About Our Company

 

Tax Recourse, LLC. is a full-service provider of state and local tax recovery and minimization consulting services. Our core services include real and personal property administration, tax appeal and protest services, and business property return filing for commercial clients.


With three office locations, our corporate location is based in Houston, Texas. However, our commercial clients are located in every state and we actively protest and appeal their properties throughout the nation. 

About Us

Michael J. Slevens, Founder & CEO

 Michael leads Tax Recourse, LLC. and has over 25 years of experience in commercial real estate and ad valorem tax appeal representation. Michael began his career as an assistant appraiser hired by a commercial appeal firm, becoming Generally Certified in the state of New Jersey in 1994. He has held positions throughout his career in both the Property Tax Consultant field, such as a Senior Property Tax Consultant for Deloitte & Touche, LLP, as well as the Corporate Tax field, holding the position of Manager of Property Tax for Toys “R” Us, Inc. Having worked on both sides Michael is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of commercial clients regarding the protest and appeal process. Throughout his career he has and continues to represent clients with large commercial portfolios, such as, Toys “R” Us, Cafaro, Home Depot, and Brixmor Properties. Michael’s extensive experience in commercial property tax appeal and protest cases consulting both locally in Texas and nationally, has developed him as an expert in negotiating values, and identifying long term tax saving strategies for commercial property owners. Michael is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in New Jersey, and is a registered Senior Property Tax Consultant with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR). 

Marissa C. Sweet, Executive Vice President

 Marissa manages over the day to day operations at Tax Recourse, LLC. In addition, she leads the sales and marketing team at Tax Recourse, LLC. She has an experienced background in sales and marketing for over 10 plus years. She emphasizes and maintains each of her clients receive superior customer service and a customized approach to their target goals related to commercial tax appeal and protest. She believes that each protest filed is just as important as the next as it saves many commercial businesses on their bottom line. She graduated from the University of Houston with a double major in Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Management. Marissa is a licensed Property Tax Consultant in the State of Texas, a licensed appraiser apprentice in the State of Texas, and a licensed real estate agent in the State of Texas. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and a proud supporter of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo based in Texas. 

Derrick Dyslin, Vice President of Appeals

Derrick leads the appeal team and has over 14 years of experience in all phases of real and personal property assessment, protest of complex properties, including appeal board representation, testimony, and tax exemptions. He ensures each client receives a thorough property valuation and review no matter the size of the property or tax appeal case. Every commercial client is important as is every protest. Prior to joining the team, he spent several years with Deloitte and received different industries' protest experience and gained significant experience in protest for each. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 2001 and quickly moved back to Texas. Additional education includes Wichita State University Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation, Intermediate Real Property Tax School, Intermediate Personal Property Tax School, Institute for Professionals in Taxation, and Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals. Derrick is a licensed Property Tax Consultant in Texas and is a CMI candidate with IPT.