Focused on tax, but not limited to tax

horizontal rule for style purposes Dana Atchley, attorney at law

Taxes affect almost every aspect of your life:  how you live, how you work, and how you play.  My practice starts with tax but doesn't end with tax.  My job is putting together a plan that addresses every aspect of your situation.

How you start a business is determined as much by the tax laws as by any other laws; the income tax laws may determine whether you use a corporation, LLC or a partnership, the sales tax laws may determine where you locate your business, and the payroll taxes—including the new health care penalties—may determine whether you hire employees and if so, how many you hire.

How you live your life is also determined as much by the tax laws as by any other laws; the income tax laws and the rules on IRAs, 401(k)s, pensions and other plans may determine how you save for your retirement, state income taxes may determine where you live, and estate taxes may determine how you leave your belongings to your loved ones.

Your life is too important to be planned in a piecemeal manner; a plan that looks great from one perspective may be disastrous when viewed from another.  Once we've discussed your goals we'll develop and implement an integrated plan that efficiently addresses all of the issues involved—both tax as well as non-tax.  I don't work piecemeal because you don't live your life piecemeal.