Marsha L. Kleffman

Senior Associate

Marsha has practiced in the area of property tax and valuation for her entire career. She has experience in appealing the valuation of hotels, office buildings, and industrial properties, as well as developing personal property percent good tables for governmental and corporate entities and obtaining tax exemptions for qualifying properties. She has presented property tax appeals to state and local tax boards and courts and is a licensed attorney in the states of Ohio and Illinois.

Vast Experience 

Prior to joining Rubin and Associates, Marsha operated her own practice, primarily focusing on industrial property valuation and assessment. Marsha has held a variety of positions contributing to her broad wealth of knowledge and experience, including serving as a senior manager at Advantax Management Corporation and holding the position of regional director for American Appraisal Property Tax Services, Inc., a division of American Appraisal Associates, Inc. Before that she was a national manager of property tax consulting for the Chicago office of Ernst & Young, LLP and was also employed by Coopers & Lybrand in its property tax group. She practiced in the area of property taxation for a Chicago law firm and was in-house counsel to the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), where she analyzed legal issues involving assessment and taxation, prepared policy memoranda, and drafted amicus briefs to the US Supreme Court. She was also a hearing officer and auditor for the Ohio Department of Taxation.

Industry Leader 

Marsha has been a long time active member of multiple tax focused professional groups, including Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO).

Recognized Work 

Marsha has had two articles published in industry publications: “Demonstrating Obsolescence to an Assessor: Real and Personal Property Issues on a Manufacturing Facility,” Journal of State Taxation, March-April, 2008; and “Asset Valuation in an Income-Tax-Favored Acquisition May not Reflect FMV,” Journal of Multistate Taxation, November/December 1997. She also was a key speaker at the 2005 26th Legal Seminar in Chicago, where she presented the IAAO Standard on Personal Property Valuation.