TischlerBise has calculated over 800 impact fees/excise taxes throughout the United States and Canada - more than any firm in the country. None of the firm's impact fees have been successfully challenged. These one-time fees, used to fund capital improvements needed to accommodate new development, have become increasingly popular with local governments.
Whenever TischlerBise has been retained by the private sector to critique public sector fees, the fee has always been reduced or eliminated. Our firm's extensive public and private sector experience is very beneficial, as it enables us to approach each project with a comprehensive understanding of various perspectives.
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