Change Your Attorney For OVDP Or FBAR? How To Decide.

It’s best not to change horses midstream, the idiom goes. As a general rule, when crossing rivers or getting involved in any kind of in-depth situation, making a change usually isn’t worth the risk. But there may be times when the horse situation is dire enough that the mid-stream swap is a risk worth taking—or the only choice, if you don’t want to go down with the horse.


So, can you change your attorney during the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP)? How could changing your attorney—likely the most central figure in the process—be worth the headache?


We have spoken to people at every stage—people who are still making a decision, people who got into this on their own and felt over their heads, people who have received a 906 with a staggering figure on it, people who have already opted-out. People who are looking for a change in the way things have gone so far, whatever form that change may take.


When it comes to these situations, our attitude is that it’s never too late to try to salvage a situation. If things are going great for you, don’t change your attorney for OVDP. But if you feel like you’re out of control when it comes to your case, whether you are self-represented or have a representative, then swap horses midstream. Feel free to contact us to set up a complimentary, confidential, consultation to review your case.