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  1. Wonderful Lawyer – Helped me through a Long and Potentially Devastating Issue

    Posted by Dustin, a Tax client,

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    • I recommend John Ellsworth.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my Tax matter.
    My interactions started with John about 3 years ago and we have recently reached a resolution. I was audited by the IRS and they made accusations that would have resulted in large tax payments which I believed were unfounded and an error on their part; primarily to do with education expense deductions. I was a full time student at the time getting my MBA and I did some research in the Chicago area to find a well reviewed attorney and after speaking to 8-10 attorneys I reached John, who in ten minutes had asked more questions and given me more insight than the other attorneys combined. To make for an easy read/review I will break it up into the categories that proved important to me:1. Communication: John and his team kept me in the loop at every step of the process. As this went on for three years after some time I no longer wanted to be bothered with small updates and his team granted my request and only engaged me when they thought it necessary – handling everything and allowing me to focus on my daily life. This ability to dictate the communication level I wanted an the fact that they were able to adapt was very important to me as I am very busy. Additionally, I am not well educated when it comes to tax law and whenever I had detailed questions as to my case, the law around it and John’s opinion he was very thorough, patient and diligent in his responses which was very valuable.2. Knowledge & Honest Support: At the outset of my case it was clear to me John knew exactly what I was up against and how to best approach the situation. Further, he was honest about his thoughts as to whether I was right or wrong, and as a team they decided to fight my case because they truly believed what I had done was right. Knowing I had a legal team on my side in principal, not just because of the payday help put my mind at ease; I knew I was in good hands.3. Fees: John’s fees were very fair for the amount of work he and his team had to do. Further, when I paid the fee he communicated it covered me for a period of time and to resolution (with some caveats). Although my case lasted 3+ years, John never asked me to pay additional fees and stuck to the exact agreement we made at the outset which speaks to his character & ethical guidelines.Although I no longer live in Chicago, I will never consult another tax attorney before working with John and his team, I couldn’t imagine another team operating better than they did, what a wonderful experience.

     


  2. This Man Will Help You!

    Posted by Sera, a Tax client,

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    • I recommend John Ellsworth.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my Tax matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.
    John Ellsworth is a brilliant tax lawyer, as others have said. Equally important to me, however, is how caring this man is. He would always call me with updates on his case even on weekends so I would not have to worry between Friday and Monday and I could relax instead. My case was a very complex IRS tax audit (I am a real estate professional) and John wrote the brief that won my case. I would be happy to recommend John to anyone else with a tax issue. This man can help you!

     


  3. Obtaining a positive outcome that could have very easily become complicated

    Posted by Robert Anste, a Tax client,

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    • I recommend John Ellsworth.
    • I hired John 6-12 months ago.
    • John handled my Tax matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.
    Mr. Ellsworth treated both me and my case with great care and concern. He responded when a response was needed and assisted me in obtaining a positive outcome that could have very easily become complicated and difficult for me and my family. His fees are reasonable compared to other attorneys who offer the same type of services. He continually assured me that everything would work out positively, which it did. His ability to navigate the legal system successfully is commendable. Mr. Ellsworth understands the way legal systems operate where I do not. I sincerely thank him for his help.*************************************

    Fantastic Service, Consistent, Always Caring, Great Result!

    Posted by Sergio, a Tax client,

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    • I recommend John Ellsworth.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my Tax matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.
    Dear Mr. Ellsworth:
    My wife and I would like to thank you for a job well done. Thank you for your consistency throughout our case and for always responding to all of our questions. We cannot put into words how grateful we are for the help and support you have given us in the past years.
    You remained by our side when the case was at it’s worst, always filling us with hope and reassuring us that everything was going to be ok. Thank you for your hard work and dedication and for caring which you clearly do! A great attorney is someone who can make a big difference in a client’s life, reducing a $200K IRS tax bill to $2K is priceless!! We owe the success and victory of our case to your hard work and dedication. We would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone, who may require your services. Thank you for your help once again Mr. Ellsworth, we look forward to continue working with you.
    Sincerely,
    Mr. & Mrs. Perez*****************************

    John Ellsworth has been a very informative tax lawyer and has helped me tremendously handling the stress of the IRS.

    Posted by Pete, a Tax client,

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    • I recommend John Ellsworth.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my Tax matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.
    I have been dealing with the IRS for several years now. It started out as a very stressful experience. All of their threatening letters and scare tactics. I didn’t know where to turn and during my search I found John Ellsworth online. I live in Utah and he is in Wisconsin but that has not made a difference in his ability to help me. He always returns my calls or emails and calms me down when I get too stressed by the scary IRS. I got behind on my taxes and John has worked out a strategy to get this monkey off my back. I feel like he is not only my attorney but also my friend. I feel like he really cares about me. That is very unique I think in this arena. I have slowed our progress towards a final resolution because I had to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in the middle of our negotiating with the IRS. John has been very patient and understanding. We are on the road now to a final resolution.