Selecting an Attorney

If you elect to use an attorney to help you seek a reward from the IRS, the following factors, amongst others, will be relevant:


Does the attorney have government experience?  
Does the attorney have experience submitting claims with the IRS?  Have they had success representing whistleblowers before the IRS?

Track Record

Does the attorney you are considering have a record of success?  Has the attorney had success negotiating with the IRS under its Special Agreement Program?

Who will actually be your attorney?

Is the firm you are contacting simply an attorney referral service?  Who will be doing the day-to-day work on your case? 

What Are the Terms of the Fee Agreement?

Are you being offered a contingency agreement?  Who is going to cover the costs of the case?  Are you getting a fair deal?  Is the contingency percentage reasonable?

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