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Testimonials for The is very proud of the feedback we receive regarding the quality of our commitment to creating appropriate solutions for our clients. Please take a moment to review a sampling of some recent testimonials sent to us by our clients.

I want to thank you for your help in resolving my tax problems with the IRS. I had originally submitted my Offer in Compromise almost two years ago and been rejected. I had no expectations that my appeal would be accepted. When my accountant recommended I call you, I still did not have much hope that this could be resolved.

After losing my business during the recession, declaring bankruptcy, and still owing the IRS a large sum for the years during all this tumultuous time, I was overwhelmed.

You worked diligently on my behalf, and I was thrilled when you were successful! Such a burden has been lifted, and I owe you a huge debt of gratitude.

I would recommend your services to anyone who needs help dealing with the IRS. I would tell them: you can’t do it alone! No matter how compelling your story, the IRS does not care. You need professional help.

— Vickie Boubelik

Larry is at the top of the tax lawyers in Florida. He knows his stuff and gives his clients a very fair deal. I won’t trust my tax issues to anyone else. Use him, so you don’t lose.
— RICHARD A. from Tampa, FL

We would like to express our deep and sincere thanks. With all the communications, speed of response, various filings, and other work you have done on our behalf, we are more than satisfied with your services. Larry, you have a fabulous team and do fabulous work. Thank you.
— Phillip Tate from Orlando, FL

I was paralyzed with fear over my seemingly overwhelming tax issues. My CPA recommended Larry. I contacted the Heinkel Law Group, and Larry took over for me, immediately giving me hope and peace of mind that this could be resolved. He was attentive and responsive to my needs, and laid out a game plan for resolution. He consistently kept me updated and responded to my concerns, and I felt comfortable speaking with him. In my particular situation, he was able to eliminate penalties, reducing my obligation significantly, and negotiating a payment plan I could live with. I could not have done this without Larry, and he will be the first call for any future tax issues.
— Thomas Carter

I am a busy surgeon and had a former IRS agent in another town doing taxes for my business (PA) and my personal taxes. He never bugged me for copies of receipts or details of spending, so dealing with him was easy. Unfortunately, he was apparently filling in the gaps of information with guesses and after a few years, my business and my personal tax returns were audited by the IRS and I could not justify my tax returns. I was ordered to pay back taxes, penalty and interest in an amount which exceeded my yearly income by two times. I should say that amount was owed by me personally and a similar amount by my business (PA).

A friend in the financial community recommended I contact Larry Heinkel. Larry worked with my new CPA and the IRS agent and reduced the amount my business and personal tax debt to a fraction of the original quote. I had heard the penalty and interest could not be reduced but Larry managed to do just that. Thanks to Larry, I did not have to sell my house or any property. I learned my lesson and now have a CPA who tracks every dollar I spend personally and on my business. I have not had another audit. I have Larry Heinkel to thank for helping me get out of a huge financial crisis.
— Basil Fossum, M.D.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for helping our company with the unforeseen tax issues arising from bad advice received from our old firm of CPA’s.

Your assistance with dealing with the IRS audit and subsequent follow-up was a great help to my office staff who had to deal with weeks of badgering from the IRS agent who had practically moved into our office. The disruption to our business and stress to my staff in dealing with this issue was greatly alleviated by your calm and professional assistance.

I especially want to commend Mr. Greg White CPA whom you recommended to assist with sorting through and making sense of the accounting mess we inherited from our old accountants. His understanding and commitment to the effort as well as his willingness to explain and answer any questions during the day-to-day activities we constantly encountered over the course of this overly length process was a great help to my staff.

No question that your assistance with our case has saved us a large sum in penalties and interest for which I whole heartily thank you.

I would strongly recommend your services to anyone needing help with tax or other issues relating to the IRS. Please do not hesitate to use me as a reference.
— James R. Castle
Worldwide Travel & Cruise Assoc., Inc.

Due a shaky economy and a barrage of cheap imported seafood from Asia, I was losing my business and was in fear twenty-four hours a day that I would not only lose my business, but would also have to forfeit my home to foreclosure along with all of my possessions. As one can imagine, depression was beginning to set in and I didn’t know what to do or where to turn. Fortunately, a friend of mine saw what I was going through and strongly recommended that I reach out to Mr. Heinkel for advice and direction. I took the advice and called Mr. Heinkel to set up a meeting. After the meeting and speaking with Mr. Heinkel, I never looked back at my economic troubles. Mr. Heinkel treated me with respect and told me he thought he could help me and he certainly lived up to his word. Although I was in unfamiliar territory with the legal proceedings, I knew I was in very good hands with his team. Without getting into the minute details of the case, I can firmly say that reaching out to Mr. Heinkel was the best decision my wife and I had ever made. The relief I got from working with Mr. Heinkel and his team was indescribable. I was no longer stressed and could begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and could start putting my life back together. Anyone that is currently experiencing some of the same troubles as I did, I strongly recommend that you contact Larry Heinkel right away.
— John W.

