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“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.

Client Reviews
"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
"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
"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..." CB
"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." EK