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How do you work with CPAs who think that your law background is “lesser” and who believe the numbers are more important than the documents/arguments?

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While working at public accounting I always expensed my bar license fees but now I work in house and the company doesn’t have a similar policy. I was asking around and apparently the accountants were … more

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Are there any lawyers that are internal revenue agents? If so, do you get to use your legal skills or is it purely accounting jobs? Gs 13/14 roles

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What’s a good place to find an lsat tutor? Asking for my sister who is going to start her prep soon. Thanks in advance!

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Will be starting at a Mid-tier tax firm as a 1st year with a JD. In terms of salaries what should I expect year over year? Also what are bonuses like for the first few years?

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What is the best way to find a lawyer that specializes in trusts? I am trying to decipher the trust agreement for the gst trust my dad set up. His accountant charges $500 an hour and I can’t afford th… more

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Can anyone give a rough idea or personal story of B4 salary progression in tax specialties with a JD/LLM? The lack of salary transparency is really frustrating when compared to the high level of trans… more

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I found out a classmate of mine (currently in law school) is using chat gpt for for their weekly essays. Should I say anything? I’m kind of pissed that the rest of us are busting our butts and they sc… more

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Struggling to get a job as a third year law student at a t30 with less than stellar grades. I really enjoyed my tax classes and want to pursue a career in tax law hopefully in the DC/Northern Virginia area. more

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I’m a JD/LLM with specialty tax experience in a few areas and considering trying to move into a national tax role. Anyone moved from client service teams to WNT? Thoughts on pros/cons?

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Hi! What should I be making as a Jd/LLM senior 1? I just got a raise at EY from $85K as an associate to $97k and both seem extremely low for Philadelphia/MCOL. I’m in business tax.

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Does it ever make sense to go from big law to public accounting?

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Hey all, I am a JD and have two years of federal tax M&A experience and am looking to break into the big4, a law firm, or a consulting firm such as A&M. Preferably the position would be in the… more

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What job titles / classes / grades should I apply for as a graduating law student? I’m interested in working in M&A and Real Estate tax and would preferably like to work in the DC area.

I’ve check… more

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I am a UF LLM student and have been talking with Deloitte M&A. Reading through posts people seem to be saying that Deloitte pays JD/LLMs less than other B4. Does anyone know how much less would a … more

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Quick question: in the realm of tax practice, how is the work of completing and filing Employee Retention Credits for client businesses viewed? Complex? Routine? Profitable? Ancillary? Is it time cons… more

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Anyone have any insight into the Executive Comp group at A&M? Looking for info on comp, WLB, and details of what exactly is done in the group.

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I’m about to start as a new campus hire, but I’ve been offered a clerkship a year + from now. In other words, I’ll know my expiration date before I even start the job. But I would still like to leave… more

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Started in international tax with JD. Doing mostly compliance work - k2, k3, 5471, etc. If I want to build transferrable IT lawyer work, what should I be doing?

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What is the general HCOL comp range for Manager 1 in transaction tax / international?

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Doe s NY bar requires you to disclose speeding tickets every year?

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What’s going on @ EY these days? 😬

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Anyone here that can compare international to M&A tax?

I feel like I’m really struggling with compliance/numbers/provision/accounting aspect of international and do well with the very rare resear… more

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Does anyone know when PwC will notify you about promotions this year?

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Is anyone here an employment lawyer or can recommend one in NYC area?

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I’m currently a commercial real estate tax consultant at a non-B4 company, do you think it would be worthwhile to go for a JD? The company I’m working for has a law firm arm that deals with litigation… more

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Last month I got laid off as a SA in M&A Tax. I haven’t really come across any openings in this area given the current economic environment. I have a finance and tax law background. Anyone have an… more

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Can you apply to a job with a client for which you were involved in the financial statements audit as a tax specialist? I proved the audit support within the last few months. The position I would be a… more

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Just finished my JD and sat for the Bar. I have experience in tax law and a BS in Accounting but no LLM, wanted to work for a year or so before applying for an LLM program …has anyone else here taken … more

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Currently doing R&D tax as senior and have an offer to move to International Tax as experienced tax associate at top 10-20 firm (CohnReznick, Moss Adams, BakerTilly). For someone who wants to make… more

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Anyone here in a benefits/rewards group? Considering a role- but slightly paused being told JDs are a real minority in the group.

I obviously see a lot of talk here about M&A and ITS but curious t… more

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Anyone have any tricks on quickly picking up on tax provisions, audits, compliance, and basic accounting? It’s been like stepping into a whole different planet from consulting lol.

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Do Big 4 pay for CLE? How do you do this at Deloitte?

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Do you guys ever feel somewhat embarrassed you don’t work at a law firm or in big law. I do M&A tax and I like what I do but sometimes I feel like I should’ve done corporate law and worked at a bi… more

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Is any Big 4, RSM, BDO, or A&M hiring Senior Associates in M&A tax? I’m willing to relocate from NY.

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Are Deloitte or KPMG hiring m&a associates?

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Is there a LinkedIn group equivalent of this bowl?

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Looking for some advice. I work in compliance now, and I got accepted into a hybrid JD program. Cost is almost completely covered by scholarship, so that is not a factor. I had looked at law progra… more

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MD/Partners-How did you do it? What's the most important skill(s), trait(s) for someone starting out and who aspires to make MD/partner in Big4 Tax? How much is selling/business development part o… more

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I'm finishing up my tax LLM and I feel like I know nothing. Once I'm done, and after a little break, I start in public accounting as a tax associate in international tax. What are the keys to … more

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