Founder, Managing Partner, Head of Property Tax
Will Presson is the Founder of Merit Advisors and currently serves as Managing Partner. Will manages clients’ property portfolios, working to minimize their annual property tax liabilities and ensure accurate valuations. With this focus, his previous experience as Chief Appraiser for the Cooke County (TX) Appraisal District benefits his clients significantly, as he frequently negotiates with officials at the city, county and state levels to achieve assessed value adjustments. Will also directs property tax return preparation, audits and appeals, and proactively secures tax abatements and exemptions for his clients. Additionally, he serves as the Senior Review Appraiser at Merit, reviewing and approving all appraisal reports, and is a court-recognized expert witness in valuation matters.
Will is a Texas-licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant, a Texas Department of Transportation-approved appraiser and a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser in Texas and Oklahoma. He is also experienced in Texas school finance and administration, having served as President of the Gainesville I.S.D. Board of Trustees.