Gary A. Appel - Professional Profile

Professional Areas of Practice

  • Ad Valorem tax consulting and representation of property owners before the Local Property Appraisers, Administrative Appeals Boards and Circuit Courts.
  • Historic Preservation tax consulting and representation of taxpayers before the State Historic Preservation Offices, the National Park Service and the Internal Revenue Service seeking Federal, State and Local tax credits and abatements for the rehabilitation of historic buildings.
  • Enterprise Zone Program consulting and representation of companies before the various agencies seeking Federal, State and Local tax credits and abatements for the creation of jobs and other economic  activity in designated geographical areas
  • Commercial real estate brokerage and lease negotiations on behalf of landlords and tenants
  • Green Incentives

Professional Experience

  • Property Tax Adjusters, Inc., d/b/a/ Garth Realty Corporation, Aventura, FL (Principal - ad valorem tax consultant/historic preservation tax consultant/real estate broker: 1994-present)
  • Law Offices of Gary A. Appel, PA, Miami, FL (attorney: 1993-present)
  • Bates-Appel, Inc., Aventura, FL (principal - ad valorem tax and historic preservation tax consultant: 1996-2003)
  • Real Estate Tax Services, Inc., Miami, FL (ad valorem tax consultant: 1993-1994)
  • Deloitte & Touche, New York, NY (Federal tax consultant: 1992-1993)
  • Buchanan Ingersoll, P.C., Aventura, FL (attorney: 1992)
  • CB Richard Ellis, Inc., New York, NY (commercial real estate broker: 1984-1991)

Professional Licenses

  • Florida Bar
  • Connecticut Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Florida Real Estate Broker

Professional Affiliations

  • City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board (2008-2009)
  • City of Miami Beach Planning Board
  • Miami Design Preservation League- Executive Committee, Voting Board of Directors Member
  • National, Florida and Broward Trusts for Historic Preservation
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • Carnegie Mellon Admissions Council
  • Miami Beach Bar Association


  • University of Miami Law School - LL.M. - Taxation
  • Fordham University School of Law –  J.D.(Evening Division)
  • Carnegie Mellon University - B.S. (History and Managerial Economics)
  • Continuing education related to law and real estate licenses
  • Volunteer lecturer at seminars on historic preservation