Eric S. Kassoff specializes in real estate tax litigation, and has over 30 years of industry experience in all facets of commercial real estate. He regularly appears before such tribunals as the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation, the Maryland Property Tax Assessment Appeals Boards, and the Maryland Tax Court.
As Maryland Department Chairman, Eric has litigated some of the most complex matters in Maryland real property tax law as well as several cases of first impression which have established landmark precedents. Since 1987, he has represented tens of thousands of tax cases, navigating them through the complicated triennial appeal process resulting in the creation of billions of dollars in value for his clients’ real estate holdings.
Eric is also the proud recipient of the 2017 AJC Washington Civic Achievement Award for his philanthropic and pro bono work locally and internationally. In addition, he and his wife Kerry were awarded the Benjamin Ourisman Memorial Award for Civic Achievement in 2020, which recognizes individuals whose efforts and achievements have improved life in our community.
Eric, a native Washingtonian, currently serves as Public Affairs Chair to NAIOP DC I MD and is a founding member of the chapter. He currently serves on NAIOP’s National Board of Directors and is a past chairman of the State and Local Legislative Subcommittee. Eric also has served on the Montgomery County Executive’s Office Market Working Group and has served as a member of the Montgomery County Office of Economic Development’s Subcommittee on Infrastructure Finance. He is an instructor in the Georgetown University Masters in Professional Studies Real Estate Program and a former Member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland-National Capital Building Industry Association. Eric has served as the General Counsel and as a Member on the Board of Directors of the Greater Washington Jewish Community Center and as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.