After earning a Masters in Taxation and Juris Doctorate at the University of San Diego School of Law along with an undergraduate Accounting Degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Mr. Hartsock became a certified tax law specialist and founded his practice in 1982. A Certified Tax Law Specialist is the highest designation available to a tax attorney.
To be qualified as a Certified Tax Law Specialist, the California State Bar requires passing a rigorous written examination on technical tax law along with at least 5 years of practice in a broad range of taxation issues including individual, corporate, partnership, limited liabilities companies, and estates and trusts. Also, other tax attorneys, certified public accountants and tax professionals must vouch that you are competent in taxation law before the certified tax specialist designation will be awarded.
Achieving the best possible outcome with the IRS starts with case preparation. This tax law firm will work with you to uncover all of the facts and circumstances surrounding your case, compile and organize all of the necessary documentation and interview witnesses in order to develop a case that will achieve the most favorable outcome possible.
It is critical to use the facts and circumstances of the case to paint you in the most favorable light possible in the eyes of the IRS revenue officer, tax appeals officer or tax court judge. Based on over 25 years of experience this firm is very familiar with the tactics that the IRS will use to attempt to prosecute and with the strategies that can successfully keep them at bay while we build a case and negotiate a successful outcome.
This is a process of negotiations at each and every step along the way. From the very first call with the IRS, to the first meeting with the revenue officer, to negotiating with the appeals officer and in presenting before a judge in tax court, this is a negotiation. It is critical that you have a tax attorney with the knowledge, experience and aggressiveness to win. That is why you need The Tax Lawyer, William D. Hartsock.