Client Reviews

IRS

“I was referred to Brager Tax Law Group by my Attorney. As the representative of my deceased Aunt and Uncle’s Estates we found that a large mistake had been made on the 2009 taxes and never rectified. The IRS wanted their money. Because I live in Northern Calif. I was worried that I would have to travel down to LA often. However, that was not the case. I submitted all of the information that I had regarding the taxes and sent them to Brager Group. All other contact was done by email. Any question that I had was answered promptly. They explained the billing procedure and the probable timeline that I could expect. In other words they made the whole process very easy for me. Everyone I dealt with was efficient and knowledgeable. I trusted them to do all that was possible for me and they did. We had a ruling from the IRS that was in our favor. I could never have had that outcome by trying to deal with the problem myself. Thanks Brager Tax Law Group for doing so much for me.”
- JB


“I don't know how we can thank you enough for all you've done for us with our tax situation. When we came to you we were looking at losing everything, and we were devastated. Within a few short weeks you had the entire problem taken care of and better than we could have hoped for. You literally saved our home, our "lives" and our sanity. Your professionalism and expertise amazed us. And your ability to navigate the IRS with apparent ease was phenomenal. I don't know how we could ever thank you enough... If you ever want to use us as a source of recommendation, please know we would give you the highest praise. We are forever in your debt.”
- NB & RB


“In 2014 I brought the Brager firm a particularly complex and expensive IRS tax matter, which had gone on for over 5 years. I am not an attorney but I do a lot of work with attorneys and I have some considerable legal experience (I work as an expert witness in Federal courts). I don't have much tax knowledge and thus have to rely on tax attorneys. My matter had been handled by another attorney who was recommended to me by my estate planning attorney. All this first tax guy did was to make the matter worse. And it turns out that this first guy doesn't keep time records, doesn't carry malpractice insurance, and is basically lazy and incompetent. The old tax attorney's billing practice is that when he needs money he asks for another payment but he doesn't have keep time records to show how he earned the last payment. But, I digress. By the time I fired the old attorney and brought the case to the Brager firm, the IRS matter (dealing with patent royalties) had become a can of worms. Dennis Brager and Richard Stack reviewed all of the thousands of pages of documentation and came up to speed. They assessed and discussed the matter with me and offered professional and accurate insights and advise into the situation which allowed me to make informed decisions as to how to progress. They even identified several aspects of the matter, as well as additional law arguments, which the original tax attorney completely missed. I was very happy with the work they performed and feel that the money I spent with the Brager firm was well earned. They also accounted for every cent of the billings. They are highly qualified, competent and very skilled in the nuances of tax law and dealing with the IRS. I completely trust Messrs. Brager and Stack and will certainly use them in the future to advise me and handle any tax matters with the IRS.”
- Carl C.


“Lawyers many times receive some fairly blatant attacks, just for being a lawyer. For some in this profession it may be deserved. HOWEVER, when I had a very significant problem with the IRS, and the bowel tremors become quite often, an attorney friend recommended The Brager Tax Law Group.

Ten minutes into my call to Attorney Dennis Brager, I had no further such tremors. This man possesses the pinnacle of patience, tax knowledge, education and mentoring.

Suffice it to state that Attorney Brager, and his apparently cloned staff, resolved my issue and have had me sleeping quite peacefully ever since.”
- Leonard G. Merson


“While ALL of the staff have been extremely professional and friendly, Dennis and Roger especially have been thoughtful and sensitive to all our questions and concerns. We couldn't have managed the IRS roller coaster ride without the both of you! My wife and I can't thank you enough for all you did for us and still doing. We don't know which was better, saving us an enormous amount of money or giving us our peace of mind back. Either way, we'll take both!

Having respect and confidence in your attorney will make a tremendous difference in the emotional impact a debt to the IRS can have on an individual. I highly recommend Brager Tax Law Group to anyone in need of expert legal counsel concerning debt with the IRS.”
- V&C


“I had a financial issue that could have ballooned into a rather large problem with the I.R.S. The very knowledgeable and capable tax attorneys of the Brager Tax Law Group provided me with excellent legal advice.

