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What Qualities Should I Look for In a Tax Law Attorney?

Posted on March 25th, 2021

Tax Law Attorney in Belgrade, MT

Whether you’re struggling to handle an IRS challenge or looking for smarter ways to organize your business, you can benefit a lot by consulting a qualified attorney. But how does one find the right fit?

Lawrence faced this exact problem. He needed an attorney to represent him as he scaled his independent book printing business. He wanted to lease a commercial property, along with book printing equipment. But he had concerns about the financial and tax implications. Rather than act impulsively, Lawrence first worked with his team to determine what he would actually need and want from any legal representation. He wanted:

  • Someone with lots of business tax law experience.
  • A law firm that was local enough and resource rich enough to be on call to deal with questions as they popped up.
  • A firm that exuded enough confidence to allow Lawrence to make the hand-off without excess worry.
  • A lawyer who had a track record for being ethical and effective.
  • An attorney who could explain things in clear layperson’s language so that Lawrence could follow along without having to hire a translator.
  • An attorney who could work with his CPA, financial advisor, and his insurance agent.

After establishing these criteria, Lawrence collected names of prospective attorneys and firms. He read their materials and looked at reviews from past clients online. He then booked appointments with three firms that seemed to fit the bill. He came prepared for these meetings with lots of questions, both about his situation/needs and the firm’s history, experience and philosophy.

Lawrence asked about the nuts and bolts-how much the firm charged, what he could expect in the way of service, and how they would approach the case. But he also asked deeper questions, like:

  • Why do you do tax law work? What drives you?
  • What are your firm’s greatest strengths and weaknesses?
  • What mistakes have you made in the past? What did you learn from them?

After taking good notes, Lawrence retreated to his bunker and talked with his wife and leadership council. Using rational judgment, informed by intuition, he decided. He then got proactive about the relationship, writing questions prior to meetings so that he could “batch ask” them to minimize his expense. Result? Lawrence built up his independent printing operation-a dream come true-and confidently headed down the road to scaling his business.

Consult a Tax Law Attorney in Belgrade, MT

A tax law attorney in Belgrade, MT will help fight for your business’s best interests when dealing with the IRS and help minimize your tax burden. The team at Silverman Law Office, PLLC is standing by to provide you with expert advice.


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