation of the New York City Bar. He has also served as Advisor to the Finance Commissioner’s Real Property Tax Reform Council.
Since 2001, Mr. Golkin has held the title of Judicial Hearing Officer (JHO), serving in a judicial capacity for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority for several years. Mr. Golkin has also held elected office as a Councilman.
Mr. Golkin has served on the faculties of New York University and Rutgers University for nearly twenty years. An adjunct Associate Professor of Real Estate at New York University’s Real Estate Institute, Mr. Golkin has taught numerous courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as licensing courses and intensive seminars for salespersons, brokers, elected officials, and other professionals. He has also served as a member of New York University’s Real Estate Roundtable, an advisory group to the Real Estate Institute. Professor Golkin was the recipient of New York University’s prestigious Teaching Award for Outstanding Service.
Mr. Golkin has served as New York Chapter President and United States Eastern Region Vice President of Lambda Alpha International, the honorary land economics society established in 1930. He received Member of the Year honors from the New York Chapter in 1993 and 1995, and the International President’s Citation for Outstanding Leadership in 1995.
Mr. Golkin is recognized as a leader and innovator in his
field. He is a recipient of the Hofstra University School of Law
Dean’s Award for Distinguished Alumni for his professional, academic
and community service.