If you want to pursue a tax lawyer career, you have to make sure that it is your professional choice to do it for the rest of your life. The reasons are many but let us mention a few; it is double tracked career. You need the expertise of a certified public accountant as well as a tax law attorney. These career specializations require a constant application and commitment to learn the new rules and accounting procedures. If you want to attend law school you need to graduate from an accredited college, pass a Legal Reading Examination of about three hours in length, have an satisfactory grade point average of at least a B+ or higher and pass the obligatory entrance requirements of that law school.
The incentive for this career, as declared must be high because the academic requirements are high. The person pursuing a career as a tax lawyer is stepping into an area of new legal law and a responsible spot as a front line actor in corporate law. The competitive level is very high and can be met by a select few who can effectively argue appeal cases which can save corporations or governments income. It requires deep involvement into the vast canyons of corporate and property tax and the gift of a Sherlock Holmes to examine the financial records of business, local and state government assessor offices.
The area of expertise of a tax lawyer is a narrow one and consequently is not supported by many local legal companies. Frequently those who are in this field finally choose practicing law in other areas, usually in corporate or business law. If tax law is your major interest then how much are you willing to sacrifice to practice it? Will you move to where you can launch a career? Some are fortunate enough to work in the larger urban centers where this area of expertise warrants many customers. Others are forced to relocate. Are you ready for this?