4. Why should I hire a tax lawyer?

Tax lawyers have specified knowledge about the Internal Revenue Code. Tax procedures are often very complicated and warrant the assistance of a knowledgeable and experienced tax attorney who can help you understand your rights and fight for a fair outcome. A skilled tax lawyer like Michael Ablan who has practiced since 1974 can be of vital assistance to you before or after you receive an adverse determination during an audit. By involving a tax lawyer early in the process, you typically mitigate your exposure because you speak with one voice before the IRS. Contradictions raise suspicion. Having one knowledgeable voice usually helps to prevent a much larger tax controversy from developing. In other words, talking directly to the agent without knowing exactly the most accurate answer can be risky because it doesn’t allow time for you to look up documents and be properly prepared.