I can’t thank Larry and his team enough for their expertise in handling the IRS for me during a financial hardship I had due to the economic downturn. For years, it seemed like an hopeless situation trying to find any resolution on my own with the IRS and my tax problems. Larry was successful in negotiating a reasonable offer and compromise, and it was settled quickly. It changed my outlook on my life, and have a second chance to rebuild myself financially for a future. I am truly grateful.
— Kirsten Fisher

Thank you for your amazing efforts! My wife is ecstatic and can’t believe it really happened! She finds herself looking at them many times a day.

You are the BEST!
– Michael G.

It has been a year since I hired JK Harris in the matter of an unresolved tax issue with the IRS during which time the tax liability grew to $100,000 from $9,900. I became desperate as I saw my case passed from one JK Harris associate to another with no end in sight. Fortunately for me I was referred to Mr. Lawrence Heinkel, told to me to be one of the best tax attorneys in the state. I was skeptical, but after only 3 weeks I am writing a check to the IRS for $2,500 to settle my case in full. I am not skeptical any longer about Mr. Heinkel’s abilities and would recommend his services to anyone in need of quality representation.
— Tamas Hetesy, Apopka, Florida

Larry was involved to provide tax guidance to minimize taxes owed on a corporate sale and liquidation. Larry provided a calm and direct outlook for the several options to consider and did a super job for us. His very reasonable fee yielded super results. Clearly, his experience with similar situations and with the taxing authorities conveyed patience to my wife and I as he methodically walked us through the process. He was quite patient and available as we discussed options and he worked well with our CPA and general counsel.
I strongly recommend Larry to help resolve your tax issues. Larry is the best and I look forward to referring many business owners to him in the coming years. My email is

— William Arnold

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the rescue. I am sure that you’re aware that you not only took care of the legal aspect of the issue, but also gave me the emotional support that one needs in a situation like this. I appreciate your candor and being direct with me when necessary to help me through this dilemma.

So, yes, we will be recommending our friends and family to you if they need this type of support in the future. I will let them know that you are the only one that can be trusted in a situation like this.
— Dave H.

Steve and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’re thrilled to have all his IRS woes behind us! We will certainly look to recommend your services to those in similar need. Feel free to use Steve’s name, and our email ( for reference purposes if you’d like.
— Stephen Foster

Due to your diligence and assistance in getting me back on my feet through re-filing the last twenty years of my taxes and filing bankruptcy for my debt that I was unable to pay, I am not only back in the working world, but also have been promoted from Sales Rep to Sales Manager and now to Sales Director. Sales have increased four hundred percent at CICB, since I was hired in October of 2002, thanks to your help in my getting out from being underground to avoid the IRS. Being positive again is the only way to go for me.
It is nice not to have to duck creditors and the IRS these days. Even though I am letting them make interest on my money these days, my past paranoia of the IRS has me taking out more than I will need from my paycheck, to pay them each year. I received $4000.00 + back from the IRS last year.

You have been a Champion to me, and I do appreciate you and your work in the knowledge of debt and taxes. Keep up the good work, Larry.

I do appreciate your help. Without your help, I may never have gotten back into the working world. Living under the radar or underground to avoid the IRS is a horrible way to live. Thank God for Larry Heinkel!
— Billy Cook
Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau

Thank you, Larry. I must take time to compliment Mike on his professionalism, promptness and his overall customer service. I will recommend your company to anyone with similar difficulties etc. I was really concerned about my IRS problems and Mike’s calm demeanor and professional approach is indeed a welcome relief. Thanks for everything….
— Richard Keyes

We are in awe of your professional ability. All we can say in return is a deeply heart felt THANK YOU that sincerely comes from the depths of our beings. We will do exactly what you suggest. Thank you so much. With the proper things said, I must report that Janice, my wife, has advised me that she is in love with you and, given the chance, she will kiss you full on the mouth. I am devastated!

