I was hit with a hefty tax fine for two tax years. One had merit and the other didn't. It was a complex situation involving partnerships, and international tax implications. When I opened the envelope from the IRS and saw the amount of the fine I panicked. We've all been there - an unexpected situation that blind-sides you and fills you with anxiety and doubt - the kind that shoots into your chest and then settles for the long term in the pit of your stomach. I didn't have the money to pay this and immediately sought John's help. John was available at the moment I needed him and took the call. He listened carefully to the situation and responded with specific yet disarming and comforting words. He conveyed confidence and listed out the next steps both he and I needed to complete. As if talking to a seasoned baseball coach, I left that phone conversation with a specific game plan of what I needed to do which was actually precious little compared to what he was doing behind the scenes. The shock was abated and replaced with something he specializes in - hope. Once he took my case, he went to work and work he did. Every step of the way I was given updates on what letters were drafted and sent out, what people he talked to and the responses. He shared copies of the letters he sent to the IRS which contained arguments cited with case law and precedent. I didn't always understand the exact content of the letters, but he explained anything I asked about. I was always kept in the loop and he took the time to explain the issues. When I had questions he made himself available. After he had submitted requests to remove the fine along with the rationale, I received a letter in the mail that looked like a confirmation of the original fine. Hope was snuffed out again. A quick panicky phone call to John and he immediately recognized that it was unrelated to the inquiry he had sent out - it was simply a reminder to pay the original fine that crossed paths in the mail with the resolution. Here's a guy who understands the mechanism behind how things work in the IRS and was able to respond to my specific needs as a result. In the end, he was able to clear me of all the penalties. Even then, he took the time to explain the resolution, what it meant, how to confirm the results, and what to do if future situations should occur. Finally, he took the time to help set me up so that the same situation doesn't occur in the future. It occurred to me that this sort of dedication and passion doesn't just come from talent or skill but from something else entirely - true passion and commitment to not just the case but to the client. We need more lawyers like John in the world. Don't pass up this opportunity - hire John today.