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  • Submitted: Wed, November 08, 2006
  • Updated: Wed, March 03, 2010

  • Reported By:anaheim California
Matthew C. Mullhofer
2107 N Broadway Suite 107 Santa Ana, California U.S.A.

Matthew C. Mullhofer ripoff Attorney set up a bogusand fraudulent asset protection took $4000 refused to refund $ Santa Ana California

*Consumer Comment: INCOMPETANT MATTHEW C MULLHOFER LOST CASE - IRS AFTER ME

*Consumer Comment: MATTHEW MULLHOFER SCAM ARTIST

*Consumer Comment: mullhofer law firm abuses clients and their families

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Sex Scam Artist Fraud Steven Sears Attorney Irvine

*Consumer Comment: Law office of Matthew Mullhofer ripoff scumbag scam artist attorney santa ana, california

*Consumer Comment: Ron- please identify yourself.

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: This report is a hoax

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Matthew C Mulllhofer attorney in santa ana set up a bogus and fraudulent asset protection plan. I ended up getting sued because of his incompetence. He knows very little about what he is doing and seems to be using boilerplate forms you can get in the internet for less than $100. He messed up my LLc and trust and got me in trouble with the IRS. He admits he knows absolutely nothing about tax law, even though he claims to be a tax specialist I had to eventually hire a new attorney to redo the entire plan.Mullhofer refused to refund my money until I complained to the State Bar.The state bar investigator told me that they have had multiple complaints about him and that they may take his license if he keeps on ripping off his clients. Don't make the same mistake I made.

Ron
anaheim, California
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 11/08/2006 07:22 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Matthew-C-Mullhofer/Santa-Ana-California-92706/Matthew-C-Mullhofer-ripoff-Attorney-set-up-a-bogusand-fraudulent-asset-protection-took-4-219713. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Consumer Comment

INCOMPETANT MATTHEW C MULLHOFER LOST CASE - IRS AFTER ME

AUTHOR: carl - (USA)

This all started when IRS audited me and I hired Matthew Mullhofer to defend me and I assumed that he would be able to handle the problems but then i found out he never delt with the tax issues he just took my money and let the case go to collection.  This idiot just stuffed an envelope with my receipts and sent off the irs without knowing what the issuies are.  he did't even know what the forms on the tax return were.  Now i am out $1700.00 and i figure i could have done better by myself.  This crook is a greedy evil b*****d who will only line his own pocket and lead you on like he knows something.  just ask a basic question and he will say he has to research iit and charge you for the time to educate himself.


Don't be a fool and get taken for a ride.  Also he claims to be afinancial planner but he has nothing to advise and gets a fee to refer you to some bait and switch outfitters.  This nut-brain will do anything to deflect the truth about his lack of competency.  Ask this guy a very simple question before you hire him and see if he knows anything, then you can make your own decision before you waste thousands of dollars and your time.  then you won't have to spend money going elsewhere to clean up the mess.  Ask to see a financial license or a tax license or anything before you get ripped.

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#2 Consumer Comment

MATTHEW MULLHOFER SCAM ARTIST

AUTHOR: ricky - (United States of America)

WE LOST OUR HOME AND GOT AN AUDIT FROM IRS. TURNS OUT THIS LOSER GOT CONVICTED OF RAPE OF A MINOR AND HAS A LONG LIST OF DISGRUNTLED EX-EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS.  I DO NOT RECOMEND YOU MEET HIM FOR ANY REASON UNLESS YOU WANT A GUARANTEED VISIT FROM IRS. 
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#3 Consumer Comment

mullhofer law firm abuses clients and their families

AUTHOR: shaun - (USA)

This dispicable lawyer has threatened to sue me and other honest clients who just wanted to be treated with respect and not abused by this incompetant loser who does not know his way around the courthouse.  just a worthless cheater who takes home owners for a ride while letting there house go into foreclosure.  His past will haunt him when the truth comes out about the Matthew Mullhofer and the african american community.  Google: mullhofer rapist, mullhofer scams, mullhofer fraud and see the truth about him.
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Sex Scam Artist Fraud Steven Sears Attorney Irvine

AUTHOR: LEE - (United States of America)

 
 Fraudulent Activities....Beware...!!

