Are you looking for a competent Miami FBAR Lawyer to help you with the filing current or delinquent FBARs? Then, you need to understand who is considered to be a Miami FBAR Lawyer and why you should retain the services of Sherayzen Law Office, Ltd. – an international tax law firm that provides FBAR services to Miami residents.
Miami FBAR Lawyer Definition: Legal FBAR Services Provided in Miami, Florida
The definition of a Miami FBAR lawyer is determined based on the geographical spread of a lawyer’s legal services (i.e. where a lawyer offer his legal services) rather than his physical presence. This means that as along as a lawyer offers his FBAR services in Miami, Florida, he will be regarded as a Miami FBAR lawyer.
The reasoning for this definition is rather straightforward – FBAR is a creation of federal law, not state law. This means a lawyer can provide his services in Miami in the area of US international tax law and specifically FBARs irrespective of his actual location (but as long as he is licensed to practice law in any of the 50 states or District of Columbia). Mr. Eugene Sherayzen of Sherayzen Law Office, Ltd. is an excellent example of such a lawyer -he is physically located in Minneapolis, but successfully provides FBAR services to its clients who reside in Miami.
What are these FBAR services? Mr. Sherayzen helps his clients with current (on-going) FBAR compliance as well as FBAR voluntary disclosures in cases where his clients did not timely comply with their required FBAR filings.
Miami FBAR Lawyer Must Be an International Tax Lawyer
Unlike location, the competence of a lawyer should be the key factor in retaining the services of a Miami FBAR lawyer. The knowledge of FBARs and US international tax law should be the key consideration in this matter.
Why is competence in US international tax law so important? Two Reasons. First, FBAR forms part of a much bigger area of US international tax law. Second, in almost all cases, the FBAR issues are highly related to other international tax compliance requirements. In fact, the interaction between FBAR and other international tax issues is one of the main considerations that determines a taxpayer’s legal position. This is why your Miami FBAR lawyer should be an expert not just FBARs, but US international tax law in general.
Miami FBAR Lawyer: the Local Ease-of-Communication Myth
There is a substantial minority of persons who prefer, in spite of all of the factors in favor of a, for example, Minneapolis-based Miami FBAR lawyer (better knowledge of the FBARs and international tax law, higher experience and sometimes even better fee structure), to retain a local Miami FBAR lawyer mainly due to their belief that it would easier to communicate and control a local lawyer.
This belief is nothing more than an illusion and can be highly harmful to a person’s case. First of all, the development of modern means of communication completely erase any purported advantages of ease of communication with a lawyer in your town. Email, Video Skype Conferences, telephone and text messages make your out-of-state Miami FBAR lawyer at least as equally accessible as your local Miami FBAR lawyer.
Second, it is simply naive to believe that your local lawyer will be meeting with you every day while the case lasts. In addition to the unnecessary expense of such a situation, the lawyer simply will not have the time or the necessity to do it. In reality, almost the entire course of communication between you and your local lawyer is going to be exactly the same as it would be between you and your out-of-state lawyer – i.e. email, telephone and even regular mail. The only exception may be your initial consultation and your final meeting; both of these meetings can be easily replaced by Skype.
Sherayzen Law Office is a Preferred Choice for Your Miami FBAR Lawyer
Sherayzen Law Office is one of the leading US international tax firms with respect to FBARs and US international tax law. Our strength lies in extensive knowledge of the subject matter and large experience concerning all major relevant areas of international tax law including offshore voluntary disclosures (in fact, we are one of the few firms which advised clients regarding all major IRS voluntary disclosure programs, including 2009 OVDP, 2011 OVDI, 2012 OVDP and 2014 OVDP, as well as Streamlined Procedures (Domestic and Foreign)).