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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Eagle Scout||Boy Scouts of America||1993|
|Partner||Montgomery & Wetenkamp||2011 - Present|
|Assistant Managing Attorney||Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation||2010 - 2011|
|Lead Attorney||Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation||2007 - 2010|
|Associate Attorney||Roni Deutch, A Professional Tax Corporation||2006 - 2007|
|Associate Attorney||Cuneo, Black, Ward & Missler||2005 - 2006|
|Associate Attorney||Mastagni, Holstedt, Amick, Miller & Johnsen||2003 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Tax Court||Member||2011 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||2003 - Present|
|McGeorge Law Review||Chief Technical Editor||2001 - 2003|
|34 McGeorge L. Rev. 135 (2002)||The Impact of E-mail on Attorney Practice and Ethics||2002|
|33 McGeorge L. Rev. 414 (2001)||Chapter 12: Expedited Power Plant Siting as Response to Power Crisis||2001|
|McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of California - Riverside||Linguistics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
Posted by Jennifer
As the most feared of all Government bodies, I was the unlucky person who fell victim to their wrath,
albeit unintentionally. Owing to a few questionable decisions, I wasn’t going to be able to make my
income taxes. However, this wasn’t the first time this was happening.
Over the past couple of years, my quality of life had gone on a steady decline, much like my job
opportunities. My inability to pay my bills, let alone my taxes, landed me in hot water with the IRS again
Mainly because they didn’t fit the stereotypes in the movies, I wasn’t particularly intimidated with them
until it became apparent that the IRS was running out of patience and paperwork tosend to meand sent
me a summons.While I was terrified, it didn’t mean that thingswere overfor me.
Luckily, before I lost the fight entirely, I decided to take a friend’s advice and get some professional
Exploring my options, I chose to settle on Montgomery & Wetenkamp, a law firm of some repute. They
had a lot of glowing reviews and testimonials. It was the initial meeting with John Wetenkamp, himself,
which settled the fact that I knew I was working with a great firm. They were invested in helping me
from the start and worked tirelessly to help, get my debt settled, which was enormous to be exact, with
an offer in compromise.
From the first meeting, John Wetenkamp was articulate about laying down the plan. The team working
with me kept me in the loop and mapped each step of the way to keep track of everything. Despite all
odds, they didn’t stop until they had won a settlement which was affordable for me, in light of my
current financial status.
I literally felt like I had won a lottery since it felt like a huge pressure was now off my back.Not only do I
get to finally move on with my life, I get to do it without the IRS breathing down my neck. There services
are so amazing; I would highly recommend them to anyone going through the same situation.
Posted by Ken
They were easy to communicate with. Very responsive to all my questions and concerns. Kept me apprised of the progress of my case. And obtained excellent results in my legal matter
Posted by Janice
IRS declared our business a hobby and said we owed over $100,000 plus fines etc. We had been trying on our own for 4 years to prove to them that we had a legitimate business but to no avail. Didn't know where to turn so looked on internet for specialized attorneys for tax audits etc. The other reviews for Mr Wetenkamp were very positive so we contacted him. He was very prompt and very clear about what he could do. He looked at our case and said it looked promising so we hired him. After he thoroughly looked through all our documentation and asked for items we hadn't thought of he wrote a letter to the IRS appeals office that was concise and even cited prior IRS cases similar to ours that help prove our case. In his letter he also worded it so that it looked stupid to think that our business was a hobby, but did not call the IRS stupid. One thing that a person has to understand about the IRS audit and appeal process is that the IRS moves at a snail's pace. All this took over a year but that was due to the slowness of the IRS. My husband would get antsy why we hadn't heard anything from the IRS, Mr Wetenkamp kept us calm and would call the IRS agent to find out our status. Mr Wetenkamp sometimes would NOT call the IRS because he's found that is you bother them too much they might become negative to one's case, this kept my antsy husband satisfied. A few weeks ago we received an official letter from the IRS to end to our appeal, we WON. Our business will no longer be considered a hobby and we owe the IRS not one single cent. If we hadn't hired Mr Wetenkamp I'm sure we'd be in dire straits right now. My advice - don't take on the IRS by yourself, and hire an attorney who has years of experience dealing with audits, appeals etc. The IRS will try to scare you, I'll always remember the day we received a SUMMONS from the IRS in the mail, I was mortified, at the time our accountant calmed me down and then made the statement a few months later "I think you need to hire an attorney". We thank Mr John Wetenkamp for his prompt, accurate service, dealing with our sometimes frantic phone calls (he always calmed us down) and great customer service. He was worth every cent and we would not hesitate to hire him again if the need arises.