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Erica Good Pless

Tax Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
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About Erica

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    Assist in the resolution of tax controversy cases; Internal Revenue Service and Florida Department of Revenue representation; Innocent Spouse/Injured Spouse relief; Trust Fund Recovery Penalty (payroll taxes); Liens and levies; Payment plans; United States Tax Court representation.

DO YOU HAVE AN IRS TAX PROBLEM? CALL THE PLESS LAW FIRM, P.A. TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION.

 

If you owe money to IRS and cannot afford to full pay the balance The Pless Law Firm, P.A. can help you. There are several options available to you depending on your financial situation and the amount you owe. The Pless Law Firm, P.A. can evaluate your situation and help guide you to the best solution. As the founder of The Pless Law Firm, P.A. tax attorney Erica Good Pless has dedicated her career to helping people resolve their tax problems in a professional and cost effective manner. Call today for a free consultation. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016
Client's Choice
2017 2016

Location

Erica Pless
3025 5th Ave. N.
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33713

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Client's Choice 2017
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Posted by Heather | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and Efficient
Erica spent many months shepherding my case through the labyrinthine twists of IRS tax code. I am not the ideal client, but she kept track of my needs and got the settlement that I had hoped for. Her fees are reasonable, her staff is helpful, and you cannot do better for any price.
Posted by Rich | May 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work with the IRS!
Erica is a top notch professional. We worked with her for 5 years on multiple tax year issues. She handled all communications with the IRS and clearly laid out all the different options available. The bottom line is our collection is cleared and it cost a small fraction of what it might have without her help. I would hire Erica again immediately for tax help!
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Posted by Ernest | March 29, 2021
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Ernest A Rillman DMD
Navigated me smoothly throughout the entire stressful situation of getting audited by the IRS! I no words to thank her enough for absolutely professional and precise execution of her work!
Posted by Brian | November 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1095C Penalty
We received a significant 1095C penalty from the IRS for failure to file the health insurance forms for 2017, which is purely an informational filing. NO tax was due. Still the IRS would not budge on the penalty until we Erica stepped in and helped us with an appeal that ultimately resulted in a full and complete abatement of the penalty. I would highly recommend Erica and her expertise.
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Posted by Chris | October 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Erica was patient, thorough and made sure my situation was taken care of! It was something I could not have dealt with on my own, and she was able to lay out a plan and walk through the process and take care of all the heavy lifting. Forever grateful for her help and highly recommend the Pless Law firm!
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Should have hired her sooner
I had been attempting to deal with the IRS on my own for a few years while the liens and threats of garnishments increased. In our initial meeting, Erica laid out what could possibly be done along with worst case scenarios. After hiring her, the burden and stress of communication with the IRS was lifted and the outcome was better than hoped for.
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Posted by Tom | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Erica Pless, simply the best
Before hiring Erica Pless I had been on my own trying to wade the through the swamp of garnishment threats, claims and liens by the IRS that was well into six figures and reached back many years . I will add that during that time I did have two short lived bad tax attorney experiences that made me wary and uncertain about hiring another attorney. However, I almost immediately felt comfortable and confident at my first meeting with Erica Pless. And my first impressions turned out to be spot on. Erica listens and shows understanding. She is diligent and caring about her work product. Her counsel is straightforward and honest. And she has a great deal of self pride which fuels her excellent performance and willingness to do whatever is required in her client's best interest. Erica never let up on my behalf and was able to negotiate an Offer In Compromise settlement that was beyond my most optimistic expectations. And today I received the full lien release settling all debts with IRS completely and with finality. Erica as I said in the title is simply the best. No need to look anywhere else. She took what had become a bridge too far for me and for which I could see only lien and garnishments ahead and through her dogged determination and ability to prepare substantial supporting documentation, accurately and timely file 433A, 433OIC and other required forms and negotiate with IRS agents protected my pension and social security for the future that I have. And for me turning 76 this weekend those years are precious. And now thanks to Erica Pless I will be free of IRS pressures and restrictions. If you are in need of tax help, Erica should be your first call. You won't need to make another. And let me add Erica's fees are fair and reasonable given the effort and integrity she gives her clients. Erica Pless is simply the best.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough and kind
Erica took the time to discuss my status with a situation that I felt was hopeless. From the get-go she was on my side, asked great questions, and was very astute.
Posted by Phil | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent results and experience!!
I hired Erica to help me with a tax issue that I had with the IRS that had gone on for many years...at our initial meeting she clearly laid out the costs, timeframe and expectations of the entire process. Along the way we had frequent communications about the process and how the IRS would react to our offer....the results were even better than I ever expected!! Her professionalism and expertise in this area are outstanding....I highly recommend her for anyone needing help in this area!!
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Posted by Matt | July 19, 2017
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Lien lifted, installment plan renewed, and penalties reduced
