Suffolk and Nassau Counties Commercial Property Assessment Reduction Attorney

Achieving property tax reductions for owners and tenants of small and large commercial properties in the Suffolk towns of Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Shelter Island, Smithtown, Southampton and Southold, and Nassau County

Scott DeSimone began practicing law in 1992. The following year, he was appointed as an Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York. He represented the town in all matters related to property tax grievances ( Tax Certiorari ) and real property tax administration, as well as all condemnation proceedings. As the Town of Brookhaven is the third largest assessing unit in New York State, smaller only than New York City and Nassau County, this experience laid the foundation for the many years of success he has enjoyed as a Suffolk County commercial property tax reduction attorney. In 1995, Scott became an associate at the law firm of Siegel Fenchel & Peddy P.C. in Garden City, New York, located in Nassau County concentrating strictly in tax certiorari and condemnation. He represented commercial property owners in assessment review proceedings throughout New York State, but predominately in Nassau and Suffolk counties. He also headed the residential Small Claims Assessment Review ( SCAR ) department and represented property owners in numerous condemnation proceedings.

Scott left Siegel Fenchel & Peddy P.C. in 1998 to start his own law practice focusing as a Suffolk County commercial property assessment review lawyer, while also providing legal services in the areas of condemnation, residential real estate transactions and land use. In addition, he acts as Special Counsel for Tax Certiorari to numerous municipalities on Long Island and is active in the Suffolk County Bar Association. He has served on three occasions as chairman of the Condemnation and Tax Certiorari Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. He is also a member of the New York State Bar Association.

Suffolk County commercial property tax reduction attorney Scott DeSimone was born in the Bronx and grew up in Plainview ( Nassau County ), New York. He currently resides in Peconic ( Suffolk County ), New York with his two children, ages 14 and 18. He served eight years ( 2006-2014 ) as a member of the Southold Union Free School District Board of Education and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southold Schools Educational Foundation. He co-founded the North Fork Lacrosse Club, a youth lacrosse organization where he served on the board of directors and as a coach. He also served as a volunteer assistant coach with the local school boys lacrosse program primarily providing goal tending instruction. He is now a member of the Suffolk County Lacrosse Officials Association officiating Junior and Senior High School boys lacrosse games.

Trust your real property tax matters to a dedicated Long Island Tax Certiorari lawyer

Founding attorney Scott DeSimone skillfully attends to your real estate tax needs in a timely manner. You can count on him to assist you in achieving property tax reductions for your commercial and/or residential property in Suffolk and Nassau Counties as well as providing help with other real estate matters.

For a free consultation, contact Scott DeSimone P.C. online or call us at 631.765.3535. The law firm primarily represents businesses and individuals who own or lease property in the Suffolk County towns of Brookhaven, East Hampton, Huntington, Islip, Smithtown, Shelter Island, Southampton and Southold, and in Nassau County.

Scott DeSimone, attorney

Real estate law practice areas


  • New York Appellate Division Second Department,  1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York, 1992


Special counsel

Tax Certiorari

  • Present
    • Town of Babylon ( Suffolk County )
    • Town of Riverhead ( Suffolk County )
    • Village of East Hills ( Nassau County )
  • Former
    • Town of Huntington ( Suffolk County )
    • Town of Southold ( Suffolk County )
    • County of Nassau
    • Village of Laurel Hollow ( Nassau County )

Zoning Board of Appeals

  • Former
    • Town of Riverhead ( Suffolk County )

Professional memberships