Multi-County Ad Valorem Tax Litigation Results in $116,000,000 Valuation of Electricity Generating Wind Turbines

TISDAL & O'HARA represented the Assessors of Custer, Woodward and Washita Counties in litigation against affiliates of a worldwide wind energy company concerning the valuation of 120 wind turbines for ad valorem tax purposes. The firm's representation lead to judgments in the three counties of market values of the wind turbines totaling approximately $116 million. Such valuation resulted in the distribution of substantial ad valorem tax revenue to area school systems and other facilities dependent on such funds.