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About Sara C. Sorenson, Esq.

"As an attorney, I am a facilitator: I strive to add value to my clients' businesses through my advice and assistance. I am an advocate: advancing my clients' best interests in every transaction. I am a counselor: staying current on developments in the law to advise clients on their available options and help determine the best course of action."

After more than seven years in general practice, Sara launched Sorenson Law, LLC to focus on the areas of the law she is most passionate about in a streamlined, modern law practice setting. She is committed to providing clients with expert advice and guidance on complex issues in an effective and efficient manner. 

Sara's practice focuses on Georgia property tax law. Sara has experience preparing and filing returns and property tax appeals; negotiating real property valuation with county tax assessors; and representing taxpayers before boards of equalization, hearing officers, in arbitration, and in superior court. She also counsels clients on options to simplify their property taxes, including filing parcel consolidations and preferential assessments, including CUVA and FLPA. Sara stays apprised of legislative developments in Georgia and has testified before state Senate and House committees and subcommittees on proposed property tax legislation. 

Sara also has experience assisting property owners with various real property issues and disputes related to building permits, zoning variances, easements, nuisance, and water runoff issues. 

Sara continues to act as corporate counsel for several small businesses. She enjoys playing a proactive role for her clients by carefully planning and drafting to avoid future issues.  

Sara lives in Smyrna with her husband, two sons, and their dog. 

Education:

  • University of Virginia, B.A.

  • Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude

Memberships:

  • State Bar of Georgia

  • Atlanta Bar Association

  • Georgia Association of Assessing Officials

  • National Association of Property Tax Attorneys

  • Smyrna Business Association, Board of Directors (2019)

Admissions:

  • All State Courts of Georgia

  • US. Northern District of Georgia

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Speaking Engagements:

  • Speaker, “Updates and Trends in Georgia Property Tax,” April 25, 2019, Atlanta Bar Association Joint Tax Law and Real Estate Law Sections’ CLE Program on Real Estate and Property Tax Trends.

  • Panelist, “Hot Trends and Issues in Property Tax,” March 14, 2019, American Bar Association and Institute for Professionals in Taxation’s 2019 Advanced Property Tax Seminar.

  • Speaker, “Representing Homeowners at Fulton County Board of Equalization Hearing,” November 13, 2018, a seminar for volunteer attorneys of Atlanta Legal Aid.

  • Speaker, “Developments in Georgia Property Tax Law,” October 12, 2018, annual meeting of the National Association of Property Tax Attorneys (NAPTA).

  • Speaker, "Overview of Georgia Property Tax Law", December 20, 2012 ICLE seminar entitled Ad Valorem Property Taxation in Georgia.

Published Articles:

  • "The Heron Lake II Apartments Decision: Impacting the Taxation of Low Income Housing Properties in Georgia," published in The Real Estate Lawyer, the newsletter of the Atlanta Bar Association's Real Estate Section, Spring 2017.

  • "A Summary of House Bill 202 - Changes to Georgia's Real Property Tax Assessment and Appeal System for 2016," published in the Georgia Bar's Real Property Law Section newsletter, March 2016.

  • "Overview of Georgia Property Tax Law", December 20, 2012 ICLE seminar entitled Ad Valorem Property Taxation in Georgia.


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Sara Sorenson attends signing of HB 202

May 5, 2015

Sara worked with representatives of the Georgia Association of Assessing Officials (GAAO), Georgia Superior Court Clerk's Authority (GSCCA), the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG), representatives from Georgia Tax Commisioners, and other Georgia attorneys to draft House Bill 202, which revised Georgia's property tax appeal procedure.