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Elden Ray Sodowsky

Tax Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   40 reviews

also known as Elden Sodowsky

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Elden

Learn Elden’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Tax
    90%
    Tax Problem Resolution - representing clients with IRS tax problems, such as unpaid income and payroll taxes and un-filed returns. Also work with clients with similar Virginia tax issues.

    17 years

  2. Business
    10%
    Business start-up advising and counseling, including selection of the type of entity

    30 years

DO YOU HAVE A SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN OR TAX PROBLEMS? CALL MR. SODOWSKY. HE PUTS HIS CLIENTS FIRST!

Mr. Sodowsky opened his own practice in 1994 as a sole proprietorship. In December 2000, he formed the Law Office of Elden R. Sodowsky, PC, a professional corporation. From late 2001 through mid-2007, Mr. Sodowsky was a principal in the firm of Crosson & Sodowsky, PLLC. In July, 2007, the Law Office of Elden R. Sodowsky, PC was renamed the Sodowsky Law Firm, PC, which moved into its current location in November 2007.

Mr. Sodowsky brings a wide range of experiences from being an employee in a large organization to managing a staff of professionals to owning, operating and managing his own business.

Mr. Sodowsky now focuses his practice on helping businesses and individuals who have IRS tax problems, such as tax liens, unfiled tax returns, and payroll tax problems. He also continues his work of counseling and advising businesses in proper entity formation and in the maintenance of the liability protection afforded by proper business arrangements.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2018 2017 + 2 ...
Top Contributor 2020
Top Contributor
2020

