Using Intermediaries for reliable Brokerage and business as an Expert Witness

Expert brokerages, called Intermediaries, will list you and your credentials in their own private database or registry, and then promote your availability to law firms.
You sign a contract, agreeing to work for a fixed rate on an hourly basis. When they find you a job, they will charge the law firm that engages you a rate that is higher than your standard consulting rate. They keep the distinction.
Generally, Intermediaries charge you nothing up front, pay their own promotional and marketing costs, and act as your agent in obtaining litigation support jobs for you.
If you are still a relatively new expert witness, you can expect to receive your current consulting rate from these intermediaries. They will add $ 50-$ 150 per hour to your rate and charge that higher figure to the hiring law firm. The extra hourly rate beyond your normal consulting rate determines how much money they earn in total. This can add up dramatically, especially in cases that continue for months and years, with every single one of your hours contributing to their bottom line.
When they find a job for you, the great news for you is that you would otherwise never have heard of the job without them. The good news for them is that once they find you this job, they have to do little else other than collect the money from the law firm every month and pay you. They risk nothing other than their upfront time and energy to find you the law cases to work on.
Once you start receiving cases from these organizations, you will realize that attorneys are willing to pay these higher rates for your services. This signifies that you probably can raise your own consulting rates. However, as you raise your consulting fees, these intermediaries must raise their fees.
Intermediaries have to meet business criteria for profit margins. Consequently, the final rate they charge law firms may exceed what the firms are willing to pay, and you may then lose possible new cases. To avoid that, you may have to revise downward your agreed-upon consulting rates when you use an intermediary organization. On the surface this sounds not ideal, but you obtain extra business and are earning more money than you were. Not a problem.

Judd Robbins has been an internationally recognized expert witness since 1986 in the US and in the UK. In 2010, his book “Expert Witness Training” was published by Presentation Dynamics. Robbins has advanced degrees from UC Berkeley and the University of Michigan, has been an Information Systems manager and an Education Systems manager, and consults in both computer and legal issues. Learn more about Mr. Robbins and his Expert Witness Training materials at www.juddrobbins.com

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New York Using Whistleblower Law as Part of Systemwide Effort To Pursue Tax Evasion Aggressively, According to Young Law Group


Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

New York State is actively pursuing businesses that have engaged in tax evasion and wealthy taxpayers who are hiding income offshore. The New York False Claims Act permits individuals to share in the proceeds from these enforcement efforts if they bring forth evidence of tax fraud that results in successful collection efforts from a taxpayer. Unlike many states which do not provide for rewards in tax cases, the law allows accountants, financial professionals and employees of businesses, as well as others who wish to do the right thing when they discover wrongdoing, an avenue to report their information to the government and seek recovery on behalf of their fellow taxpayers.

“Recent enforcement actions by New York demonstrate that the state is actively pursuing collection efforts against tax evaders and would be interested in evidence about others,” according to Eric Young, Esq., Managing Partner of Young Law Group, P.C. “Individuals who have evidence of deliberate evasion or underpayment of taxes, including sales tax, should consult a whistleblower attorney about the procedure for reporting to the government and the potential for a reward based on their information.”

Prior to 2010, New York State did not pay for tax tips. In 2010, New York removed the exemption for cases of tax fraud in the False Claims Act, permitting whistleblowers with evidence of businesses avoiding payment of income taxes or the state sale tax to file a lawsuit to share in the state’s recovery. New York is beginning to see results from the change of the law.

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and New York settled a qui tam whistleblower lawsuit in March brought against Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. by a tax service provider for alleged failure to pay New York State and City taxes in Anonymous v. Anonymous, case number 102892/2012, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York. Lantheus agreed to pay $ 6.2 million in the settlement for engaging in business in New York without paying applicable taxes.*

New York is also pursuing a tax fraud lawsuit initially brought by a whistleblower against Sprint-Nextel Corp that claims Sprint-Nextel failed to collect state and local taxes on flat-rate access charges for wireless calling plans. It estimates that Sprint has allegedly failed to pay $ 130 million in taxes, resulting in a case for damages of nearly $ 400 million.** The lawsuit is People of the State of New York et al. v. Sprint Nextel Corp. et al., case number 103917-2011, in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

New York’s use of the False Claims Act appears to be part of a systemwide effort to pursue cases of tax fraud. The Department of Taxation and Finance collected 5 percent more in evaded taxes in the 2013-14 fiscal year than it did the prior year.*** The increase of approximately $ 200 million brought the total achieved through enforcement programs for the year to $ 3.9 billion. Additionally, the Department of Financial Services, led by Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky, is also conducting an investigation into whether Credit Suisse aided taxpayers in tax evasion. A dual purpose of the inquiry, according to the New York Times, is to recover tax revenue lost by the State of New York. ****

“The real victims of tax fraud are the taxpayers who diligently and honestly pay their taxes every year,” said James J. McEldrew, III, Esq., Of Counsel at Young Law Group, P.C. “Individuals who come forward and tip the government to fraud are performing a public service. The False Claims Act recognizes the valuable contribution they make to society.”

About Young Law Group, P.C.

Young Law Group represents whistleblowers reporting tax evasion, securities fraud and health care fraud to the U.S. Government and various state governments, including New York. For a free confidential consultation about a potential case, please call Eric L. Young, Esq., at (800) 590-4116.

Eric L. Young, Esq., Managing Partner of Young Law Group, represented the first whistleblower awarded compensation by the IRS under the mandatory reward program created following the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. Young has also served as an expert witness in areas of U.S. whistleblower law and represented clients in some of the largest qui tam recoveries including United States ex. rel. Lucia Paccione v. Cephalon Inc., E.D.P.A., 03-CV-6268.

Additional information about Young Law Group, P.C. can be found at http://eganyoung.com

For attribution purposes: * http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-announces-62-million-settlementwith-lantheus-medical-imaging-bristol

** http://www.ag.ny.gov/press-release/ag-schneiderman-wins-right-proceed-groundbreaking-tax-fraud-lawsuit-against-sprint

*** http://nypost.com/2014/04/16/ny-claws-back-3-9b-in-evaded-taxes/

**** http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/credit-suisse-is-said-to-be-facing-double-barreled-inquiries/







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