Petersburg Treasurer Deposits Big Success for Delinquent Tax

Monday, July 8th, 2013 @ 7:54AM

PETERSBURG, VIRGINIA  — Kevin Brown, Treasurer of the City of Petersburg, announced today that his office, working with the law firm of Sands Anderson, has collected $214,018.01 in delinquent real estate taxes owed to the City by Petersburg Regency, LLC. on a local hotel property.

“This amount has accumulated since 2007 and represents the largest amount of delinquent real estate taxes owed to the City on any one property,” Brown reported. ” We collected the full amount due to the City, without deduction. ”

Brown said, “My office will continue to be diligent in the collection of taxes in a fair and consistent basis for all citizens of the City.” The city has recently teamed with Sands Anderson PC’s Virginia local government lawyers, he stated.

“Within 6 months after turning this and other matters over to our legal experts, we have collected this past due account plus approximately $11,000 in other delinquent real estate taxes,” Brown asserted. He noted that the agreement with Sands Anderson is for legal fees to be paid by the delinquent taxpayer.  The City has no expense in fees for their effort.

“It is a pleasure to work with the Treasurer and the City on these matters,” said James E. Cornwell, Jr., supervising attorney for the delinquent real estate tax collections.

“As part of our efforts for the City, we plan to conduct a sale of delinquent properties within the next 60 days,” he said. Notices of these sales, along with others across the state, are posted on the law firm’s VaDelinquentTaxSale.com website.

Founded in 1842, Sands Anderson has 70 lawyers practicing in its five offices in Richmond, Christiansburg, Fredericksburg and McLean, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For 2012, the firm is ranked ninth in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly annual listing of the state’s largest law firms. Sands Anderson provides a full range of legal services to corporations and businesses, healthcare providers, financial institutions, state and local governments, the insurance industry, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.sandsanderson.com.

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