Seriously, your professional ability is only exceeded by the kindness and caring in your heart. Never hesitate to give our names and contact information to anyone needing reference. If we move to Georgia, I will make sure you have the updated information. God Bless You-You are a good and decent man.
— Garrett & Janice Driscoll

A follow up…

We just want to let you know, once again, just how much we appreciated your integrity, loyalty and tenacity throughout, what quite possibly was the most horrendous episode of our lives. Your expertise, coupled with your understanding, brought us through the ordeal with our souls and minds still intact. There were times when we know we were a giant pain but you handled those times with the very same calming counsel that you used to solve the trouble we had managed to find ourselves in. While the trouble that brought us to you was a result of bad advice and human error, you led us through it with patience and kindness. We grew to realize that you felt our anguish and empathized with our bewilderment. We have grown to consider you a friend and hope that you will stop by our home any time you are in our area. It was indeed a great day when you were recommended to us and we would like to help others in need. To that end, we want you to know that we hope you’ll add us to your list of satisfied clients who can be contacted as references. Anyone who needs help and guidance through the miry path of the IRS most definitely needs you. Email is the best way to get to us for a prompt reply since we are not always home.
— Garrett & Janice D.

Thanks Larry.
We were glad we came in. Thanks for taking the time to explore possible solutions. It is rare in our business and in yours to find someone that actually listens and thinks instead of reciting the list of solutions they have used over and over. It is also nice to find someone else that relishes problem solving. It is obvious to us that a professional that would change an appointment time with a potential client to attend something at their child’s school has their priorities right … Looking forward to working together.

— Mr. and Mrs. E.

I recently had the need to engage your services and felt compelled to write to you and convey my experience. As you know, Tina Caraballo handled my case. She did so with the utmost care, diligence and professionalism. Also, she was very responsive and courteous, even with my “petty” questions. I wanted you to know what a valuable asset she is to your firm. You and your staff performed in exactly the manner which was explained to me during our initial consultation. I am finally relieved of my ten year tax “nightmare”. Thank you for a job well done.
— Gary B.

I had a very difficult tax problem and was referred to Larry Heinkel by my C.F.O. Larry was able to Chapter 7 over $100,000 of back IRS taxes and a student loan that had grown into a monster in itself as well as various credit card companies, medical bills etc. He did a wonderful job for me.
Less than 6 mos. later I was able to get financed thru Ford Motor Credit at 9.9%, which for me was not a bad rate. Since then I have received many credit card offers, etc. and have NO credit problems whatsoever. This kind of sounds stupid but the guy (Larry) damn near saved my life. I highly recommend him. He is the kind of guy you want on your team.

— Brad D.

Thank you for the follow-up. I simply did what you told me to do and resolved the problem. I get notices in the mail from them every so often telling me that the tax debt for such & such year has been taken care of. It’s almost as if they don’t have the whole account in one place. My bankruptcy in 2001 did cover the tax depts. You made a huge difference in my life and it was worth every penny. Why don’t you send me some business cards and I can put them on the bulletin board in the kitchens here. We have about 700 employees here at the home office in Tampa. There are bound to be people who need help.
— Linda French
Corporate Identity Coordinator
Outback Steakhouse Headquarters

I received my installment agreement from the IRS. If I’m reading this right, my next payment of $343.00 is due on or before June 20th, to the Philadelphia address until I receive my official “notice billing” thingy. I had sent Ms. Register the first payment on the 24th of April along with the other documents requested for final approval, i.e., bank statements, et cetera.

Larry, I want to thank you so much for all your help in this matter. Thank you for putting my worst fears to rest. You and your staff were the only ones out of many I consulted who didn’t get a kick out of making me believe the only place I was going to end up at was a dark and dingy cell.

I am so relieved that this is all finally out in the open and being taken care of to the extent that it can be, I mean, I realize I will never be able to pay back all that I owe, but I can at least pay back some portion of it.

Again, I thank you so very much for being honest and professional with me.
— Beverly H.

PS: The biggest kick I get is that they now refer to me as a “TP” (tax payer) in their correspondence – giggle giggle.

Thanks for the update. A couple of weeks ago, I received a notice of release of lien from the IRS that was sent to one of my former employers. I guess that this means the process is in the works. I also want to share my gratitude for your help and support during this whole mess. I couldn’t have done it without you and I appreciate everything you did beyond words.

Should there ever be anything I can do for you, please let me know.
— Caesar

We would like to take this time to sincerely thank you for you effort last night regarding our IRS problem – it was such a pleasure to work with someone who truly understands the inner operations of the IRS and knows how to apply them for his client’s benefit. You accomplished in one evening what Mr. P could not do in two years…Which was not only save money, but also to put our minds at ease. If only we had engaged your services two years ago, things certainly would have ended differently.

