“I met the entire law firm, which is headed by Richard Calone and Jason Harrel in April 2013 after I was criminally charged by the FTB for failing to file income tax returns, and filing false returns. When I called Mr. Calone, he saw me immediately with his team and represented me before the court. My life was in their hands. The immediate trust the Law Firm conveyed to me was well warranted. I did everything they said I should do. All the charges by the FTB were eventually dropped – exactly as Mr. Calone predicted. Richard not only knows the law, but also has the local knowledge of the “system” to get exactly done what he sought out to accomplish. Mr. Harrel works on other facets of the FTB and IRS law, and is highly competent.
The experience I have had with this Law Firm has been exceptional and I would recommend them without hesitation. The head of the “TEAM” – Mr. Richard Calone is knowledgeable and will fight for you without reservation. He has been a leader in my case and he heads the team. I cannot say enough about my positive experience with the Law Firm.”
In an email to Richard Calone, from one of his clients, Larry Alegre:
“Richard I thank you for getting me to dodge the bullet instead of biting it like I had resolved to do. I needed a junk yard dog in my corner and you were it. There are two things that I would like you to do. The first is to make a file for me with any paperwork that is deemed necessary in case I or my heirs need to prove this matter again. Second I would like to meet with you again so you can explain how you were able to get me out of this mess. This will have to be explained in layman terms and slowly.”
In a letter dated March 8, 2009 addressed to Richard Calone, a calculation was discussed as follows:
“…The first shows what the tax would be after the above adustments – $25,354,557 rather than $4,281,220. The difference is a tribute to your ingenuity. Note that there is absolutely nothing unreasonable about this calculation. It simply puts the assets in at reasonable value and disallows interest on money the estate borrows from itself.”
– Donald Buchanan, Estate Tax Attorney Department of the Treasury