Course Description

This course provides an overview of tax issues and potential tax savings for small to mid-size law firms.  Topics include:

  • Tax planning vs. tax preparation
  • Legal entity structures
  • Maximizing Schedule C deductions
  • S Corp deductions


This course includes video recorded from a CLE presentation via Zoom for the Franklin County Bar Association.

Your purchase includes access to the course and course materials for 90 days.


CLE Credit:

1.0 PA Substantive CLE

This course contains approximately 60 minutes of content, all of which is required for course completion.  If you are taking this course for Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Credit (CLE) your certificate of completion will be issued automatically after all elements of the course have been viewed/completed. 

Credits will be reported to the CLE Board within 30 days of your completion of the course and your completion date will be reported as the day on which you actually finished the course.


Minimum System Requirements:

This course includes downloads of PDF documents (Portable Document Format) and streaming video.  Viewing the documents will require Adobe Acrobat Reader or other PDF viewing software.  Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for free from the Adobe website.

The video player will run on Mac OS, Windows and Linux as well as most mobile devices and tablets on any browser that supports Adobe Flash and/or HTML5.  Supported browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer 9,10,11, and Microsoft Edge.  Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows XP for security reasons, but is supported on Windows 7 or higher operating systems.

An internet connection with a minimum speed of 768 kilobits per second is required.  At least 5MB/sec is recommended to stream video in full HD quality.  Please note that the video player may downgrade the quality of the video to accommodate lower connection speeds.

Course Presenter

  • Patrick J. Best, Esq.

    Patrick J. Best, Esq.

    As a tax attorney and CFP® professional, Patrick J. Best (“PJ Best”) handles tax planning cases and works with small business owners to save money on their taxes each year. He also handles tax problem resolution and works with both businesses and individuals to resolve any and all problems with the IRS including non-filed returns, tax debt resolution, and audits. He hosts the YouTube show “Tax Talk“.

    At present, Attorney Best serves clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Maryland in a wide variety of cases including, but not limited to, Social Security Disability, ERISA, Long Term Disability (LTD), bankruptcy, tax planning, and tax problem resolution.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Course Materials
    • How to Navigate This Course
    • Pay Less to the IRS Course Materials
    • Pay Less to the IRS Part One
    • Pay Less to the IRS Part Two
    • Course Evaluation (Required)