San Francisco Tax Attorney: Most Asked Questions
1. Why do you offer a free, no obligation consultation?
We believe that you have the right to interview various San Francisco tax attorneys before hiring one. See whose style fits you best. The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with the person you're working with.
2. What's the benefit of having a local San Francisco attorney vs. hiring from a national firm?
With a local office, you will likely have a personable experience, something many clients desire during what can be a tremendously stressful time. A local attorney is not only more accessible but likely has more knowledge of the local tax & law codes, which is necessary to achieve the best result for you.
3. What questions should I ask an attorney during the initial interview?
There are so many San Francisco tax attorneys to choose from that it can get confusing. The best tactic is for you to look past the surface appearance and ask the questions that matter most. How long has the attorney been practicing? Is tax law his/her specialty? Does the tax attorney have an LL.M. in tax? Where did s/he go to law school? What recent cases has s/he won? Don't be afraid to do a web search and see if a previous client has complained about the attorney.
4. Should I hire someone who has a flat fee of $99?
Attorneys can often lure clients in with promises of low legal fees. Unfortunately, the saying that "you get what you pay for" is often true. Ask yourself why this attorney is offering such a low deal? In the end, will trying to save money by hiring this attorney just cost you more?
5. What can I expect when I come into GoldPoint Law Group?
When you arrive for your free consultation, you’ll be met by Ravi, the Managing Partner, in a comfortable and relaxed environment. There is no need to bring anything – just have a general idea of the issues you are facing and a list of questions. During the consultation, you and Ravi will talk confidentially about your current financial situation and explore the best options for you.
Ravi is knowledgeable, compassionate, and calm. Clients tend to leave his office feeling more at ease and in control of their situation.
6. What if I don't have enough money for a full retainer?
We are more than happy to work with clients to come up with an affordable payment plan. We also accept credit cards.
Our goal is to build long-term relationships.
7. You keep saying LL.M. What is that anyway?
The LL.M. (Master of Laws) is an internationally recognized postgraduate law degree. It is usually obtained by completing a one-year full-time program. Law students and professionals frequently pursue the LL.M. to gain expertise in a specialized field of law, for example in the area of tax law or international law. Many law firms prefer job candidates with an LL.M. degree because it indicates that a lawyer has acquired advanced, specialized legal training, and is qualified to work in a multinational legal environment.
Ravi received his LL.M. from Georgetown Law Center, which is ranked as the preeminent program of its kind in the nation.
8. I have a question you haven't answered here.
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