Ms. Feeney's practice focuses on state taxation and local property taxation for all types of industries. Her practice includes redevelopment law and condemnation.
Ms. Feeney has appeared before the New Jersey Tax Court, Superior Court Appellate Division, Supreme Court and County Tax Boards of New Jersey. She has extensive experience in litigating property tax appeal cases involving office complexes, hotels, data centers, golf course properties, manufacturing facilities, industrial facilities, shopping malls, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and condominium and cooperative residential developments. She also advises taxpayers and municipalities on farmland assessment qualification and roll-back taxes. She has handled cases involving diminution of property value due to environmental contamination and wetlands impact. Ms. Feeney has considerable experience with property tax exemption issues involving religious, education and hospital not-for-profit entities. She is also skilled in the valuation of telecommunication properties, including switching stations and cellular towers and solar projects.
Ms. Feeney is proficient in redevelopment law, assisting real estate clients in securing tax abatements and incentives in redevelopment areas. She advises developers and municipalities in condemnation proceedings, and has negotiated payment in lieu of taxes for developers, municipalities and tax exempt entities.
Ms. Feeney assists clients in the state tax area by developing and implementing multi-state tax planning; obtaining favorable state tax letter rulings and advisory opinions; handling state tax audits and refund claims; negotiating settlements of state tax appeals; and litigating state tax appeals. Ms. Feeney has extensive experience in New Jersey sales and use tax law, and frequently provides planning strategies for clients in the sales and use tax area. She has handled administrative matters before the Division of Taxation and she has litigated state tax issues in the New Jersey Tax Court.
Ms. Feeney is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Tax Court and she is currently a member of the State and Local Tax Committee of the ABA Tax Section. She was appointed to the Sales and Use Tax Review Commission of the State of New Jersey and is a member of the NJ Division of Taxation Tax Director's Advisory Council. She lectures frequently on the subject of state taxes and local property taxes to civic and professional groups and has served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in the Tax Masters Program. She is the attorney for the N.J. Association of County Tax Board Commissioners and Administrators, and is Past President and Treasurer of Legal Services Foundation of Essex County. She is the Immediate Past President of the New Jersey State Bar Association (2011-2012).
Ms. Feeney is recognized in the Top 50 Women-New Jersey Super Lawyers for 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013. Ms. Feeney was recognized as one of New Jersey's Best 50 Women in Business by the NJBIZ for 2009. She is also recognized as a New Jersey Super Lawyer for 2007-2013 and is listed in the 2007-2013 issues of The Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Feeney has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Newark Litigation & Controversy-Tax Lawyer of the Year.
Ms. Feeney was a recipient of the 2011 TWIN (Tribute to Women and Industry) Award.