|VA||Authorized to practice law||2010||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Bronze Star Medal||U.S. Army Vietnam||1971|
|Attorney at Law||The Cate Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Hannon Law Group||2006 - 2010|
|Attorney at Law||The Cate Law Firm||1991 - 2006|
|Chief Financial Officer||American Transportation Television Network- ATTN||1990 - 1991|
|Investment Broker||Cate Financial Services||1985 - 1990|
|Financial Planner/Broker||Heritage Financial Group||1981 - 1985|
|Attorney/Partner||Cate & Rooney||1979 - 1981|
|Attorney/Tax Law specialist||Internal Revenue Service-Exempt Organizations||1975 - 1979|
|Photographer||Tonica Studios, S.F., CA||1972 - 1975|
|Intelligence Officer||United States Army Active Duty||1970 - 1972|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Offer in Compromise||$450,000 settled for $843|
|IRS Liability||$900,000 settled for $324,000.|
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|Georgetown University Law Center||Tax||LLM-Taxation||1979|
|George Washington University||Accounting||23 Credits||1978|
|Catholic U of Amer Columbus SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1968|
|Georgetown University||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1966|
Posted by Trish
I have a small business and my tax situation was about 1099 vs. W-2. After talking to several attorneys in the area, some advised me to accept the IRS decision because they’ve seen the unfavorable outcome of my situation. Of course hearing that made me stress out even more, but I didn’t give up my hope in searching for the right lawyer. Finally, I found Charles on google search, and from my first conversation with Charles to my last, I can say that I’ve made the right decision in hiring Charles to represent me. He is firm, clear, succinct, and confident. After I shared my situation, and signed the power of attorney, I felt like a thousand pounds had been lifted off my shoulder…
I am truly overwhelmed with Charles’ deep & wide knowledge from estates, wills, trusts, to white collar crime, to investment broker, and not to mention that formerly he was an IRS attorney. I couldn’t say enough about his expertise and life experiences that added tremendous value in representing me. Fortunately, the outcome was favorable and what a big relieve and of course all the credits go to Charles. So glad I found him to represent me!!!
Posted by Barry
As a government employee and veteran, I take my tax obligation to my country very seriously. My wife and I were involved in a very tedious and complex tax situation requiring involvement by CPA's and tax attorneys. Charles experience with IRS was a determining factor in his selection by us. We called several other attorneys with similar experience but only one other even returned our call and they did not have time for individual returns.
Well, long story short, Charles researched our situation and wrote an opinion letter to the IRS that confirmed the information provided by the CPA's. My wife and I were under extreme stress but Charles positive manner was our main source of comfort throughout this period. All I can say is that if you live in Northern Virginia and especially if you are a veteran, and you have any difficult tax issues, do yourself a favor and contact Charles Cate. I seldom provide feedback to anyone but I am so pleased with his professionalism, I feel I must share it with others. if you are reading this and need tax advice you should call Charles right away.
Posted by Beverly Coyle
After two years, working with other attorney’s out of state who spent unnecessary hours dickering without resolution, Attorney Charles Cate was willing and able to accept my inquiry and proved to be extremely helpful in my time of need.
Attorney Cate efficiently and effectively sifted through the chaff and brought clarity by defining and heightening the interplay of differences between applicable tax laws and regulations. He planned a strategy to minimize my tax liability and was able to interpret and communicate the underlying laws to the other attorneys, bringing the case closer to resolution.
Attorney Cate was able to illuminate the issue through his active listening, dedication to research and investment in my best interest. I cannot speak highly enough about him other than to say Charles Cate is by far the “Best” attorney I have ever hired. His honesty and integrity coupled with his professional knowledge brought peace to a very unsettled heart and head.
If you are in search of a tax attorney who is professional, knowledgeable and will work in your best interest, then Attorney Charles Cate is the man!