Asset Protection, Estate Planning and Offshore Banking by Steven Sears Attorney at Law

Steven Sears attorney SEX SCAM ARTIST
Eight children, from Nevine Carmelle, Yvonne Tran, Gladys Bazan & Gloria Lee, four girlfriends, three of them were pregnant at the same time . According to "Eight is Enough" and court records Carmelle, Tran and Bazan were pregnant at the same time... so much for "Protect your family" ads.. I will never have that con artist fraud do my living trust ever,... if Steven Sears has NO family values whatsoever.. who would say that he knows how to protect them.? How is he protecting himself or his four families .. by committing child support FRAUD???

THIS IS HIS PICTURE AD IN NEWSPAPER,

THIS corrupted Lawyer is being charged by the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA FOR "SCHEME TO DEFRAUD" his clients. GO TO HIS STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA WEBSITE
and see for yourself how many more victimis being defrauded.
I am a vitnamese native ex client of Attorney, CPA Steven Sears, Irvine, California. I was also a close friend of Yvonne Tran who is one of Steven Sears women who has four children with. I was invited by Yvonne Tran to attend a 4th of July party at their home in 21 Chester, Irvine, initially I was impressed with the beautiful house and drinks, food, using the swimming pool, Jacuzzi for all the kids to play. Then I went to his office for Legal advice regarding my foreclosure status and possible filing bankruptcy but I had too many properties and could not qualify for filing BK. So based on his advice I ended up paying $15K to buy 5 defunct companies to transfer most of the assets I have into it so I would qualify for the BK. I didnt feel that this is right and I hired another attorney and the second attorney asked him for a refund, Steven Sears refused. I had to do some search on that attorney Steven Sears, especially when I was at his house at the party.
Ladies and Gentlemen I was shocked to tell you the following: Steven Sears and Yvonne Tran introduced themselves to us as Husband and Wife, I saw wedding pictures at the walls at their house. At the same time I was at the Lamoreaux court located at 341 The City Dr., Orange,  department L52, I saw Steven Sears and the same Yvonne Tran and the three other women of whom he impregnated were there too.
I asked around, they said that there are several child support cases has been filed against Steven Sears. The child Support Services were involved and soforth. Is that possible to have a child support fraud??  
According to Orange County Weekly Articles was published on February 22, 2007, Steven Sears has Four women, three of them were pregnant at the same time. I have personally observe Attorney, CPA Steven Sears was there and four of his women was there at department L52. Steven Sears other women's names, Gloria Lee, Nevine Carmlle and Gladys Bazan. Apparantly, Nevine Carmelle was working with this clown and now she disappeard. I have found a rip off report under "Nevine Carmelle and Steven Sears Fraud Representation" report.
I will continue my research till I get the bottom of this...! 
In addition, what's been reported on that Lawyer regarding his Real Estate Broker License is right. THIS LAWYER'S REAL ESTATE BROKER LICENSE WAS REVOKED ON DECEMBER 2008, PLEASE CALL CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF REAL ESTATE AND ASK TO READ "DESISION". YOU WILL READ THAT HIS SECRETARY NORMA HOSKINGS TESTIFIED AND HER TESTIMONY WERE GIVEN NO WEIGHT AND DESPITE OF HER TESTIMONY STEVEN SEARS LICENSE WERE REVOKED.
A FEDERAL RICO COMPLAINT WAS FILED AGAINST STEVEN SEARS FOR FRAUD, SHAW V. STEVEN SEARS
A CRIMINAL RESTRAINING ORDER WAS FILED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY AGAINST THIS LAWYER STEVEN SEARS.
DON'T BE DEFRAUDED BY STEVEN SEARS AGAIN AND FALL FOR HIS TRAP TO CONFUSE THE PUBLIC WITH HIS NAME. THESE ARE FACTS ABOUT THIS LAWYER.
IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS BEING CONDUCTED AGAINST THIS LAWYER. IRS SUMMONED HIS BANK ACCOUNTS AND HIS COMPANY BANK ACCOUNTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GLORIA LEE, AASE SEARS, TAX & FINANICAL ADVISORS INC.,..etc.
go to the Ninth Circut Court of Appeal case number 08-56899
after I had been thourghly confused about all these reports about Steven Sears. I needed to verify for myself whether or not that this cases are true and it does belong to this lawyer.  So watch out for yourself...! illegal advice, ripping people off, cheating on four women, no respect to family values, criminally convicted, license being revoked, charges being brought by the state bar of california against THIS LAWYER...!!! 