We would also like to point out the fact that we appreciated you accomplishing this from your home office in the evening as you were preparing for a trip the following morning. You knew this was an urgent matter and you did not put it off.

Our hat is off to you Sir, and your fine organization.
— Sandra & Walter G.

I want to sincerely thank you for pulling me up and out of the financial ruins I was living in. I was about to lose my family and everything I hold dear because of IRS back taxes. I had tried on numerous occasions to rectify w/ the IRS but to no avail. I also tried 2 different law firms but only wound up spending money and getting no results. I was very frustrated and at the end of my rope and went to see you and I am now out of debt, refinanced a car, repaired the marriage and am eternally in “debt” to you for all your help. Everything is resolved and I could not have done this w/o you. Thank you so much and if I can be a testament to your great work, please feel free to have anyone in need contact me.
— Steve B.

We are so grateful to Mr. Heinkel for his work on our bankruptcy. He made everything so easy for us. He took time out to make us feel it was one-on-one. We were not just a number. He called us and let us call him on weekends to help keep us informed. He also made everything so easy in court and he even drove us there. I can’t thank him enough to make a bad situation feel it was ok
— George “Butch” Felker

Thank you for taking the time to talk and counsel with my husband and I about our ugly tax situation. I believe that God has given me a keen sense of discernment and as we were sitting in your office, I sensed a genuineness about what you do in your profession. Although I was very skeptical about opening up such personal devastating information to a complete stranger, I felt a little peace after leaving your office. In addition, your phone call to us on July 6th was a tremendous relief and blessing. You got back to us regarding our concern about assisting our kids in college if we decided to file bankruptcy. Your response and advice was quick and honest. You advised us to hold off on filing bankruptcy and call IRS and set up something. We followed through with your advice and they are going to work with us. You could have chosen to give us wrong advice, have our reputation ruined, unable to help our kids, charge d us stiff fees, and just messed up our lives, but you chose to offer your assistance because I truly believe you want to help people. You are a lawyer of integrity and honesty and God Loves that. Please continue to be a blessing to all people and God himself will reward you abundantly. You don’t have to lie, scheme, and use people to be successful. Your success comes from God because He is our shepherd. Hopefully, we will get back on track with IRS but, if we need your assistance in the future, we will look you up again. May God bless your career, your marriage, your children, and all of your endeavors. You are welcome to visit our church sometimes (New Church Of Faith–5000 Silver Star Rd. The church is directly across the street from Evans high school.) Thanks again for everything!!!
— Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie T.

I just wanted you to know that the letter we have been waiting for from the IRS came yesterday! They released all of the liens and it has already been recorded at the courthouse. Many thanks to you and Larry for your great advice and help during this difficult time. God bless both of you!
— Scott Lee, Assistant Director of Ministry Development
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

As your web page states, you truly are outstanding and effective. Relief of this burden will most definitely help to calm my life down, and allow for a fresh start. I will recommend you without hesitation. You are the first lawyer that has helped me effectively win a case in the last 10 years. Have a great day.
— Jeff

I owe it all to you and your brilliance and expertise with my tax problem and banktruptcy. All of my Liens were finally released and I have a pretty good credit score. WE BOUGHT OUR HOUSE. Unbeleivable. We got a great mortgage rate and are the proud owners of our dream home in Clearwater. Thank you so much for everything.
— Dr. Dan Sykes

I decided I needed a tax attorney to represent me in dealing with the IRS due to having very large prior year taxes due, even though I was current in tax return filings, and having just received notice that the IRS had cancelled a prior installment agreement and were threatening me with wage garnishment, property liens, etc. After a brief telephone call with Larry, I set up a “game plan” meeting with him which proved to be tremendously informative and reassuring. I found Larry to be extremely knowledgeable, and he quickly outlined my options, listened to my desires relative to my
financial state, and recommended a path forward that his firm would totally manage with the IRS on my behalf. I left feeling a great weight had been taken off my shoulders, and immediately sent a check to his office to complete our contract. I sent backup documents to his paralegal, had several discussions with her, provided a signed power of attorney form and was informed that a response to the IRS was in process. Surprisingly, a week later I received a letter from the IRS offering an installment payment plan that I could handle. I notified Larry who congratulated me, and then provided me with a full refund of my payment except for the time his paralegal had spent preparing my paperwork. His ethical, and forthright treatment of this unique situation gave me reassurance that his reputation is justly deserved. Without hesitation I will immediately engage Attorney Larry Heinkel should the need ever arise again.

— Robert Wayne, FL