Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and other tax professionals have professional guidelines they must adhere to. Failure to follow industry standards or California or federal guidelines can result in professional malpractice.
Professional malpractice occurs when established professional standards and/or codes of conduct are breached.
Our office has experience defending tax professionals in California Superior Court.
If you are facing a lawsuit, the plaintiff will need to prove you had a responsibility to your client, you deviated from professional standards, that your client had damages, and that you are the proximate cause of those damages.
Mistakes can occur, and it is important to make good efforts to protect yourself, your family, your business, and your reputation if you believe you may be facing a malpractice lawsuit.