State & Local Tax Planning, Controversy & Litigation

Gallagher & Kennedy attorneys are well versed in state and local tax planning services. Our attorneys have successfully litigated several of Arizona’s largest tax cases, and represent their clients at all levels of appeal. We have helped clients avoid numerous controversies and save millions of dollars in taxes, penalties, and interest by helping our clients plan their transactions and structure their operations.

Some of the state and local tax services that our attorneys provide include:

  • Transactional and structural planning
  • Litigation and assistance with audits and controversies at all levels
  • Advice regarding proposed tax legislation and lobbying for or against such legislation when appropriate
  • Reviewing our client’s filing positions for potential refund opportunities and/or audit exposure
  • Negotiating amnesty and voluntary disclosure agreements
  • Obtaining private taxpayer rulings
  • Performing nexus studies
  • Providing personalized training for our clients’ in-house personnel
  • Assisting with tax credits and negotiations for incentives

We assist clients with all types of state and local taxes in Arizona and other states, including:

  • State and local sales, use, privilege, gross receipts, excise, and severance taxes
  • Centrally and locally assessed real and personal property taxes
  • Corporate and individual income taxes
  • Other state and local taxes and related matters, including unclaimed property

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