When Venar Ayar launched his own tax law practice, Ayar Law Group
, two years ago he quickly realized he had a growing problem. But it was a good problem.
The Southfield-based firm's legal services were so in demand that Ayar had to move out of the 10-foot by 12-foot office within three months because he hired his first employee. Three months later he had to move to a bigger office after he hired two more people. Three months later, Ayar Law Group moved to its current offices to accommodate its growth.
"This office is almost to the point where I am at capacity," Ayar says. "I have grown so fast."
Ayar Law Group offers legal services in tax law, including audit defense, tax-debt relief, negotiating tax settlements, criminal tax fraud defense, and unfiled tax returns. It services individuals, families, and small businesses.
Today Ayar Law Group has a staff of eight employees and three interns, including five hires over the last year. It is currently looking for another attorney to hire and a law student for an internship.
"I am always looking for more law students and lawyers," Ayar says. "I don't plan to stop hiring anytime soon."
Ayar has a Master of Laws in Taxation (the highest degree available in tax law practice) from the University of San Diego School of Law
. He also worked as an IRS defense lawyer for five years. He started Ayar Law Group two years ago because he saw a huge uptick in tax troubles thanks to the Great Recession and the economy was finally improving to the point that people were becoming optimistic.
"It was sort of the perfect time for this," Ayar says.
Source: Venar Ayar, principal of Ayar Law Group
Writer: Jon Zemke