City of Newton Wins Real Estate Tax Appeal, Denying Property Tax Exemption to a Premier Retirement Community

NEWTON, Mass – In a precedent setting case with national implications, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board released its findings of fact and report in the case of Lasell Village v. Board of Assessors of the City of Newton, denying Lasell Village’s claim that its facility, a premier retirement community that was developed by Lasell College, is exempt from local property taxes.

Attorneys John M. Lynch and Stephen W. DeCourcey of the Boston law firm Lynch, DeSimone & Nylen, LLP, represented the Newton Board of Assessors.

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