Thomas McNulty, partner in NGE's Real Estate Tax group, was recently awarded the Bernard L. Barnard Outstanding Technical Essay Award by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). Tom was recognized by his peers for his article "Unlicensed Practice of Law Issues in Property Tax Assessment Appeals: The Search for a Uniform Rule," published by the Journal of Property Tax Assessment & Administration. The article discusses what acts constitute the practice of law in the area of property tax assessment appeals, and therefore can only be undertaken by licensed lawyers.
Named after Dr. Bernard L. Barnard, a former IAAO director of research, the Outstanding Technical Essay Award is presented to the author(s) of an outstanding article or essay on technical innovations in assessment or property tax administration. The IAAO award winners were honored at the IAAO Annual Conference in Niagara Falls, Canada on September 9, 2019.