Is it is better to retain an international tax attorney in Austin or in Minneapolis if you live in Austin? If you were to search “international tax attorney Austin”, Sherayzen Law Office, PLLC (which is based in Minneapolis) is likely to come out on the first page together with other international tax attorneys in Austin. The question is: should the geographical proximity of an attorney play a role in the retainer decision?
The answer depends on many factors. On the one extreme, if you are looking for a criminal law attorney in an involuntary manslaughter case, then you may not have a choice but to find a local attorney. This is because local law and procedure would govern in this case, and only an attorney admitted to practice before the court of a local jurisdiction should handle the case. Of course, even in this case, there are exceptions because, sometimes, the unique qualities of an outside attorney are so desirable by the client that the court may accede in temporarily admitting this outside lawyer to practice just for one case.
One the opposite end of the spectrum, if you are searching for international tax attorney Austin because you have undeclared offshore assets, then the knowledge of local law and procedure are likely to be of very little value. Instead, the experience and knowledge of an attorney in his area of practice (i.e. international tax law) will become the overriding factors in retaining an international tax attorney.
What if you have an international tax attorney in Austin, do you still want to consider an attorney in Minneapolis? The answer is “yes” – for two reasons. First, international tax attorneys differ in their natural ability to identify problems and find solutions, creativity, advocacy and many other factors. Therefore, there is no reason to stay away from a better international tax attorney in Minneapolis even if there is an attorney in Austin.
Second, in addition to differences in personal qualities, the experience of the international tax attorney in the international tax sub-area that you need and the ability to analyze the specific subject matter in the broader context are very important factors in retaining the attorney and should override the attorney’s particular geography.
The next time you search for international tax attorney Austin, keep these issues in mind while retaining an attorney from Minneapolis or any other city.
Contact Sherayzen Law Office for Help With International Tax Issues
If you have any international tax issues with respect ot undeclared foreign assets, international tax compliance or international tax planning, contact the experienced international tax firm of Sherayzen Law Office for comprehensive legal and tax help.