Michael Panter, Esq.
Michael Panter has been an attorney, investment banker and corporate executive in New Jersey and New York, and handled more than 400 tax assessment cases in Middlesex and Monmouth counties from 2009 to 2013. He is the co-founder of an investment advisory firm overseeing more than $800 million in private pension assets, and served as a member of the New Jersey State Assembly from 2004-2008, representing the 12th Legislative District in Monmouth and Mercer Counties. His efforts have been featured in national publications ranging from the New York Times to Stars and Stripes, and he has appeared on programs such as NPR’s All Things Considered and Fox News Channel’s Hannity & Colmes.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Syracuse University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and funded his education by working with the United States Army, and his Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School. He plays a leading role in a variety of community and charitable organizations.
Neil Rubenstein, SCRREA, C.T.A.
Neil Rubenstein has been a practicing appraiser of real estate since 1983. He has spent a significant portion of his career engaged in data collection and the mass appraisal field, specifically as it relates to municipal revaluations. He has dealt with all types of municipalities including urban centers, suburban communities, and rural districts.
Neil is a Certified Appraiser and Certified Tax Assessor and serves as Tax Assessor in the Borough of Haworth, NJ. He received his Bachelors of Arts from Muhlenberg College and has continued his education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick as well as augmenting his skills through courses offered by the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers.
Daniel Kelly, C.T.A.
Dan Kelly has been involved in the financial industry in a wide range of capacities for more than 20 years, and served as a Commissioner on the Monmouth County Board of Taxation from 2005 through 2013, including a term as the Board President.
Dan is a Certified Tax Assessor, the co-founder of an investment firm specializing in hospital pension plans and wealth management, and previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and head of fixed income for a national advisory firm. He is an active volunteer with many youth sports programs and charitable organizations, in addition to his local school system, church and team of first responders.
Steven Rubenstein, MAI, SCGREA, C.T.A.
Steven Rubenstein has been appraising property and performing data collection services since 1986. He has given testimony before the county tax boards in Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Sussex, and Ocean Counties as well as before the Tax Court of New Jersey.
Steven is a Certified Tax Assessor and Certified General Appraiser and is a member of the Appraisal Institute and Bergen County Association of Assessors. He has served as a guest speaker and panelist at numerous conferences and boards. He served as the Tax Assessor for the Borough of Glen Rock, NJ from 1996 to 2013 and Wood-Ridge Borough from 1996 to 1999. He graduated from Boston University and has continued his education through seminars and courses given by the Appraisal Institute.
Brandon Sherwood serves as Field Supervisor and Technology professional for RDS, and has been engaged in the fields of construction and property management in New Jersey since 2002. He has served as a managing supervisor and inspector for an appraisal firm for more than eight years, and has overseen revaluation and reassessment projects in a variety of municipalities in both Monmouth and Middlesex counties . He is currently working on acquiring his Certified Tax Assessor certificate as well as his SLRREA.
Kate Quinn serves as RDS’ Project Administrator, focused on streamlining communications between property owners and the RDS inspection team, in addition to auditing property record files. Prior to joining RDS, Kate was a business manager on the UBS foreign equities trading desk and she regularly serves as a community volunteer.
Karin Sidun serves as RDS’ Customer Service Manager, responsible for coordinating the firm’s inspection appointment system and communications with property owners. Karin is a graduate of LIM College in Manhattan and has extensive customer service and retail sales experience for companies including Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein.