Robert S. Groban, Jr., Quoted in “H&R Block Immigration Program Was a Bad Idea, Attys Say”Law360 March 24, 2015
Robert S. Groban, Jr., Member of the Firm and National Chairperson of the firm’s Immigration Law Group (ILG), was quoted in Law360, in “H&R Block Immigration Program Was a Bad Idea, Attys Say,” Allissa Wickham. (Read the full version — subscription required.)
Following is an excerpt:
Robert Groban of Epstein Becker Green PC, suggested that perhaps H&R Block simply realized how difficult it is to control what happens during a one-on-one session with a client, opening the company up to liability.
“And if in fact, two years down the road, the program is pulled, you could have a class of people suing H&R Block for providing erroneous or unauthorized legal advice, with respect to the filing of this process,” Groban said.
The benefit to having immigration matters handled by professionals is the serious consequences the professionals face if they mess up or commit malpractice, Groban added. Regulating offshoot services like H&R Block’s would therefore be necessary, he said.