Using their recommendations, I was able to make the correct legal choices. Therefore, the I.R.S. was never even involved and a possible future financial disaster was prevented. In my view the Brager Tax Law Group is one of the top tax law firms in California.”

- Hans V.


“I am writing to thank you for the very professional job that you and your colleagues accomplished in managing my recent negotiations with the IRS concerning an offer in compromise. At the beginning of our work together you clearly mapped out the steps involved in the process and you accurately predicted the response of the IRS at every step. You completed the negotiation in a fairly short period of time (a few months in this case), within the budget for fees that we initially agreed upon, and with an outcome that ultimately saved me tens of thousands of dollars. Please don't hesitate to use me for future client references.”
- JO


“Words cannot express my appreciation. YOU DID IT!!!! I have dealt with and paid multiple people to resolve my tax problems, however you were the only one who was successful. ...My birthday is in two days; paying them (IRS) off and paying you well earned money are the best two gifts I could have.”
- CB


“Thank you for sharing your insights with me on the IRS litigation I handled recently. They helped give me a good perspective and fortunately we were able to settle the matter on very favorable terms for our client, who garnered the lion's share of the funds.”
- TK, Esq.


“Brager Tax Law did a great job representing us in a dispute with the IRS. They understand the process and personalities involved and are aware how much stress these disputes cause. There is no winning with the IRS but Dennis and his team negotiated a settlement that allowed us to move on. I highly recommend Brager Tax Law”
- DB H.


“Dennis Brager is a truly lifesaver! I reached out to him explaining my client's partnership tax return and audit situation. Dennis quickly replied with a solution. He made me feel comfortable right off the bat and were able to answer all of my questions. He helped my client solve a huge tax issue with the IRS and were extremely thorough in explaining the entire process. From the start, he was professional, responsive, and highly detail-oriented. I would definitely recommend his service to anyone dealing with IRS and tax issues!”
- Cara C.


“Mr. Brager helped me achieve an unbelievable settlement with the IRS, far exceeding my expectations. He was extremely efficient, and made himself available when needed. I would use him again if needed, and highly recommend him to anyone else who is in my situation. Great job Dennis.”
- MC


“Overall excellent representation. Dennis has deep expertise in "Trust Account" issues and was able to help me successfully navigate through the IRS' process. Dennis took an efficient approach to my case and was conscientious of fees. I would highly recommend the Brager Tax Law Group for issues requiring representation before the IRS.”
- BG


“Best of the best”
- Dr S. Gokcen


“I would recommend the Brager Tax Law Group, Dennis Brager in particular. His firm gave me excellent help with an IRS investigation. He is knowledgeable, prepared meticulously and provided me with excellent after-care to wrap up the case. You would be in good hands in approaching the IRS with this firm as your representative.”
- S Gokcen


“Brager Tax Law dealt with the IRS for me. The process was smooth and the fee was reasonable. I feel confident that this issue has been now put to a rest. No grandiose promises were made, no over consumption of advice was ever proposed, just the facts.”
- Fabien H.


“Very knowledgeable in regards to my payroll tax issue with the IRS. Would recommend him for anyone looking for help.”
- Lisa H.


FBAR/Offshore

“Dear Dennis, We did receive the Form 906 from the IRS with great relief, knowing that we are finally at the end of the journey with them. On our very first meeting with you, we knew that we had made the correct choice of person to deal with our situation and we thank you greatly for your professionalism and your complete understanding of the situation that we found ourselves in. We most certainly would recommend you to our friends. You and your staff met all of our expectations throughout all of this time. We particularly wish to commend Meredith who was a total blessing to me particularly (JD). She had answers to all of my questions and when I was doing the "womanly" thing, such as having panic attacks, she was able to calm me down with solutions to the problems. IRS to me are initials I never want to see again. Thank you so much indeed.”
- LD & JD


