Our Attorneys

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.  In 2017, he began relitigating the issue of big box valuation in New York State, in an attempt to bring some statewide consistency to the controversy.

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, and served as the 2016 IPT Property Tax Symposium Chair.   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 he is currently President of the Board of Directors of  Advancement for Commerce, Industry and Technology (ACIT), a Long Island based business and networking group. 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.  Kevin is also a proud supporter of his daughter Kathryn’s autism advocacy efforts,  which were started to show support for her little brother and the rest of the Long Island community living with the daily challenges of autism.

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