Experienced Representation For More Than 30 Years


A number of times since 2005, our company has retained Michael J. Hughes to utilize his experience in assessment reductions. We have been extremely satisfied with the successful results we have attained. I would highly recommend his services to any owner of commercial Real Estate.

Louis A. Vaccaro
Kenmore Development Company


Michael Hughes has successfully challenged four of my commercial property reassessments (three in Buffalo and one in Rochester). “Satisfied” is an understatement!  Communication 10/10 – very timely replies to all emails and phone calls.  Integrity 10/10 – Case fee is based solely on results. Multiple meetings with the Buffalo Assessors including a site visit. No hourly or surprise billing.   Results 10/10 – Four assessment challenges / Four expeditiously and successfully negotiated reductions, avoiding multiple years of litigation.

Peter Rouff
Independent Commercial Property Owner


I wholeheartedly endorse the Law Offices of Michael J. Hughes for reducing real property tax assessments on commercial properties. Michael Hughes has represented our companies in Erie and Monroe Counties using his extensive background, experience, and calm, respectful approach to negotiate mutually beneficial settlements while also maintaining good municipal relationships. Although we often reach an expeditious result, Uniland requres counsel be prepared to litigate when necessary, which Michael also manages effectively. I recomment the Law Offices of Michael J. Hughes to other commercial property owners as each of us must aggressively control operating costs to succeed in today’s business environment.

Virginia Henderson
Uniland Property Management


Michael Hughes represented our company for many years in a number of Real Estate Assessment challenges. He has been successful in obtaining favorable results for our company. I am always satisfied with Mike’s attention to detail and level of preparation. I can confidently recommend Mike for these services.

Mike Ervolina
Valu Home Centers