“Thank you for the FBAR reminder. I won't forget! - How can I forget? I received the file package yesterday from your office. Thanks! I also thank you for guiding me [in] making the right decision and putting the horrible time all behind!!!! I will have you in a special place in my heart and hope you the best and only the good things!”
- SY


“Dennis, Roger and Meredith, thank you again for all of your kind efforts on my behalf. Your firm's tremendous expertise and exemplary professionalism in handling my offshore voluntary disclosure case far exceeded my expectations. Dennis, thank you for providing the wisdom from your many years of experience to develop the most effective strategy for my defense and significantly lower my penalty owed to the IRS. Roger, I deeply appreciate your presenting the facts of my case in the most thoughtful, compelling and convincing manner. And Meredith, thank you for your patience in clarifying for me the unfamiliar proceedings and keeping me informed every step of the way. Knowing that I was in good hands did wonders to put my mind at ease. As a client, I simply could not have been more pleased with the process and outcome. I have no reservations in providing my highest recommendation of your outstanding firm to anyone with an offshore issue or any other tax matter.”
- An Offshore Tax Client


“I had some different tax issue's that I needed to resolve concerning the IRS. Reporting of foreign bank accounts, additional forms that I had no idea I needed to submit. After reading about the consequences of not reporting this to the IRS and the numerous recommendations to use a Tax Attorney that specialize in these matters, I knew I had to retain one to help me work through all the tax issue's I was facing.

I contacted Dennis Brager from Brager Tax Law Group and after my first phone call with him, I knew I had found the attorney I needed to help me with my tax issue's. His in-depth knowledge of tax law having previously worked with the IRS was invaluable. Whenever I wanted to talk with him, he always made time for me. I had the pleasure of working with Meredith Vincent from his office, who was available whenever I had a question. I commend Mr. Brager for having someone like her as part of his legal team. When I needed a CPA to file amended returns, they helped me find one as well.

Mr. Brager, I cannot begin thank you enough for all you did for me, for that I will always be grateful. I found Dennis Brager and Brager Tax Law Group exceptional and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a tax attorney and law firm that specializes in tax issue's.”
- Roy L.


FTB

“I was one of Dennis' earliest clients nearly twenty years ago. He handled a highly technical state tax issue for me that went to eve of trial and to the highest echelon of the FTB. He recovered 100% of the amount in controversy plus years of interest. I couldn't have been happier with the result.”
- Myron M.


“Extremely professional, Meredith Vincent, in particular, has been an extraordinary resource for us, helping us to navigate the requests from the IRS and FTB. THANK YOU!”
- OT and WH


CDTFA/BOE/Sales Tax

“Dennis Brager is an excellent attorney. He is very knowledgeable in his field. I had a serious BOE tax situation, and Dennis solved my problem with no penalties or taxes being owed. Dennis laid out and a strategy, timeline, and cost which he performed 100%. I recommend Dennis for all your legal tax needs. He honest, knowledgeable, and reasonable.”
- Mark B.


“Past due sales and payroll taxes from an old business threatened everything we had, and our entire future. After a lot of nervous days and many sleepless nights we knew we needed expert legal help. We were referred to Brager Tax Law Group by a trusted family attorney, and they exceeded our expectations. His professionalism, and most importantly compassion and understanding, help guide us through this most difficult time. His knowledge of the law and experience negotiating our individual taxes that was unbelievably workable for us had an immediate impact on our future moving forward. In spite of the length and complexity of our case, you and Roger stayed with us and gave your very best consideration to it. You have our deepest gratitude for that!!”
- C. S.


