Darlene A. Sullivan, Esq., CMI, joined Popp Hutcheson in 2001, and she has devoted her legal career to representing commercial property owners in every aspect of their property tax appeals. Darlene is active in the firm’s case management, with an emphasis on negotiation and settlement. She has represented a broad range of properties and her current area of practice includes both real and personal property. She has extensive expertise in the valuation and appeal of retail centers, freestanding retail, big-box retail, office properties, and industrial warehouses. Darlene chairs the firm’s Client Connection Committee.
Darlene is a frequent speaker at tax industry seminars, including the Texas Association of Assessing Officers (TAAO) Annual Conference and the yearly Texas A&M Legal Seminar on Ad Valorem Taxation, for which she is also a member of the seminar planning committee. Darlene has instructed property tax law courses for the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP). In addition, she is a member of American Property Tax Counsel (APTC) and the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), for which she has served on the Property Tax Symposium planning committee. Darlene has authored articles in various publications, including Texas Real Estate Business, Commercial Property Tax Executive, and National Real Estate Investor. At the start of her career, Darlene was named a Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star.
Darlene attended Duke University as an undergraduate student and received her Bachelor of Arts in History with Honors in 1998. Darlene received her legal education at The University of Texas School of Law, earning her J.D. in 2001. While in law school, Darlene was editor-in-chief of the Texas Review of Entertainment and Sports Law.