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.