Finding out that you are being audited is not a fun feeling. Finding out that your partner cheated on company taxes is downright miserable. I knew that I had done nothing wrong, and I had a paper trail that could prove that. I still knew that I needed to hire the best NYC tax attorney because there were going to be long lasting implications from this if it was handled wrong. There were no red flags whatsoever for me to know anything was up. My only mistake was trusting someone who obviously did not warrant it.
I contacted Selig & Associates after talking with my brother over this. He is a business lawyer, so he knew a lot of fellow attorneys in the area. He did not feel it was good for him to take the case, because of the family connection. Instead, he referred me to the best possible counsel for a matter like this. I was cautious because my trust levels were at an all time low, but I was made to feel comfortable right from the start of our first meeting. What I appreciated most was the attorney did not tell me what he thought I wanted to hear.
Instead, he told me the truth, and I cannot even begin to tell you how much that made a difference. Not everything he told me was pretty. There was no way I was coming out of this unscathed, even though I did not partake in any of the fraud. There was no danger of me facing any jail time, but there were going to be fines and other consequences. Thankfully, my attorney is a top notch negotiator in times like that, and I was given a fair shake by everyone involved. I thought it was going to be a whole lot worse, so I cannot be more grateful to them for all their help.