Other

“I owed over $1m in taxes and penalties and was in a really stressful situation. I reached out to Dennis Brager and scheduled a call with him. He listened to me without being judgmental and calmly collected all the facts before giving any advice. He recommended retaining his firm to fight the penalties and he thought I had a decent chance. After 4-months and approximately $10,000 in fees, Dennis succeeded in reducing my tax liability by $740,000. To say I'm extremely happy with Dennis is a gross understatement. He doesn't want to waste your time and rack up legal bills, I hardly spoke to the guy and when I did it was hyper-productive. He's a no-nonsense, cut straight to the chase and get it done kind of lawyer. I highly recommend him.”
- Anonymous


“Roger, You know I was really scared when I was looking for a law firm to take my case. I had to trust someone and that's pretty hard to do when you have such complex problems. When I found your firm, I will never forget the day I called. I called on the day some tax laws changed two years ago and I think your office was totally swamped because of the new laws. Dennis still agreed to speak with me (even though I heard he was very swamped) and he assured me that there was indeed some kind of resolve for my problems and agreed to take my case in the middle of what I am sure was an exceptionally busy time for all of you. I have always been grateful to Dennis for giving me that peace of mind and giving me hope that day because it was that very same hope that has kept me going for the last two years while my case was being worked on. Roger, I don't believe that there are words strong enough to convey to you how happy I am and how eternally grateful I will always be. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope your future will be as happy as mine.”

- WC


“Stars excellent
audit excise tax 7 years
do your diligence ... i met with attorney's from the valley to century city. tv experts and radio attorney's... my last meet was with brager tax and i paid the consult fee. i asked about a million questions and dennis patiently answered and offer his expert advice. long story short, this time i did it right! sincerely, edwin a. "shout out to dennis and erika"”
- Edwin A.


“Both my mother and I were quite happy with the dealings of the firm. The nature of the matter was difficult and sensitive, and all parties handled our situation with the utmost care and grace. It was a long process, but one that was well worth the investment in the law firm. We are eternally grateful for literally lifting the elephant off our chests.”
- ES


“I know it's your job..........But I just wanted to thank you for your presentation of options during our meeting. I appreciate your get to the point, no B.S., approach. Additionally.....maybe most importantly you were prepared. I have been around the block a dozen times, (no a 1000 times) with legal matters and it is rare that I walk away feeling that I have the right people on my team. In your case......I do. I only wish that I had gotten you involved in the beginning, not 10 years later. In any case thanks again.”
- JT


“Dennis, Thank you very much for everything that you have done to bring this ordeal to an end. I am very pleased that I contacted your exceptional law firm in January 2010 and that subsequently I was represented by the very best tax attorneys in California. If I ever need legal tax advice in the future, I hope that your firm will represent me again.”
- HV


“Roger, You, are THE MAN!! Where do I send your cape? I can't thank you enough! I promise you that I will do whatever it takes to fulfill my obligations & them keep myself on the straight & narrow from there on out.”
- RG


“...I'm obviously relieved that this whole business was resolved reasonably quickly and painlessly, with less cost than I had steeled myself for. This, of course, is due to your expertise and savoir- faire which are much appreciated. Needless to say, should I hear of anyone who needs a tax attorney, yours is the only name I would mention. Once again, thank you, Dennis - and all good wishes.”
- RR


“Dennis, Meredith, and staff…
As I reflect upon this year, there are a few individuals who have made my life much better. I appreciate and feel blessed for all the effort made on my behalf. Thank you very much…”
- KB


“Dennis Brager is a top-notch attorney who is very professional, fast, efficient and reasonable.”
- Pi M.


“Dennis Brager is an excellent attorney, extremely knowledgeable in tax controversy.
Dennis is a strong problem solver and pleasure to work with. Dennis knows how to get results at the most cost effective way. Thank you so much for everything!”
- Sugarcane S.


“Dennis and his colleagues Roger and Meredith handled resolved our tax issues in a professional yet warm way. We are glad we hired them to represent us. Thank you Brager Group!!”
- Alice L.


