Why Us

We Listen Carefully

Your priorities are our priorities. We want to understand you so that we can deliver what matters most to you. Some people value speedy resolution to tax issues even if that requires significant compromise, while others desire absolute victory at any cost. Most people fall somewhere in between. Some people tolerate risk well, while others feel tortured by it. For many, the immediate tax conflict we are handling is part of a much bigger picture that we need to understand in order to give meaningful guidance. Our first priority is to listen and learn what matters to you so that we can tailor our strategy to achieve your unique goals.

We Think Creatively

We do not use auto-pilot to set or to follow a typical course. We employ our experience and creativity to develop a strategy that is most likely to achieve your unique goals. We think before we act, and then we think again and again throughout the handling of a tax matter to make sure that we are following the best course for you. When we hit a roadblock, we analyze all the different ways to go over it, under it, or around it instead of simply continuing to drive into it. 

We Advocate Powerfully

Different situations call for different types of tax advocacy, and we know when and whether to draw each weapon from our arsenal. Whether we are persuading a revenue agent to take a favorable position on audit, negotiating with an appeals officer, cross-examining a witness at trial, drafting briefs, or arguing to a three judge panel on appeal, we have the experience and the skills to advocate effectively in a way that is tailored to the audience.

We Communicate Effectively

We give honest feedback and guidance in a way you can understand without ever causing you to question whether we are on your side. We don’t simply give you a list of pros and cons, we help you choose the right path forward. We explain what we are doing and why, we keep you informed of deadlines, and we tailor our methods of communicating with you to meet your preferences. We also work well as part of a team with other advisors you may already have, and can scale our role on your team up or down depending on your needs.

We Work Efficiently

We have worked closely together for so long that we know which one of our team members is most well-suited to any given task and how to divide the workload in a way that eliminates duplication of effort while maximizing results. We also have systems in place that allow us to manage information and tasks electronically so any member of our team can easily see where a project stands, what needs to be done next, and who is responsible for taking that next step.