Who We’ve Helped Along The Way

“Smart”, “caring”, and “a beacon of clarity,” are chief among the sentiments shared by clients Lawyers For One America has had the fortune to assist over the years. Our clients have included the impoverished and disabled, the fledgling small nonprofit, the enterprising first time small business owner and individuals struggling to resolve tax debts and filing obligations. With every matter we tackle, Lawyers For One America seeks to level the playing field for the historically underserved. Here are a few of our clients’ stories:

From Styling Hair To Owning a Salon

Our clients, three women of color, who had been happily styling hair for years, considered owning their own salon only when the previous owner, as a last request before he passed away, asked them to continue the business. Lawyers For One America handled the legal formation of the business, leasing and contract issues, and later on, changes in the limited liability company (LLC). Our clients appreciated our clear and calm resolution of issues and found our “highly ethical and fair approach” invaluable in their efforts to honor the former owner’s wishes by embarking on their new journey.

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A New Flower Shop Blooms

Like other small businesses Lawyers For One America has helped in the past, neither party in our flower shop client’s case initially had the benefit of a broker or legal representation. We helped our client to do everything, including connecting them with small business loan programs, setting up the LLC, determining tax status and ramifications, and drafting and executing closing contracts. It was wonderful playing a role in this effort and watching the flower shop blossom!

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Clear Path Forward Emerges As Tax Liability Is Resolved

After a horrific bike accident, our client was left with head, neck, spine, and brain injuries and was unable to work. The medical bills depleted their savings and investments and left them with large state and federal tax liabilities. Over a 3-year period, we painstakingly negotiated with the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board to reduce our client’s federal and state tax liability to a monthly amount they could afford. In our client’s words, we were “a huge bright spot in a world of hurt”.

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New Non Profit Seeking To Improve Outcomes For Public School Students Of Color

A recent client, with years of experience working to address deficiencies in public educational systems and outcomes, particularly for students of color, sought our help in securing federal nonprofit status for an organization they created to continue this work. Lawyers For One America helped to secure federal nonprofit status, has assisted with related tax filings and has helped to connect this client to partners with required specialized expertise. Our client has expressed profound appreciation for the peace of mind they have gained with Lawyers For One America’s professional assistance.

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