Property tax foreclosures, also known as “in rem” proceedings, are often commenced by local or county government en masse to collect delinquent property taxes. These proceedings are highly technical in nature and a rigorously detailed process must be followed in order for a property to be taken by the municipality and then auctioned to satisfy the delinquent taxes.

Representation requires more than technical expertise, however: in rem proceedings may have an enormous impact on the lives of residents of the community, and we are mindful of the need to provide effective counsel while also being sensitive to what is at stake. Huff Wilkes has represented major municipalities in the prosecution of foreclosure proceedings that resulted in the recoupment of many millions of outstanding tax dollars, as well as the defense of individuals and local businesses that were improperly made the subject of in rem foreclosure proceedings.