Tax Attorney Los AngelesEnterprise Consultants Group LLC is a tax advocacy firm founded in 2007 and is comprised of Tax attorneys, Enrolled Agents, and Consultants. Our skill in representing clients before federal, state and local tax agencies has earned Barry L. Guterman various peer recognitions, including selection for inclusion in the Super Lawyers list and Martindale-Hubbell's AV Preeminent rating in the area of taxation.
As a former IRS Chief Counsel attorney for 12 years, Patrick McGinnis truly knows what needs to be done and how to do it. An experienced litigator, Mr. McGinnis puts in the time and energy to prepare for trial in any given case, knowing these efforts will lead to a better settlement for his client, even if the case never goes to court.
We at Givner & Kaye recognize that when it comes to choosing a tax lawyer or choosing someone to help you with your estate planning, estate tax planning, asset protection, post-mortem planning, IRS audits and appeals, business agreements, and entity formation and maintenance, you have many options.
In addition to his experiences in private practice, Andrew also brings several years of service in the Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Division as a law clerk for the Honorable Mitchell L. Beckloff, Honorable Reva G. Goetz, and Honorable Michael I. Levanas.
Independent survey studies by this writer and others, as well as bankruptcy court statistics, show that in several parts of the United States, but more particularly in urban jurisdictions like New York, Arizona Attorneys and Los Angeles, both before as well as AFTER the draconian 2005 "reform" law, a significant number of the debtors who file bankruptcy, particularly Chapter 7, still file Chapter 7 bankruptcy without lawyer.
They generally cite two basic reasons upon which they rest their basis for saying this: (1) that an overwhelming majority of personal bankruptcy cases are so-called "no asset" or "minimum asset" cases - meaning, cases in which the owing debtors literally have or own absolutely NOTHING that the creditors can claim or attach, let alone any money for paying the lawyer's hefty fees, and so have no basis to hire lawyers since they lack any worthy property or asset for a lawyer to protect from the creditors if they filed for bankruptcy; and (2) the FACT that bankruptcy, they say (contrary to the layman's common belief that bankruptcy is a complicated procedure), is really a relatively simple matter which often involves the mere completion of simple routine forms and submitting them to the local bankruptcy court.
Hiring a tax attorney in an IRS dispute situation is can be seen as an investment rather than a cost - because the customer isn't looking for a service, but for a financial return from the tax lawyer's work - in the form of avoided asset seizures, compromised tax debt amounts, and the like.
If a federal extension is filed via IRS Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return the extension applies only to the amount of time to file - the payment of the taxes or an amount satisfying the safe harbor provision is still due by the original date.