After failed attempts to deal with the IRS on my own, Ms Pless helped me navigate the laws and processes in order to deal with several past years of tax problems that resulted in sizable penalties and a federal tax lien. She explained what needed to happen and did all the heavy lifting with the IRS, and after several months, everything was resolved. There is no magic bullet for tax bills; I had to get on a reasonable installment plan. However, her persistence at appeals greatly reduced some penalties and lowered the overall amounts due. I certainly could not have done it myself and could not be happier with the results. I highly recommend Erica Pless!
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Posted by Phil | March 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
When our company got behind on our payroll tax payments we hired a firm recommended by our bank to work out a payment plan with the IRS. Their incompetence only made the situation worse. By the time we hired Erica we thought the situation was hopeless. It turned out she had worked with the agent assigned to us and he told me that it was good that he hired her when we did. She helped turn the situation around and though her efforts we were able to work out a plan that enabled us to get current. I hope I never need her services again but if I do I will not hesitate to hire her again. I have already recommended her to another company that was in a similar situation.
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Posted by Deborah | January 27, 2017
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outstanding attorney
I am so lucky to have found Erica when I needed tax assistance. She is responsive, efficient, fair, quick, and caring. I couldn't have asked for better help and highly recommend her to anyone who has any need to any tax related legal support.
Posted by Todd | January 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unequivocal in Service/Expertise !
I had 4 years of unfiled tax returns (personal & LLC) with large amounts due; in addition to fees assessed. It was a very stressful situation. Erica's patience with me, combined with her great expertise and tenacity, allowed for a reduction of fees along with a payment arrangement within my budget. I can't thank her enough for making a stressful situation easier with the most positive result possible! ~ Todd B.
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Posted by Kelly L. | October 7, 2016
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Erica pulled me out from under my tax problems
My taxes were a real mess due to a person my late wife was recommended to use from another family member. This guy was supposedly one of the best in Pinellas. Wrong! She used him for several years and I was under the impression all was well. Wrong again! Towards the end of her sickness I started to find out that several years of returns were filled incorrectly. My fault for not paying attention as I should have. We hired Erica not knowing anything about her firm. We just knew we needed to get help fast. Did we get lucky! To say the least our taxes were a real mess. Then my wife of 20 years passed away. Erica took the bull by the horns (IRS) but was very kind knowing of my loss. Erica worked hard for over a year and kept me up to date on all correspondence between her firm and the IRS. She walked me through a tough situation almost seamlessly. I'm so happy I picked her because she saved me over 80% of what the IRS stated I owed. Many thousands of dollars! I'm keeping her on speed dial if I ever need her help again! Erica is very professional! Thank you Erica Kelly
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Posted by Ryan | October 4, 2016
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Tax Wiz
Eric was absolutely amazing when I didn't know who to turn to for valuable tax advice. In addition to getting me squared up with the IRS she's advised me on how to set myself up correctly moving forward with a business llc as I'm a 1099 employee. I highly recommend Eric and even have had some of my coworkers come in.
Posted by Tony | February 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfied with all aspects of the service I received.
I cannot recommend the services of Erica Pless enough. From first meeting and throughout my need of her services, she was very professional, courteous, prompt in our dealings and very informative the whole time. I cannot compliment her enough for all she did. Excellent.
Posted by Matt | January 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I received a tax bill from the IRS for over $300,000. After hiring Mrs. Pless, I received a refund. True story. While my results may not be typical of everyone, I feel comfortable recommending the Pless Law Firm regardless of your tax / IRS legal needs. She was competent (knew arcane details relevant to my case), professional (was proactive in every filing and communication) and very reassuring as we navigated the federal bureaucracy. You will be well served by Mrs. Pless should the need arise.
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Posted by Steve | January 7, 2016
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Outstanding law firm
Erica did an outstanding job working on behalf of Gayle and I, I will be using Erica whenever the need arises. I highly recommend The Pless Law Firm
Posted by Janet | December 31, 2014
An angel in lawyer's clothing
Erica Pless has been an absolute Godsend for me. She has guided me through some very treacerous waters over the last two years and has gone well above her call to duty. She has been responsive, accurate, compassionate and caring. There are not enough superelatives to describe her professionalism and her knowledge of the tax laws. Thank you, Erica.
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Posted by Dusty | September 5, 2014
Changed my opinion of lawyers
Erica Pless is both extremely knowledgeable and dogged in her determination to serve her clients. We were looking at over $100,000. in IRS fines and penalties that would have closed the doors on our non-profit. Erica represented us extremely well while putting us at ease as to the possible outcomes. In the end all but approximately $2,000. was denied by the mediator and we were cleared of any other fines or penalties. I recommend Erica highly to anyone and everyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Pless Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Darrin T. Mish, P.A.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • NCSTL Fellow
  • Stetson University College Of Law
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Staff Attorney
  • Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Litigation Assistant
  • Gregory Sharer & Stuart P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2012
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Eckerd College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Associations