“Very pleased, very professional, very attentive, very knowledgeable. All in all a great team.”
- IS


“Easy experience to schedule a consultation with the staff. Great feedback from the consultation.”
- FC


“The attorneys were knowledgeable and thorough.”
- RS


“You and your people did a great job. I will—and have already—recommended you without reservation.”
- BS


“Erika,
Thank you for such an outstanding job handling my case like a true professional, yet with a comforting, ladylike touch.”
- RC


“In any case, your firm has dramatically rescued me, and I totally appreciate it! Thanks a million to you, Dennis, and the entire firm!”
- TH


“Hi Dennis, Thanks for giving me a solution to my issue this afternoon. It was great to talk to an expert after all the time spent surfing the internet! Thanks again,”
- AD


“I thank you for all your help. Your firm and especially Howard (who is my hero of the year!) shall remain in my thoughts and prayers. I cannot express my gratitude adequately...”
- NW


“Thank you for your good work in resolving my innocent spouse case. I will be forever grateful!”
- KB


“It is a pleasure to send you this check...knowing I have friends like you who are there to help!”
- HB


“Thank you for all your help and hard work.”
- CB


“...Regarding my level of satisfaction...I am more than delighted in how you were instrumental in bringing my lingering tax issue to a resolution most beneficial to me. I will be diligent for every opportunity to repay the gratitude I feel.”
- WW


“Thank you for a job well done and with such successful results.”
- CC


“I would like to thank you for all your hard work and efforts; you worked diligently for four long years and there were times that I had my doubts about a favorable outcome. Continued success to you.”
- ID


“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help and insight. Thanks to you my kids and I might have some financial future and even a Christmas without fear.”
- CM


“Thanks again for your help in resolving this matter.”
- PF & SF


“...As you are the only honest and extremely skilled attorney that I know, I hope you are prepared to help me once again.”
- HB


“Thanks so much for all your time and advice when we met a few weeks ago for my tax audit. You're a great lawyer!”
- JB


“Your assistance is greatly appreciated and beyond the call of the average attorney who would not take the time. I will consult with you and refer whomever I can to you, whenever possible. Thank you once again.”
- EK


“From start to end, it was an excellent experience. First impression, Attorney Brager is very professional and very knowledgeable in his practice of tax law. He immediately understands the situation I presented to him about my case and ensured that one of his team with great expertise works with me. Mr. Rick Stack who I had the pleasure to work with on my case exhibited excellent rapport all throughout the process and great business ethics. He understands the issue, always willing to explain and answer any question(s) that I have. Overall, great positive experience. Thank you Attorney Dennis Brager, Mr. Rick Stack and team, I appreciate the great service and highly recommend your firm to my friends and acquaintances.”
- BQ


“Roger, You know I was really scared when I was looking for a law firm to take my case. I had to trust someone and that's pretty hard to do when you have such complex problems. When I found your firm, I will never forget the day I called. I called on the day some tax laws changed two years ago and I think your office was totally swamped because of the new laws. Dennis still agreed to speak with me (even though I heard he was very swamped) and he assured me that there was indeed some kind of resolve for my problems and agreed to take my case in the middle of what I am sure was an exceptionally busy time for all ofyou. I have always been grateful to Dennis for giving me that peace of mind and giving me hope that day because it was that very same hope that has kept me going for the last two years while my case was being worked on. Roger, I don't believe that there are words strong enough to convey to you how happy I am and how eternally grateful I will always be. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope your future will be as happy as mine.”
- WC


“I know it's your job..........But I just wanted to thank you for your presentation of options during our meeting. I appreciate your get to the point, no B.S., approach. Additionally.....maybe most importantly you were prepared.I have been around the block a dozen times, (no a 1000 times) with legal matters and it is rare that I walk away feeling that I have the right people on my team. In your case......I do. I only wish that I had gotten you involved in the beginning, not 10 years later. In any case thanks again.”
- JT


“Words can not express my appreciation. YOU DID IT!!!! I have dealt with and paid multiple people to resolve my tax problems, however you were the only one who was successful. ...My birthday is in two days; paying them (IRS) off and paying you well earned money are the best two gifts I could have.”
- CB


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