Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
It is always a good idea to talk to people. A good course of action would be to get a recommendation from your accountant or friends or in some other way get a better feel for that attorney. For example, at my website, I provide client recommendations to give the public an idea of what my clients think of my service. Once you have a recommendation and have researched the lawyer by looking at their website, then call them and spend some time getting to know them to see if you have a comfort level with that attorney. Most good attorneys understand how important it is to establish and maintain client rapport and teamwork in reaching client goals.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
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It's important that they are an Enrolled Agent, federally licensed by the IRS. Enrolled Agents are required to pass a written examination demonstrating special competence in tax matters (or to have worked at the IRS for at least five years). The IRS requires all Enrolled Agents pass a stringent application process including a background check before a license is earned. In order to maintain the license, the IRS requires each agent to complete continuing professional education hours. This, among client testimonials, is very important when selecting a reputable tax attorney.
Answer Applies to: California