SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
Ask the Attorneys
Why should someone consult a tax lawyer?
Taxes matter. There are many sources for tax advice; however, only lawyers prepare the documents that commemorate
the transactions in which tax issues arise. The documents
determine who will be taxed and the amount of those taxes.
Without a thorough understanding of the revenue laws, the
documents will almost inevitably produce an unsatisfactory
result. Successful outcomes require tax sensitive planning,
skillful drafting and the ability to defend the planning when
challenged by the tax authorities. Whether starting a business, selling a business, making a gift or transferring wealth
at death, there are income, gift and estate tax consequences
that, if recognized, can be planned for succesfully.
When should someone consult a tax lawyer?
A tax lawyer should be consulted any time money or assets
are in motion and any time a taxpayer has to interact with the
IRS. Every sale, purchase, gift and inheritance brings with it a
tax outcome for both the payor and the recipient. Consulting
tax counsel before a transaction begins gives the participants
an edge in obtaining the best tax result. Finally, there is no
substitute for tax counsel when dealing with the IRS. Fair
treatment requires skillful, experienced representation.
Ward Chisholm, P.C. is a law firm with offices in Bethesda and Vancouver, British Columbia. The firm focuses on tax, business, estate,
cross-border and asset protection planning, and represents taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service and the United States Tax
Court. Bob Ward has been recognized by Washingtonian as one of
the Washington Area’s “Top Trust and Estate Lawyers” and by Super
Lawyers magazine as one of Maryland’s “Top Tax Lawyers.” Richard
Chisholm was named one of the Washington area’s top business
attorneys by the readers of SmartCEO Magazine.
ward chisholm, p.c.
(L to R): Alison Keller-Micheli, J.D.; Richard S. Chisholm, J.D., CPA; Robert
P. Oliver, J.D.; Robert E. Ward, J.D., LL.M; S. Mona Reza, J.D., LL.M.