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Kevin M. Clyne


HKCC Partner Kevin M. Clyne has achieved a distinctive track record successfully prosecuting the valuation of diverse types of commercial properties. During his years at the bar, he has developed a reputation as a vigilant advocate for his client’s interests throughout Long Island and New York State.

Kevin has handled complex property tax matters in most regions of New York, from Long Island, to the northern suburbs of New York City, from the Hudson Valley and Capital Region to the westernmost parts of New York State. He is an experienced trial attorney. Most notably, Kevin tried to successful conclusion several big box retail cases in upstate New York utilizing a methodology of first impression in New York.

Kevin also oversees the real estate portfolio for a rapidly expanding supply warehouse owner across the country, utilizing his broad network of local property tax experts and consulting with them to ensure his client’s property tax burdens are at equitable and competitive levels.

Education and Honors

Kevin is a 1999 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review, and a 1996 cum laude graduate of Loyola College of Maryland. He was named to the Long Island Business News Top 40 under 40 Class of 2012, and received a Leadership in Law award in November 2014, recognizing his positive impact on the both the legal profession and community on Long Island.

Professional Memberships & Community Participation

Kevin is a member of the Tax Certiorari and Condemnation Committees of the Nassau County Bar Association, the Suffolk County Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the City of New York. He also is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), a national group of professionals who dedicate their careers to property tax issues. Kevin presented before the IPT national symposium in November 2012 on the topic of the review and use of appraisals in litigation, and has been a member of the annual Property Tax Symposium committee since 2013, assisting in the selection and development of topics of national and regional significance.  He will serve as the 2016 IPT Property Tax Symposium Chair.  The Symposium will be held in Tucson, Arizona from November 13 to 16th, 2016.  Among Kevin’s other affiliations are the Long Island Real Estate Group (LIREG); Action Long Island (ALI), where he co-chaired the ALI Housing Task Force; and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology (ACIT), a Long Island based business and networking group, with which he also serves as Golf Outing co-chair. Kevin served as a board member of the New York Condemnation Conference and has lectured on property tax law at Hofstra University School of Law. His charitable initiatives include serving on the Golf Committee for the Hagedorn Little Village School in Seaford and actively advancing the cause of supported employment for individuals with disabilities for Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities (ACLD) in Bethpage.  Kevin lives in Bethpage, NY with his wife and two children, where he is a CYO and PAL youth basketball coach, and assists his daughter and wife in their autism advocacy efforts (Piece by Piece Bethpage).

Contact Kevin to discuss prosecuting the valuation of your commercial property.