Tom Dolan is an Associate with PIB Law and focuses his practice on commercial litigation, the representation of financial institutions in connection with financial services related litigation, and state and local property taxation matters. He also counsels redevelopers and non-profit organizations on exemption and abatement matters.
Tom began his career as a litigator at the law firm of Lowenstein Sandler, LLP where he represented business clients in all aspects of civil litigation. Prior to joining PIB Law, Tom was Counsel at Skoloff & Wolfe, P.C., where he represented clients in commercial and residential property tax appeals and business litigation. He also served as a law clerk intern to the Honorable Petrese B. Tucker, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He has extensive experience litigating complex commercial litigation, including breach of contract, consumer fraud, intellectual property, class actions, shareholder disputes, franchise litigation and state and local property tax appeals. His experience includes arguing a substantial tax exemption case before the Supreme Court of New Jersey, where he successfully represented a group of local and national mental health organizations in preserving property tax exemptions on housing for residents with developmental disabilities.
Tom has represented clients in asylum and removal matters before the federal government and immigration courts. He also served as the Lowenstein Fellow at Essex-Newark Legal Services representing low-income tenants in eviction and termination of assistance matters.
- Successfully represented national and local mental health organizations before the New Jersey Supreme Court in support of property tax exemptions for residential housing for individuals with developmental disabilities.
- Successfully obtained summary judgment for out of state software company in appeal of a New Jersey Corporate Business Tax deficiency assessment by the Division of Taxation.
- Successfully obtained dismissal of complaint challenging the property tax exemption of Rutgers housing.
PILOT and Tax Abatement Programs in New Jersey, 46th Annual New Jersey Association of County Tax Boards Educational Conference (2017)
What Every Non-Profit Needs to Know About Tax Exemptions and Charitable Immunity Law, Sponsored by Pro Bono Partnership and the Center for Non-Profits (2017)
Tax Appeal Litigation - Proving Your Case, Metro New Jersey Chapter of the Appraisal Institute 14th Annual Fall Conference (2016)
Capitalization Rates: Development and Utilization, Association of Municipal Assessors of New Jersey AMANJ - Spring 2016 Conference (2016)
Property Tax Exemption Update - AHS/Morristown Memorial Hospital v. Morristown, Society of Professional Assessors - Annual New Jersey Seminar (2016)
Understanding PILOTS and Abatements - New Jersey Chapter of the International Association of Assessing Officers, Tax Appeal Seminar (2016)
Real Estate Tax Appeals: Update, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (2016)
Exemption Case Law, Long Term Exemptions & Redevelopment Zones, 100th Annual New Jersey League of Municipalities Conference (2015)
Taking Advantage of Tax Exemptions, New Jersey Institute For Continuing Legal Education (2014).
- New Jersey
- District of New Jersey
Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
- Law Review, Articles Editor
Rutgers University, B.A., with honors
- Honorable Joseph C. Small, Presiding Judge of the Tax Court of New Jersey.