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If you are reading this then you probably have unresolved tax issues with the IRS and perhaps the FTB as well. My heart goes out to you. I understand all the stress and headaches that involves. Today is your lucky day. You have found someone who can help you resolve your problems. Christian Montgomery is the finest tax attorney in California. I have nothing but praise for his personal integrity and professional abilities. Like you I had major tax problems. I was laid off mid career from a well paying job during the Great Recession and was forced to make early withdrawals from my 401K to survive while I went back to school to retrain for a new career. By the time I graduated and began working again I ended up owing the IRS about $70,000 including penalties and interest. I also owed the FTB another $20,000. I was being bombarded daily with crazy offers from so called tax “specialists”, many who were not even attorneys or accountants, who “guaranteed” they could settle my case for pennies on the dollar. I ignored them as their slick, polished promises sounded too good to be true. Although I stayed in close contact with both tax agencies and attempted to work with them, both the IRS and the FTB ultimately filed tax liens against me. At one point they froze all my assets and threatened to garnish my wages. I didn’t know who to turn to for help. My wife is an attorney. Even she was at a loss of what to do. Tax law is a highly specialized field. Most attorneys are clueless about how to deal with the IRS or FTB. Then God smiled on me. By chance I found the web site of Montgomery & Wetenkamp. I called and spoke directly with Christian. They do not have secretaries. You will deal directly with Christian or John. I met with Christian and he immediately put my mind at ease. Christian is very pragmatic and down to earth. He does not over promise. He will not claim he can work miracles. He will do the best that he can given your circumstances. His fees are fair and reasonable. Ultimately, after six or seven months of negotiating Christian was able to settle my federal tax debt for approximately $3,500 and help me establish a workable payment plan with the FTB. My advice to you is don’t even think about representing yourself against these all powerful government agencies with unlimited resources. Christian helped me put my tax issues behind me and get my life back on track and for that I will be forever grateful to him. Put your faith in Christian and he will get you the best deal that is humanly possible .
To anyone looking for a great and reputable tax attorney(s) at a reasonable price, I highly recommend Montgomery & Wetenkamp. The day my husband and I received a 30 day tax lien for a debt of $26,000 (plus penalty fees), our lives at that moment became very stressful and hopeless. After searching for relief, I came across Montgomery & Wetenkamp website, gave them a call and was impressed with the amount of information Christian Montgomery had provided me with. Hiring him was the one of the best choices I’d made. He delivered what was expected out of an attorney. Christian was dedicated, committed, honest, and always communicated without me following up with him. Thanks to his incredible work, our case was solidified in a matter of a few months and was granted a hardship; an ending I never thought would be possible. Thank you, Christian!
From my first telephone conversation which was in the evening, he put my heart at ease that he would be able to help me with my IRS problems. Within one week of my first initial office meeting which was 4/30/2013 he was able to work out arrangements with the IRS which was in my favor and best interest, which no other attorney did on my behalf they just took my money and did me more harm than good.
Christian turned an impossible situation with the Franchise Tax Board of California to a total win for my wife and I. We found him easy to communicate with. He kept us informed every step of the way and was very responsive and compassionate to our questions, and obtained excellent results in our legal matter. He has earned our highest possible endorsement.
I can honestly say that from the beginning I felt confident with Christian. I was really in a bad
position because I'd already hired another law firm to help me with my situation and was totally
misrepresented. So I was very conserned about who I would have represent me next. After our
initial conversation I was positive about Chritian's representation. He assured me that he would
do his best and that I would be satisfied with the results. Christian made sure to always keep
me informed and I was able to get in contact with him whenever I felt the need. I wish I could
say more, but it didn't take long for him to make me the satisfied client that he said I would be.
I wouldn't hesitate to hire Christian Montgomery or recommend him to anyone with a legal issue.
I am so very GRATEFUL !! to have Mr. Montgomery as my Attorney. I was able to place my trust in him, and know that my case was going too be handled in a very professional manner. From the very first phone call he put me at ease, was very patient and honest with me. He answered all my questions
He made a very stressful situation less stressful. He started working on my case immediately
and worked very hard to resolve my case.
Mr. Montgomery was excellent at keeping me informed. He responded on a timely manner
to all my e-mails and phone calls, And always made me feel that his knowledge on how to
handle my tax issues was going to get my case resolved.
I cannot say enough about Mr. Montgomery. He has truly been such a wonderful Attorney
I highley reccommend him.
Christian was extremely knowledgeable and thorough with my case. He kept me to date and did an excellent job resolving it.
After years of digging an ever-deeper hole for ourselves, we contacted Christian for help we thought would be out of our grasp. In our initial cosultation with him, he evaluated our situation without being at all judgmental and let us know that there is a way out from under everything we dug from that hole and piled on top of ourselves.
This is real!!!!! I am not an "fake" reviewer!!! They saved us 70k+!!!! We went through someone else first, got denied, then found Christian and Jon! They had it over turned!! They found true benefits for us!!! They are HONEST, and BRILLIANT!!! Truly!! They saved us from the black hole!!!
In early September 2011 I contacted Christian Montgomery about 10 years of back taxes that I owed, which had been hanging over my head like an anvil.
Unable to continue living with the fear of the IRS cleaning out my bank account or taking my wages, I started randomly calling tax attorneys I found on the internet. After leaving messages with a couple of different law firms I called Montgomery & Wetenkamp Attorneys at Law. Attorney Christian Montgomery answered his own phone and met with me that very day. We sat down for over two hours while Christian explained all of my options and answered my questions. I knew exactly what the cost would be to retain Mr. Montgomeryâ€™s services up front, no hidden anything. I had talked to one of those Tax Giants you see on television years earlier. Their cost was more than DOUBLE what I paid. I was also able to make monthly payments to Montgomery & Wetenkamp. Without a payment plan I could not have proceeded.
When it was all said and done I knew that I had found the right firm for the job.
I was kept informed every step of the way and could not ask for a more caring, diligent and honest firm to work with. I wish I had done this years earlier!
Itâ€™s three months later now, the years of back taxes I owed, ($25,000.00) was set aside.
Christian Montgomery was able to convince the IRS that I just plain could not afford to pay what I owed. The end result was, I paid NOTHING to the IRS. Unless my circumstances were to drastically change I will never have to pay the back taxes.
Thank you Montgomery & Wetenkamp Attorneys at Law!