I worked for Roni Deutch for almost 2 years in the legal department.
I read the posting from the 2 brothers that indicated that Roni gave the one brother in the billing department unreported cash for hitting collection goals.
I thought that was funny because on the legal side she gave out cash bonuses 2x a year. These bonuses were given in the form of cashiers checks and not reported on the W2's. The firm did not inform its employees that they needed to report these bonuses and I highly doubt the firm was reporting the payment of these bonuses. I and all other employees receiving these bonuses should have been reporting them as income on our tax returns.
Another thing that the Roni Deutch firm did pay salaries to all employees on purpose. She did this so that she did not have to pay overtime. Although employees were told that they could not work overtime it was essentially required to keep up with the workload expected of you. The average salary on the legal side when I worked there was $25,000 to $30,000. The only people on the legal side that were making any money were the attorneys. I know that LaJuan Wood and Sean ?? were making at least 120K and I have no doubt that Mike Johnson, Matt Ritchie, and Shannon were within or near that same range. They are probably all making at least that much if not more now. I am alomost positive that Greg Flahive was making at least 300K if not more. It makes me wonder what Roni clears a year???
If she brings on approximately 450 client per month and the average fee is approximately 3K then you are looking at $1,350,000. Take away 25% for dropouts or $337,500, another $250,000 for advertising, $400,000 for salaries, and another $100,000 for firm operation fees and I would say that at a minimum she is making approximately 260K per month or roughly 3 Million a year. Pretty nice life for someone who is not on 1 Power of Attorney. The Power of Attorney form is required to represent a taxpayer before the IRS. Roni is not on 1 Power of Attorney form. Therefore Roni does not directly represent 1 client of her firm. She is nothing but a figurehead. The most work she does it the updating of her cheesy commercial which is accomplished within a a day or two in Los Angeles every few years or so.
This woman rakes in millions of dollars while she pays a non-living wage to her employees and by using deceptive selling tactics to manipulate and take advantage of delinquent taxpayers.
I can go on and on. I can tell you stories about how the Initial Client Packets completed by the clients would conveinetly take forever to enter, that when the packets were entered and the client did not qualify for an Offer how it would take several months to send a letter informing the client that they did not qualify, how almost all of the clients were full paid by the time they received such a letter, and how we would explain how they no longer qualified and manipuate them into switching over to having us negotiate an Installment Agreement that they could have done on their own in a 15 minute phone call to the IRS.
There are so many other stories, but I have to go.
I have to give it to her. She has made a killing off of desparate people and she has had to do nothing to make the money!!!!!