Lincoln’s adage that “he who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client” appears particularly apt for those taxpayers who represent themselves in tax disputes, since not only are they often unfamiliar with the procedural aspects of the litigation process, but they are also often unfamiliar with the tax law. Although administrative law judges make every effort to accommodate pro se taxpayers, proceedings at the Division of Tax Appeals are governed by the Tax Law and the CPLR. Pro se taxpayers with little knowledge in these statutory areas generally fare poorly. The Department of Taxation, on the other hand, is represented by skillful and experienced lawyers who are conversant with the cases and with the system.
The Law Offices of David L. Silverman is experienced and knowledgeable in handling tax litigation involving the Department of Taxation and will endeavor to represent your legal interests with the skill, advocacy and expertise you would expect from an experienced tax attorney.