Posted by Regina
I am at work one day and finance plops down an envelope - enclosed is a deduction of 50% of my gross paycheck. The feeling of knowing you are going to loose everything at that moment cannot be described. If you are reading this, it might be something you are experiencing right now. I knew for years I had an outstanding IRS debt out there, but hey it was okay to ignore it. Maybe they had forgotten, even though they had a personal lien against me for over $80,000. I did an internet search and looked around. Didn't want someone to old and pricey nor someone who was green and barely had their license. I saw Christian Montgomery and checked out the reviews. I have Sirius in my mini van and listen to CNN and their commercials about tax relief. Didn't want someone who I was just a number either and probably would not deal with the same person each call either.
Called this office and Christian asked questions and then he gave me their price to represent me. He also told me what he would represent for me. Sent him the check, the power- of - attorney and garnishment was gone while we negotiated. It took about a year to resolve the issue and get the final papers for my offer in comprise accepted. The IRS does not work fast. Christian would let me know what to expect in the paperwork submitted and the approximate time lines. Honestly, I am so glad that he represented me. It was such a relief to have this over with. It would have never happened without this law firm. I will say that the amount I had to pay was extremely reasonable and I have sent the check to the IRS.
Thank you guys for being there when I needed the help and being honest and taking away the anxiety. I highly recommend the law firm, they are there for you.
Anonymous review posted on
By far the best investment I've made in the last two years. I first went to Christian Montgomery about a year and a half ago... nervous, worried and a little pessimistic. He turned my $40K+ tax nightmare into something I could afford through the offer in compromise and not cause me to go hungry or homeless trying to pay off. This attorney is an ace! Take the words from someone who knows first hand. You will be very glad you did!
Posted by Pam
If you find yourself in my same position is was in where your bank accounts have been taken over and/or you have letters from the IRS or State of California and you have no idea what to do.
Then Call Christian; he was able to extend the hands of hope with a well excited plan which only comes from experience and his commitment to his clients. You will get peace of mind so that you are able to begin to recover and begin fresh no matter how deep the hole you are in. NOONE wants to call a lawyer however when this happens to you this is the best option. Yes a CPA can help however they can only get you so far. I give Christian a 5 star rating.
Anonymous review posted on
Christian Montgomery is amazing! He's an angel! I only saw him once and a couple of calls. He's so humble, easy to deal with but sharp to IRS. Mere words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you sooo much, Christian from the bottom of my heart! He settled my taxes from $60000 to $5000. Definitely recommend his firm. God bless you and your firm.
Posted by PBishop
Christian Montgomery is a very good attorney, and a good person..He worked with me, kept me informed...I'm so happy and no more stress...yes I would recommend them...He did a very good job, I truly wasn't expecting things to turn out the way they did...
Posted by Bernard
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 .
Posted by Blanca
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!
Posted by Kathy
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.
Posted by Lynn
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.
Posted by Rodell Widemon
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.