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Posted by Jeremy, a Corporate client, Flag
W had a 30-minute telephone consultation, which was freewheeling and very interactive. Philip covered the exact points I wanted to examine and left me with the concise idea in my mind of how to proceed with my specific situation. I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring expert advice on the technicalities of corporate taxation.
Posted by Caroline, a Corporate client, Flag
I think Philip Smith is the BEST lawyer i have found online. He's actually very honest and works extermly hard on your case. I have many issues with corporation filings and partnership documents that were solved. He answers all your questions and very reliable in all areas. He always looks after your best interest and could get straight down to business. :)
Thank you! Phill
Posted by Kevin, a Tax client, Flag
I hired Phillip Smith to help me get my Federal Tax Debt resolved. His game plan was to complete a Postnuptial and then submitt an Offer in Compromise (OIC) to the IRS. With the help of my wife, my accountant and her staff we where able to get Phillip every piece of documentation he asked for (sometimes the same information 2-3x's) within hours if not days. Unfortunately Phillip hasn't had that same sense of urgency. In fact my OIC was supposed to have been submitted 1/31/13...and to date the IRS doesn't have it. When asked in e-mail (a few days into Feb.) what had happened Phil told me he got sick (second time he's used this excuse in our brief history of working together). That was the last time I heard from Phil. I've left countless Voice mail’s & e-mail with no response. I've checked the Sheriffs Department to see if he’s been incarcerated. I’ve been checking obituaries…no sign of Phil until today when I saw he’s responded to the last post on this site 7 days ago. To date I have not received any of the services I’ve paid Phil $4,000 for. Simple communication is all I needed. Now I’m faced with taking the time to file a complaint with the CA. Bar Association while finding another Tax Attorney.
Posted by Hicham, a Business client, Flag
I hired Mr. Smith to resolve legal issues with my partners where we agreed to certain milestones for fixed fee. Mr. Smith requested another retainer before finishing to the terms of the agreement. I will file a complain with the Cal Bar and hope that others individuals get the same service I received from Mr. Phil Smith.
Posted by Tony, a Tax client, Flag
Mr. Smith and I spoke on the phone. He was very prompt in his response to my question. He was very knowledgeable and gave us advice on three different avenues for our corporation to pursue. He was abreast on current issues and drew from his experience to answer any and all of my questions. He was very thorough and I would highly recommend him for your legal needs. A great resource!
Posted by MIKE BURWICK, a Business client, Flag
Phil Smith has represented my corporation in its tax matters, business matters and litigation matters during a time when the affairs of my company were a complete mess due to mismanagement of the company. Phil Smith worked tirelessly for a number of years to resolve all the corporate tax problems, corporate legal matters. Phil even referred me to a CPA who I am very happy with. During the period of Mr. Smithâ€™s representation, I was also sued by the former owner/shareholder who tried dissolve my corporation. Phil defended the company, settled the dispute for the very small settlement amount that I wanted to pay. My corporation is now owned 100% by me, and every single problem that my corporation was faced with is resolved. My business life and personal life are in complete order.
Phil Smith not only represented my company well, he also showed a genuine caring for my business and my family. I unconditionally endorse Mr. Smith.
Posted by RODNEY, a Tax client, Flag
This gentleman is an angel in flight. He appeared out of nowhere and helped me tremendously! Very knowledgable in his profession and is very resilient. He takes the time to study your needs and delivers a service thats efficient. The rare thing about Phil is that he generally cared about my business as a whole and continues to follow up and check on my overall well being. I recommend Phil and feel that you can't go wrong with this player on your team.
Posted by Noble, a Tax client, Flag
I am an international financial consultant and book publisher who had tax problems in m business that had accumulated for a number of years. My situation required an attorney who had a strong tax knowledge, and an understanding of my businesses from an international perspective. I was fortunate to be referred to Mr. Smith. He resolved all of my tax problems for me, significantly reduced my tax liabilities , adn provided me with business strategies that prevented my tax problems from recurring. I would highly recommend Mr. Smith to anyone with serious tanx problems that need to be permanently resolved.
Posted by Denyse, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Phil Smith eased my stress during a very difficult financial time in my life. He made the bankruptcy easy to deal with. His presence in the court room took away my fears.
Posted by Mari, a Tax client, Flag
My case was recently settled in the United States Tax Court with no tax for me to pay. The IRS originally wanted me to pay over $200,000.00 in taxes, penalties and interest for 2005 and 2006. My husband filed a joint tax return and I did not know anything about it and did not sign the return. I received the notice from IRS after my husband committed suicide. I felt my life is over because I did not have the money to pay it and did not know how to deal with the IRS. Mr. Smith represented me in the audit of the tax returns, an appeal and in Tax Court. I thought I would have to pay something, but Mr. Smith insisted on pursuing the matter to the Tax Court and he settled my case for nothing. I am very grateful to Mr. Smith for this because I am from another country and did not understand the tax system or what this was all about and what should I do.
Mr. Smith gave me my life back.
Posted by Jennifer L., a Tax client, Flag
â€œI assisted in our company tax audit and observed Mr. Phillip Smith represent us. Mr. Smith cooperated by providing the IRS auditor all the documents that were requested, and Mr. Smith aggressively defended our companyâ€™s position on its tax returns. The company prevailed in the audit and owed NO TAX!! I was impressed with how Mr. Smith represented us. He communicates effectively and his clearly defined strategy works. I would highly recommend him to any company that has tax problems.â€
Posted by John, a Tax client, Flag
"Wow! Unbelievable! I didn't know what to do. I owed over $100,000 dollars in back taxes from an IRS audit. I was referred to Attorney Phillip M. Smith Jr. to solve my tax problems. Through his comprehensive understanding of tax law, and the process the IRS utilizes, Mr. Smith was able to eliminate my tax liability in full. Mr. Smith's methodical work ethic and extensive knowledge in tax liability issues saved me. Wait there's more! I had to hire Mr. Smith again for another tax audit two years later. The auditor claimed that I owed the IRS over $40,000 dollars. Mr. Smith strongly disagreed, even went to the auditor's supervisor, and performed his own calculation which indicated I was due a refund. We ended up in tax court where the IRS agreed with Mr. Smith that I was owed over $100,000 dollars! I was shocked and really needed the money. I would strongly recommend Mr. Smith without any reservations. I would be happy to speak with any prospective client too verify what Mr. Smith has done for me."