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#5 Consumer Comment

Law office of Matthew Mullhofer ripoff scumbag scam artist attorney santa ana, california

AUTHOR: james - (USA)

matthew mullhofer vicimized many consumers and mistreated innocent clients in orange county california.  I just want to warn anyone thinking about hiring matt mullhofer.  the office is just a scam.  Once they get you in the door and get you to sign papers, they will never do anything about your case or even remember who you are or act friendly towards you every again.

My wife and I brought in a Real Estate home mortgage to get my payment reduced and I was told to come back with all my loan papers for Matt Mullhofer real estate law expert to review.  His secretary made copies and we assumed Mullhofer would be looking at them, but as we found out he never really bothered to even open our file.  I know that because some papers were missing like the loan agreement and title to our house.  I told the assistant that I would fax those pages over but in the mean time mullhofer told us he would contact the lender but really never did.

After going to depos, hearings etc. I found out all letters to protect our assets were never filed and our court case on our house was dismissed due to lack of attorney communication of any sort.  Matt Mullhofer did not even file the court papers on the right forms.  the only thing he got done right was to get his money up front which i found out is against california law.  Attorney and real estate companies cannot get fees in advance for loan modifications which is exactly what mullhofer did.

Now my wife and i are out $ 2750.00 in addition to all the time and hassle dealing with a one hour meeting where attorney mullhofer did not really say a word - just agree and make us think we would win our case with our lender.  We just wanted to be treated with respect and have our case heard or at least try to contact our lender and save our home from foreclosure.  Now we have lost all our assets including our home. 

Instead, Mr Mullhofer violated state law, took our money and has not returned a single time my messages i left at his office with his secretary. Now that we want our deposit back and  he is either not in, in a meeting, or not available.  I would just recomend that you hire a different attorney.  Please warn anyone who you know may be thinking about hiring this dishonest and untrustworthy lawyer.

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#6 Consumer Comment

Ron- please identify yourself.

AUTHOR: Ward Kelly - (U.S.A.)

Ron,

I don't know what you are talking about. Your smears about Attorney Matt Mullhofer do not add up. He filed my trust and a few LLC's for me (in different states). He was responsive, professional and transparent. If you had such a bad experience, why didn't you contact him?

After reading your complaint multiple times, I sense that you are either a competing lawyer in the tax field or one of their agents. The bogus complaint is very obviously a smear tactic. Referencing a boilerplate and IRS trouble is over the top.

To everyone reading Ron's complaint, remember that if there is a grievance, one can go to the State Bar. As of last fall (when all these bogus complaints started) Matt Mullhofer did not have one complaint.

Ron, Are you working for Steven Sears? He was Matt Mullhofer's disgruntled ex-boss. Feel free to contact me or the state bar.

Best regards,

Ward Kelly
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#7 REBUTTAL Individual responds

This report is a hoax

AUTHOR: Matthew Mullhofer - (U.S.A.)

The above report from Ron in Anaheim is a complete hoax. I have no State Bar complaints filed against me nor did I fraudulently take money from this person. This can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

This report about me was posted by a cpa attorney competitor of mine. He is about to lose his license by the State Bar of California. He has a pending trial in December of 2008. He is a very sad and disturbed person. I will pray for him.

Please feel free to call me at (714) 827-9955 if you would like to discuss this report and rebuttal.

Thanks,

Matthew Mullhofer, Attorney
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