Tuesday, February 27, 2018

ITS NOT WHAT YOU DO – BUT WHO YOU KNOW! WHEN MEDICAL PRACTICES ARE IN TROUBLE WITH THE IRS, SELIG & ASSOCIATES HAS BECOME NEW YORK’S GO-TO TAX FIRM




TUESDAY The second call comes in on Tuesday morning at 10:00 sharp. A medical practice on the upper eastside has fallen behind with its payroll taxes and the IRS is threatening to close them down. Selig answers the call and listens while an office manager tries to explain what happened. Do you own the medical practice? asks Selig. No, replies the office manager.  Are you responsible for the debt? asks Selig. No, replies the office manager. Then why am I speaking with you? asks Selig. Because the doctor told me to call Selig & Associates to find out what you charge, replied the office manager. Then have the doctor call me directly. At 1:30 the doctor calls and informs us that the IRS has swept his bank account. Understood, says Selig, we’ll send you a car.  At 2:30 he comes to the Office and retains David Selig and Attorney Bradley Dorin. 

Our offices are nondescript and forgettable, says Dorin. The street is congested and the building is unimpressive. In other words, it’s the perfect place for a tax practice.  We keep a low profile because we solve tax problems directly and through back channels, says Selig. All of our clients are in trouble with the IRS and State - and none of them want publicity. We’ve become the go-to Firm because we keep our clients out of court and out of prison. We defend the indefensible, and we keep our clients in business. Unfortunately, what makes us so successful has simultaneously kept us in obscurity, says Selig We’re like the Good Doctor in Sun Tzu’s tale of Three Healers, inasmuch as our name doesn’t get out much.




Monday, February 26, 2018

ITS NOT WHAT YOU DO – BUT WHO YOU KNOW! WHEN BUSINESSES ARE IN TROUBLE WITH THE IRS, SELIG & ASSOCIATES HAS BECOME NEW YORK’S GO-TO TAX FIRM


The first call comes in on Monday morning at 9:05. The owner of a Manhattan sports bar is being charged with felony tax fraud. It’s extremely serious because a conviction means he’ll lose his liquor license and his freedom. He’s lost confidence in his current attorney and accountant, and he decides to call Selig & Associates

David Selig picks up the telephone and asks the man several probing questions. When the man seems sufficiently flummoxed Selig says, It doesn’t sound like tax fraud to me. Why not? asks the man. Because tax law is confusing and compliance is complicated. The calculations and extrapolations could confound Pythagoras. At 11:30 he comes to the Office and retains David Selig and Attorney Bradley Dorin. 

Our offices are nondescript and forgettable, says Dorin. The street is congested and the building is unimpressive. In other words, it’s the perfect place for a tax practice.  We keep a low profile because we solve tax problems directly and through back channels, says Selig. All of our clients are in trouble with the IRS and State - and none of them want publicity. 

We’ve become the go-to Firm because we keep our clients out of court and out of prison. We defend the indefensible, and we keep our clients in business. Unfortunately, what makes us so successful has simultaneously kept us in obscurity, says Selig We’re like the Good Doctor in Sun Tzu’s tale of Three Healers, inasmuch as our name doesn’t get out much.


Thursday, February 22, 2018

“We believe in Steven Etkind’s innocence and we’re certain the entire tax matter can and will be handled civilly” says David Selig of Selig & Associates




“We believe in Steven Etkind’s innocence and we’re certain the entire tax matter can and will be handled civilly” says David Selig of Selig & Associates. Mr. Selig, a Federal Tax Practitioner and Tax Attorney Bradley Dorin have reviewed the available facts and are confident that Mr. Etkind will be exonerated of any wrongdoing.  “The allegations are sensational and without merit” says Selig "and the stories, and I emphasize the word “stories” smack of yellow journalism”

  



New York Law Journal

New York tax attorney Steven Etkind has been indicted on four federal counts for allegedly embezzling more than $3.5 million from a client’s estate that had been intended for investment into charitable trusts.


"Steven Etkind is absolutely innocent"
says David Selig  

Etkind has been a partner at Sadis & Goldberg and, while there was no biography page Wednesday for Etkind on the firm’s website, he was listed elsewhere on the site as head of the firm’s tax practice.

The Law Journal left messages requesting comment with the three members of the firm’s executive committee, as well as another representative with the firm, on Wednesday evening, but they did not immediately respond to those requests.

According to a from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Etkind represented an entrepreneur, who named the attorney co-executor of his $35 million before his 2008 death.

Etkind’s client had directed in his will for some of his estate to be used to create trust funds to donate to charitable organizations.

But, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday, Etkind worked with a co-conspirator who is not a defendant in the case to funnel money from charitable funds into shell accounts allegedly under the control of Etkind and his co-conspirator.

Etkind allegedly used a portion of the money to purchase a 6,300-square-foot house in Southampton, New York, and tried to cover his tracks by filing fraudulent trust reports with the Internal Revenue Service.

Etkind, 57, is charged with conspiracy, endeavoring to obstruct the enforcement of internal revenue laws and two counts of tax evasion. He faces a maximum prison sentence of 18 years, according to the U.S. attorney’s release.

A graduate of Tulane University Law School, Etkind was admitted to the New York bar in 1987.

Etkind did not respond to a message left at his office requesting comment; neither his indictment nor the U.S. attorney’s news release lists a defense attorney for Etkind.



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