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Location

Sodowsky Law Firm, PC
12500 Fair Lakes Cir
Ste 100
Fairfax, VA, 22033

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Matt | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb assistance
After I came away from a horrid IRS tax audit, with post-divorce issues to boot, I contacted Mr. Sodowsky who helped navigate me through a payment plan and even got me some abatements from the IRS. He answered each of my questions patiently and always had time to speak with me in person when I requested it. I would not hesitate to recommend him if one has had an IRS audit and now needs to address tax debt.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Genuine and Knowledgeable
I met with Elden for an initial consultation. I would have hired him if more action was necessary. His fees were reasonable. With most lawyers you would have expected them to sell you a story that there was more to do regarding your issues. He gave me great advice about what I should not do and what to do if several scenarios occur. He is honest and genuine. If you want a lawyer who is only concerned about the client and not making more money, he is the one to work for you.
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Posted by Kim | December 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Knowledgeable
Elden provided excellent advise to my family concerning a tax issue, and took the time to fully explain all of our options in a way that we could understand. I will definitely reach out to Elden in the future if I have any tax questions or issues in the future.
Posted by Jim T | October 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not Just The Best Tax Attorneys But Also The Best People
I’ve worked with Mr. Sodowsky, Ms. Kim and the entire Sodowsky Law Firm for years. They have helped me step by step to turn a huge nightmare into a new lease on life. They have been there through all the highs/lows one experiences when you have very serious tax issues. Through it all, they gave me expert advice but were also the most decent people to work with. Their hope, honesty and general kindness kept me upbeat and knowing the light at the end of the tunnel was near.
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Response from Elden Sodowsky October 27, 2022
Jim, Thank you for your very kind words. Working with you was a pleasure as you were a very responsive and responsible client. I am glad we a part of getting you through the difficult times. Best wishes for all your future endeavors. Elden Sodowsky
Posted by Leo | August 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Service!
Mr. Sodowsky gives clear, concise and reliable advice in regard to business law, which makes it easier to understand business law and the situation that you may be in. I recommend Mr. Sodowsky for your business tax law advice!
Posted by Gregory | June 14, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Make Elden your first consult
I spent eighteen months with what my former CPA deemed to be a legitimate attempt at a Offer In Compromise (OIC) with the IRS. When my former CPA recommended that I appeal the IRS's rejection, I sought a reality check with Elden. Elden is a straight shooter - based on his calculations and explanation of tax law, we had no reasonable expectation of an approved OIC (my words, not his, but the conclusion's the same). To top it off, that's eighteen months worth of penalties and interest accrued while attempting an obviously futile compromise. I absolutely recommend that you consult with Elden before taking a decision (or your ex takes a decision for you) that has even the slightest chance of prolonging or worsening your situation.
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Response from Elden Sodowsky June 15, 2022
Gregory, Thank you for taking your valuable time to share your experience. I am glad I got to meet you and was able to provide value to you.
Posted by Jamesipfj | April 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Posted by Vince | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing short of the best
Elden worked with me and my wife over several years to untangle a really complex IRS issue. With his guidance we were able to finally get out from under that dark cloud and move forward again. Definitely on a 1-10 scale he is a 15!
Posted by James | December 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer with Integrity
I set up a Solo 401K plan for my small business in August with one set of plans for leveraging the Mega-backdoor Roth IRA. By the time I established the custodial accounts for the plan in late November, the future availability of after-tax conversions to Roth had gotten bleak and reducing my AGI had been a primary goal. Suddenly I had an enormous number of options to evaluate and lots of detailed "how to" questions. I was overwhelmed. Simply determining what type of expert to consult and then screening candidates to find the right one to solve my problem on my schedule was extremely time consuming. Mr. Sodowsky came up in my searches. In the process of doing due-diligence on him, I found a video of him explaining what to expect when dealing with his firm. I liked what he said. I called his office to make an appointment. His assistant set up the appointment for as soon as I could make it. She asked me to upload background information and questions that I would like to have answered to their secure web site. I spent several hours detailing the questions that I needed answers to. On the morning before our meeting, I received a call from him. He said that the questions I had written for him had tax implications, they were better suited for a CPA or financial adviser to address. I agreed with him but noted that, since I had written them, I realized that I needed higher level advice than the details that I had been focused on. I asked that we keep our appointment for later but suggested that we discuss what I should be doing to keep me from having IRS troubles while running my business. I was also incredibly impressed that any lawyer would suggest that someone else could solve my problems better than he could. Mr. Sodowsky agreed to revise the meeting agenda to focus on business start-up advising and counseling, He is even better in person than on the phone or in video. His engineering background gave us common background to interact. The initial meeting was very helpful and enlightening. I have made several changes to my business processes and record keeping as a result. I expect to hold periodic meetings with him in the future for continued advice.
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Posted by Al | November 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney!
I was very pleased with the service that I got from Mr. Sodowsky and his staff.  He was very knowledgeable and sincerely interested in help me.  He took the trouble to research legal statutes and other matters pertaining to my case prior to our consultation. His staff was courteous and professional.  I couldn't ask for a better experience with an attorney.
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Posted by Hoa | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Offer in Compromise
I had a bad tax debt situation with IRS more than 10 years. I came to Mr. Sodowsky office for help and the office did very good, professional work to help me to settle my debt with IRS. My debt is about $383K was settle for less than $3K. Huge saving for me. I am so happy that now I can reclaim my life after so many years with my IRS problem. The lawyers and staffs is very thorough, and helpful through my case.
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Posted by Cheryl | December 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Help with IRS
I was struggling with how to address some tax issues, and was delayed submitting a return to the IRS for 2 years. I contacted the Sodowsky firm, and they scheduled a meeting with my quickly, were incredibly professional and helpful, and I am not on my way to digging myself out of something that has been hanging over my head!
Posted by Kari | August 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kari Rodriguez
My husband & I were audited by the IRS for both the 2015 & 2016 tax years. They were claiming we owed upwards of $150K. We were just informed the IRS owes us apx. $5K. This exceeded all of our expectations! I highly recommend him and his firm.
Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Sodowsky Law Firm was very helpful. I had a number of questions and felt like they answered them. I walked away well informed and ready to move forward. I would recommend them if you have tax issues.
Posted by Sami | February 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultant
Elden was highly recommended by a family member who's company used Elden's law firm. I needed guidance on personal and business tax related issues. Elden provided me the assistance I needed and directed me to a professional accounting firm he recommended. I am happy with his recommendation and very much appreciate his honesty and integrity and guidance.
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Posted by Denise | February 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation regarding tax lien
I recently consulted with Attorney Sodowsky regarding a tax lien situation and am so grateful to have been referred to him! He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and provided a great deal of information and guidance. I strongly recommend Elden and his office staff; from the first contact I had with his office staff and continuing through to the consultation appointment, I was greeted in a warm and welcoming manner. I appreciate all the guidance and kind assistance so very much! Again, I highly recommend Attorney Sodowsky and his practice to anyone. Thank you.
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Posted by Elisa | September 21, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation with Elden
My husband and I consulted with Elden about a potential legal problem. Elden was amazing - knowledgeable and compassionate. While we ended up not needing his services, we learned a lot and had all of our questions answered. Highly recommend him and his team!
Posted by Morgan | April 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond
I couldn't be happier with my experience with Mr. Sodowsky and his team. Elden and Sammy are very friendly and knowledgeable and I was surprised at how thorough they were in going through my options with me. In the past I have dealt with tax attorneys who were more interested in billing me for hours than helping me resolve my IRS issues. Mr. Sodowsky and his team resolved a dispute with the IRS that was ongoing for many years and they were able to accomplish it in a few weeks and help me move on with my life. I have not 1 negative thing to say and they truly went above and beyond. I highly recommend the Sodowsky Law Firm.
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Posted by sheridan | March 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rsolution of lien issues
Mr. Sodowsky met with us on very short notice concerning an issue with a lien we hold. When we entered the office we were greeted by a very friendly and gracious staff who made us feel very comfortable. Mr. Sodowsky was patient, knowledgeable, and professional. We will be continuing our relationship with this exceptional law firm.
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Posted by Jiin | March 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend - Friendly & competent! Amazing experience
I was greeted by a very friendly and caring team who provided me with excellent service from the moment I walked in with my mother. My meeting with Mr. Sodowsky was very pleasant as he worked with us patiently through our problems regarding the IRS tax forms, even printing out the IRS publication to explain sentence by sentence what we had to do. From our conversation, it was clear that Mr. Sodowsky truly had the knowledge required for the profession. He doesn't try to sell you his service, but gives genuine advice regarding your needs. Though today was just a consultation, if I ever need a lawyer in the future, I know for sure that I will be returning to this firm. Every problem and question I had when I walked into the office were all solved when I walked out. I highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a friendly and competent lawyer. On an ending note, it is the little details that assures you that you are in the right place - the welcome sign on the front desk with your name, the clean office, and notes of our meeting for me to take back home. All these show how much they care about their clients and how much work they put into offering the best service possible.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Sodowsky Law
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Oklahoma State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1972

