Posted by Charles R. Frazier | Mar 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

What to look for in a tax attorney

Doing research into certain things before you spend money on them is a wise choice. You wouldn't want to buy the first car you came across that was for sale, nor would you want to invest in the very first stock that popped up on your computer. Researching things and knowing what to look for will help you get something you really want or something that can really help you. In today's blog, the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier, experienced and knowledgeable tax attorneys in Nashville, will go over what you should look for in a good tax attorney when you need one.


When you first start out on your search for a tax attorney, look for the basics. Your tax attorney needs to have a Juris Doctor (J.D.) and be licensed in their state in order to practice law in the first place. Most of the time this is a given and something you won't need to research, but if you feel like you need to know for sure or you feel suspicious about the tax attorney you went to for help, you can check and know for sure by looking at the state bar for proof.

Once you know that your preferred lawyer is legally allowed to practice law, look for extra qualifications. A Master of Laws in taxation isn't necessary to have to be a tax lawyer, but it's a great qualification to have when you're looking for an experienced tax attorney. You can also find tax attorneys who are certified public accountants, which will help those who need specific help with certain tax issues.

Trusted by others

Word of mouth can be a powerful marketing tool. Not only does it spread information, but many times it helps people find the perfect thing or services for them. When looking for the perfect tax lawyer for you, ask people you trust if they know anyone that they think is a good fit. Check with your accountant or banker to see if they know of any tax lawyers they would recommend. You can also ask different kinds of lawyers to see if they know of any good tax lawyers they think could help you and your specific situation. If those routes aren't an option, you can always check your state's bar association for tax attorneys specialists that practice in your area.

Make sure they're right for you

Just because you like the attorney you've met with, doesn't mean they're the right fit for you. Ask and make sure that lawyer has any experience with cases like yours. Make sure you explain your specific situation in detail to your potential lawyer so that they understand everything that's going on with your case. That may result in a consultation fee, but compared to the cost of a bad lawyer and any fees you may have to pay to the IRS, the consultation fee is well worth it. Some tax lawyers may only specialize in certain areas as well, meaning that they could be a great lawyer, just not for your specific case. If the tax lawyer you've met with doesn't have experience with cases like yours, you can always choose to go a different route. You can also ask that attorney for a referral for a lawyer that has experience with cases like yours.

You can always trust that the experts at the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier can help you with your case. When you're looking for a tax attorney in Nashville, look no further than Charles R. Frazier. Learn more about our experienced tax attorneys, view testimonials from our previous clients, or contact the Law Offices of Charles R. Frazier to set up your appointment today.

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Charles R. Frazier

Tax Attorney & Estate Planning Law Specialist


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