Attorney Alexander Glassman Featured in Article on Sale Notice Requirements

Rudolph Clarke attorney Alexander Glassman was featured in an article in The Legal Intelligencer dealing with notice of tax sales and how the Commonwealth Court has handled recent cases.

According to the article, the court has made clear in reported and unreported decisions that authorities must follow specific procedures before making a tax sale.

While some attorneys quoted in the article said they have noticed more cases reaching the appellate level, Alexander, who represents the Treasurer of Montgomery County, said he has seen fewer.

Alexander-Glassman-cropped“It’s as simple as just making sure you follow the exact letter of the law,” Glassman said in the article. “It’s on the counties to do it themselves to make sure they comply with the law prior to sales.”

In several recent cases, the Commonwealth Court took issue with trial court decisions related to the notice provisions of the Real Estate Tax Sale Law.

In some instances tax-related cases have passed through the Commonwealth Court and judges see no issue with the municipality’s procedures. Others are resolved at the trial court level. But, some are handled by appellate judges.

Based on his count, Alexander said there have been fewer Montgomery County tax cases reaching the appellate level in recent years. He noted that Montgomery County had improved its policies and procedures.