Christopher P. Byrnes, Associate
Christopher Byrnes has been an Associate at Schroder & Strom, LLP since his admission to the New York State Bar in January 2011. His practice focuses on real estate tax appeals all across Long Island and throughout New York State. He handles all aspects of property tax assessment litigation, from property valuation and negotiation to trials and appellate advocacy. Chris has successfully resolved thousands of property tax appeals throughout his career, saving his clients millions of dollars. His clients include real estate developers, Fortune 500 corporations, condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner associations, nonprofits, small businesses, property managers and private homeowners.
Chris regularly provides pro bono legal services to elderly, low income homeowners seeking to file Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption applications. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Chris helped dozens of residential and commercial property owners obtain property tax refunds as a result of the damage sustained to their property during the storm. In 2016, he received the Pro Bono Legal Services Recognition Award from the Iranian-American Bar Association.
Chris serves on the Board of Directors of the Long Island chapter of Community Associations Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education and resources to board members of Cooperatives, Condominiums, and Homeowner Associations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. In 2016, 2017, and 2019 Chris served as co-chair of the Chapter’s Annual Trade Show (its biggest fundraiser) during which time its attendance increased by over 65%. In 2018, Chris served a one-year term as Chapter President.
Chris is also an active member of the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations, the New York State Bar Association, Community Bankers’ Mortgage Forum, the Federalist Society, and is a past president of the Great South Bay Chapter of BNI. He is a member of the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.
Chris earned his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Stony Brook University and his J.D from Hofstra University in 2010. He is admitted to the bars of New York and New Jersey.
Chris lives in Huntington Station, N.Y. with his wife, Lisa. They have two children, Nathaniel and Nora.