Originally Posted by quantum1
I may need to hire a tax lawyer , is there a way to check on the reputation and honesty of a lawyer?
1. Basically, you should confirm an attorney?s credentials and discuss a reasonable rate before you hire an attorney.you may look up the attorney in the Tax Law Association database or the public list of the National Association of Tax Professionals to see if he is registered. You can also contact your state bar association to see if there are any complaints or disciplinary action on file for the attorney. Also you need to note if the attorney specializes in IRS issues. An attorney who has had previous experience with the IRS will have a better understanding of how the IRS processes tax issues and can better represent your case. The attorney may list this experience in his online resume or profile. You can also call the attorney?s office and ask some preliminary questions to confirm his credentials