Karen H. Bauernschmidt is of counsel in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the probate and tax group. She has more than 40 years of real property valuation experience from across all of Ohio's 88 counties. Throughout her career, she has successfully reduced real estate taxes on all types of commercial and industrial properties including apartments (conventional and affordable); office buildings; shopping centers and malls; department stores; banks; hotels and motels; assisted living facilities; warehouses; condominiums; distribution centers; recreational facilities and clubs; restaurants; industrial and manufacturing plants.
Karen has represented clients in several precedent-setting cases before the Ohio Supreme Court. This includes cases involving: the methodology for valuation of subsidized and affordable apartment projects; the requirement of Board of Tax Appeals to state findings of fact and conclusions of law in decisions; and the rights of property owner to dismiss an appeal before the BTA when the school board has not appealed.
Karen is one of the founding members, and current board member, of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys. In addition, she is a member of the American Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and its Tax Committee, the Ohio Women's Bar Association, and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Prior to joining Vorys, Karen was the owner of Karen H. Bauernschmidt Co. LPA. Karen received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and her B.A. from Wittenberg University.
Bauernschmidt Law Firm
6700 Beta Drive
Mayfield Village, OH 44143