Complicated CPA Cases Demand knowledgeable attorney
You worked hard to obtain your certified public accountant license or tax license in Texas. Now, you're suddenly faced with a formal complaint that could threaten your license. Don't take the complaint lightly, no matter how unfounded it might seem. If you don't take aggressive action to get the complaint dismissed, your career could be in jeopardy.
At the Bertolino Law Firm, we understand how serious the consequences of formal complaint can be for professional accountants. We work hard for licensed CPAs throughout Texas. We realize we need to perform our job exceptionally well so you can continue to do your job. That's why so many licensed professional trust us to help them get their complaints dismissed. We have a strong track record for success as professional license defense lawyers.
Once a complaint is determined to be valid by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, an investigative file is opened by the Enforcement Division and you have 30 days to respond. Once you have provided material in your own defense, a committee will review the case and make a recommendation concerning how to proceed. This committee will try to reach an agreed consent order (ACO) with you. But if a resolution cannot be reached through this group, the complaint will then be prosecuted by an administrative law judge (ALJ) at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH). The ALJ will offer a Proposal for Decision, which then can be adopted, changed, or rejected by the Board. Possible penalties for an accountant found liable in a complaint range from a reprimand to a suspension to revocation of your CPA license.
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There is no requirement to retain a lawyer in this situation. But why would you take the chance when your career is at stake? The experienced CPA defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP have offices in Austin, Houston, and San Antonio and are ready to help you through this challenging process. We have a proven track record of success in front of professional boards. Allow us to use that knowledge to help clear your name.
Defending your actions when faced with a complaint about your professional conduct can be daunting. Even knowing where to begin from a legal standpoint can be confusing. That's why it's important you have a knowledgeable, experienced attorney on your side. A CPA license defense lawyer at the Bertolino Law Firm can work with you to build a strong defense that aggressively addresses such complaints. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of justice.
Put your trust in us. Call 512-717-5432 and schedule an appointment at our Austin office. To reach our San Antonio office, call 210-247-9907. Our Houston office can be reached at 713-357-2467. Discover what a professional attorney at Bertolino LLP can do for you. Contact us today and schedule a case evaluation.