  • Pinellas County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL)
  • Social Programs Director
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Pinellas County Florida Association for Women Lawyers (PFAWL)
  • Public Relations Director
  • 2014 - 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • 2014 - 2016
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Leader in the Law
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • 2014
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Haddon Hall Publishing
  • The Essential Planning Guide to the 2013 Income and Estate Tax Increases
  • 2012
  • BNA publications
  • Estate Tax Planning in 2011 and 2012 Recent Developments and 2012 Supplement, Co-author
  • 2012
  • Leimberg Services Newsletter
  • Supreme Court Cases Confirm Tenancy by the Entireties in Personal Property and Ability of One Spouse to Transfer Assets to Tenancy by the Entireties
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Probate Section Luncheon
  • Fiduciary Flops & Disastrous Distributions
  • 2019
  • Stetson Solo Practice Network
  • Florida & Federal Taxes for the Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
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Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, not only as an accomplished fellow at The Bar. but also as 'My Lawyer'. In turn, I referred clients with tax issues to her from all over the state. This list has failed to provide the practice area I would have chosen as descriptive of her: TAX"
Tax Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Do not try to muddle your way through the tax code on your own. I endorse Erica for her knowledge of the tax code."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Pless is a passionate advocate for her clients and extremely knowledgeable in tax matters. She is professional and attentive to her clients' needs, and I highly recommend her."
Tax Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred two clients to Erica for assistance with a tax issue, and both clients RAVED about her knowledge and responsiveness. If I ever had a tax law issue, she would be my first call."
Tax Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Erica is an intelligent and thoughtful attorney who provides excellent service to her clients."
Tax Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erica is a skilled tax attorney. I highly recommend her."
Tax Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erica's ability to communicate highly technical tax concepts in ways that are understandable to any audience is impressive, which is likely why she's literally "written the book" on several income and estate tax issues. I'm happy to endorse Erica."
Tax Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Valuable asset to the Avvo community."
Tax Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Pless is a rising star in the Florida legal community."
Tax Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Erica is a hard working federal tax attorney. She is both knowledgeable and cares about her clients."
Tax Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Pless is not only extremely knowledgeable and versed in tax law, she has the experience to back it up."
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