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Why hire an attorney to represent me in an audit?

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    Superior litigation and advocacy skills 

    Due to their specialized training in law, tax attorneys are simply in the best position to advise and defend individuals or businesses. Attorneys bring to the table a number of significant benefits which include:

    • In-depth knowledge of the law, legal research and procedure
    • Specialized training in the art of persuasion and negotiation
    • Three or more years of post-graduate, formal education
    • Attorney-Client Privilege
    • Only attorneys can represent you in a court of law should litigation become necessary
    • Licensure by the California State Bar, which maintains strict minimum competency standards

    Attorneys can help you settle your case if necessary

    Hiring an attorney as opposed to an accountant or enrolled agent also demonstrates to the IRS and other taxing agencies that you are serious about potentially litigating the merits of your case if necessary. Oftentimes, if the government does not have a reasonable chance of prevailing in a court of law, they may be more willing to settle your case if they know that you are serious about litigation.

    Avoidance of excessive civil and criminal liability

    Because attorneys are specifically trained in the law, they can help spot issues of IRS misconduct or misinterpretation of the law that other tax professionals may miss, which may significantly reduce your civil and criminal liabilities. Attorneys are also in a better position to detect if the IRS has begun a criminal investigation, and in rare cases may even raise equitable or other non-tax related defenses on your behalf.

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    I have over 20 years of combined experience as a tax attorney and CPA.

    Contact my offices in Orange County or Los Angeles, or call 800-681-1295 to learn how I can assist with your audit or tax concerns.


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    Orange County
    2601 Main St. Penthouse Suite
    Irvine, CA 92614
    (949) 681-3502

    Our headquarters is located in Irvine, CA. Our beautiful 19,700 office space is staffed full-time and always available for our clients to meet with our highly qualified and experienced staff of Attorneys, Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents. We also offer virtual consultations and can travel to meet with clients in one of our satellite offices.

    Outside of our 4 hour initial consultation option, we do not charge travel time or travel expenses when traveling to one of our Satellite offices, or surrounding business districts, where it is necessary to meet personally with taxing authority personnel, make court appearances, or any in person meeting deemed necessary for the effective representation of a client. To make this as flexible, efficient, and convenient as possible, David W. Klasing is an Instrument Rated Private Pilot and Utilizes the Firms Cirrus SR22 to service client’s in California and in the Southwest by air. Offices outside these areas are serviced via commercial jet airlines. None of these costs are charged to our clients.

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