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Taxation Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers [ASTPS]
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Multiple years: Treasurer, Chapter President, Vice Pres
  • 1970 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • TOP PRACTIONER 2017
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • 2017

Publications

  • James Publishing publication
  • James Publishing Newsletter
  • 2018
  • ASTPS: Lifeline
  • Is Your Privilege to Travel in Danger?
  • 2016
  • American Society of Tax Problem Solvers
  • Solve your Tax Problem, Now!
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Training
  • New Tax Laws 2018
  • 2018
  • Resolving Tax Issues: Audits & Offers in Compromise
  • Tax
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (8)
Endorse Elden
Tax Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sodowsky is an expert and leader in his field."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I sat in several of Mr. Sodowsky's initial consultations with potential clients. I was truly impressed by the level of practical advice, insight, and comfort he offered to the individuals and business owners facing stressful tax issues. Some went home with action plans to take care of the problems on their own. Others hired him with a clear road map to resolve their tax liabilities. His existing clients and fellow attorneys are proud to know Mr. Sodowsky for his patience, integrity and thoroughness. He is the one you want to hire when you have tax problems."
Tax Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Elden through Partner's Club, a group of entrepreneurial lawyers who support eachother in growing our practices. In my weekly calls, Elden always provides support and I believe that his integrity with this group is the same he provides to his clients."
Tax Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Elden at a conference last month and had an opportunity to spend some time with him. It was obvious that he cares about his clients and is committed to obtaining the best result he can for them"
Tax Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had had occasion to connect with Elden on a professional basis. I realize that he is committed to advising and solving issues for his clients. I am confident in providing the recommendation."
Tax Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've seen Elden present at a number of events. Outstanding attorney."
Tax Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elden is much more than THE BEST tax attorney in his community. He is a leader in IRS tax problem resolution on a national level. I have personally witnessed him advising and mentoring other attorneys from all over the country. His command of U.S. tax law is truly amazing!"
Business Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am an attorney who has worked together with Elden for several years representing clients in complicated and difficult matters, including unique overseas transactions. I am also familiar with his effective and able representation of clients in the tax arena. A true "Problem Solver". Mr. Sodowsky has always proven himself to be highly professional, creative and effective in successfully resolving these cases for the benefit of the client. He is highly intelligent, personable and fully dedicated toward obtaining a highly satisfactory result. Without reservation, I endorse him both professionally and personally."
Tax Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Around here Elden is known as the "go to" guy for tax issues. You hear a lot of ads on TV for "Tax Resolution" services. Best to talk to an experienced attorney Elden has a wealth of materials at his website and he has created many easy to understand videos that will help answer your questions. Give him a call..he doesn't speak "legalese""
Business Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Other
"Elden is a very dedicated and detail oriented attorney. He works extremely hard to get the best results for his clients in each and every case."
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Fairfax Tax Lawyer Elden Ray Sodowsky
Elden Ray Sodowsky
Tax Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available