Your Promises to Us

Your explicit promises will increase the odds we will get the things we value during our relationship (and you will get the best possible tax dispute experience and result).
Your Promises to Us

We work with clients who make and uphold the following promises.  

Shared Vision



You actively take responsibility and ask questions to ensure that your expectations are reasonable and that you have the clarity you require. You strive to avoid misunderstandings or gaps in knowledge.

You promise to ask questions to verify whether your expectations about the process and players are reasonable and your attitudes rational.   


You promise to regularly read, learn, and practice a good "litigation temperament" throughout the matter.   

You deliver credible and effective testimony that aligns with our case theory and your interests.

You promise to study and practice (alone and with us) to give effective testimony.  


You promise to carefully read everything we send you (e.g., letters, reports, articles, books). You promise to write down and ask questions to get the necessary clarity and understanding.  
  You promise to use your best efforts to gather the evidence you need to get the best result.   



You promise to pay our invoices within 30 calendar days.  

We resolve any disagreements with respect, fairness, and a shared commitment to finding mutually beneficial solutions. After we resolve the issue, our relationship is stronger.


You promise to take a productive approach to resolve any disagreement or conflict and strengthen our relationship.  

We think it is reasonable to expect you to uphold these promises. But, we all make mistakes. If you do not uphold a promise, we will point it out, ask you to fix it, and move on.

If you refuse (or regularly fail) to deliver on your promises, we will enforce a matching consequence.


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What Accountants Say

Peter Aprile is a very hands on and practical tax lawyer who is very focused and diligent. He is a pleasure to work with.

- Susan Farina, Tax Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers

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What Clients Say

I’m a Senior VP with an accounting and finance background. I’ve worked with lawyers and large law firms. I was referred to Counter to fix a tax dispute. It is very rare to encounter lawyers that combine expertise, dedication, and a businesslike approach to litigation. I have no hesitation in recommending Counter.

- David Cuddy, Senior Vice-President, Finance & Business Operations, CFL

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What Accountants Say

Counter Tax Litigators has worked with Fuller Landau to resolve several of our clients’ tax disputes. Counter delivers superior communication.

- Laura Couvrette, CPA, CA, Fuller Landau LLP

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What Clients Say

I spent a good part of my career dealing with attorneys on innumerable matters, and found Peter to be extremely competent, open-minded and exceptionally honest. I would not hesitate to use Peter again, and highly recommend the team at Counter Tax Litigators.

- Mark Ram, Retired CEO

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What Clients Say

Counter’s representation on our behalf was well informed, professional and efficient, which ultimately resulted in a highly satisfactory decision in all aspects.

- Klaus W. Reif, President, Reif Estate Winery

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What Clients Say

I was amazed with the results. They went above and beyond, and I would recommend Counter to any person or business with a significant tax dispute.

- Brian Grott, Northland Screen Corp

How can we help you?


Our law firm and tax lawyers regularly receive
recognition as leaders in tax controversy and litigation.