Our Success Stories
Member has a small business plan and contacted our office for assistance in getting paid for services rendered. Member was hired by a large multinational retail corporation to complete certain repairs and renovations to their transportation hub bathrooms. An estimate was given; however, once the project was initiated, it was clear that substantially more work would be required to fix hidden issues with the structure. Member notified the foreman and supervisor that there would be additional costs. The foreman and supervisor approved the job even if it meant more expenses. Member acted upon that approval in good faith and completed the job. Upon submitting a final invoice, the corporation disputed the balance due. Our attorney wrote a letter to the corporate headquarters demanding that Member be paid for the outstanding bill or Member would pursue all legal options available. In response to our letter, the opposing party remitted payment. Recovery for Member, $82,000.00.
Member was hired as a sub-contractor for work to be performed for a commercial project. Even though member complied with the terms of the subcontract, and completed applications for payment and partial releases of lien, he was not paid. Our attorney wrote a letter to the contractor demanding that the compensation Member was owed be paid with ten (10) days, and in the alternative reserved the right to file a claim of bond pursuant to the subcontract. In response to our letter, the opposing party timely remitted full payment. Recovery for Member, $65,010.60.
Member contacted our office for assistance with an issue she was having with the Internal Revenue Service. In 2017, Member received a 1099-R for money received from a trust that she understood had a loss for the year. She did not pay taxes on the amount reported in 2017. Member did receive funds in 2018 but received a letter from the IRS for unpaid taxes in 2017. She reached out to the trust company on her own and was told that although she did not receive money, it was classified as an “in-kind” distribution. Member was unsuccessful in her attempts to get them to correct the matter. Our attorney wrote a letter to the trust company advising them that they had submitted a fraudulent 1099-R to the IRS in 2017. The attorney further advised that they should have notified Member that the distribution was in-kind, and provided her the fair market value of the in-kind distribution at the time of the transfer. In response to our letter, the company rescinded the 1099-R for the tax year 2017, and provided Member with the correct 1099 for 2018. Savings for Member, $16,108.00.