Lead Counsel independently verifies Employment Tax attorneys in Los Angeles by conferring with California bar associations and conducting annual reviews to confirm that an attorney practices in their advertised practice areas and possesses a valid bar license for the appropriate jurisdictions.
Employers are required to withhold federal taxes for their employees, including Social Security taxes, and deposit that money and pay a matching amount to the Internal Revenue Service. Failure to do so has serious consequences. The IRS can close the business, file a tax lien, freeze its credit, and assess penalties and interest.
Tax trouble can be devastating so you should consult with a Los Angeles lawyer experienced handling employment tax cases. The lawyer can explain the law and help you steer through volumes of tax code, prepare the necessary documents, guide you through IRS’s procedures, and aggressively represent you.
In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.
An experienced lawyer should be able to communicate a basic “road map” on how to proceed. The lawyer should be able to walk you through the anticipated process, key considerations, and potential pitfalls to avoid. Once you’ve laid out the facts of your situation to the lawyer, he/she should be able to frame expectations and likely scenarios to help you understand your legal issue.
Experience. Regardless of the type of legal matter you need help with, an experienced attorney will usually be able to get you better results.
Competence. Determine an attorney’s expertise by asking about their track record for the issue you need help with resolving.
Fit. There are plenty of good attorneys out there; make sure you find one you are comfortable working with.
Personal jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority over a person, in order to bind that person to the judgment of the court, based on minimum contacts. International Shoe Co v. Washington is a landmark Supreme Court case outlining the scope of a state court’s reach in personal jurisdiction.