Lynn A. Gandhi is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Lynn is based in the firm’s Detroit office where she is a member of the Tax, Benefits, & Estate Planning Practice.
Lynn has acquired more than three decades of experience as a tax attorney, including 14 years as corporate in-house counsel. She advises her clients on sophisticated multistate tax planning, audits, appeals and litigation and represents them in legislative and policy initiatives across multiple industry platforms. In addition, Lynn provides transactional support on the multistate tax implications of merger and acquisition transactions, and defense of post-closing indemnity and escrow claims related to pre-closing liabilities. Her clients include foreign-based companies with U.S. operations, national Fortune 500 companies, as well as Michigan-based businesses of all sizes.
Lynn is well-known for her enthusiasm and engagement with tax policy initiatives affecting Michigan taxpayers and is frequently sought out as a subject matter expert in her professional community. She has lead legislative and administrative changes large and small to benefit business entities and their owners. Lynn is particularly well-versed in Michigan income taxes, indirect taxes, unemployment taxes, gaming excise taxes, captive insurance company taxes, officer liability exposure, offers-in-compromise, voluntary disclosure agreements, and unclaimed property laws.
Lynn has written extensively, and frequently speaks on state tax matters, having published more than 60 articles and spoken or presented at over 75 events. She currently writes a State Tax Notes column entitled “Smitten with the Mitten.” Lynn is also an adjunct professor at Wayne Law, her alma mater.
In addition to being an accomplished state tax attorney, Lynn is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Michigan and Illinois, and is a registered lobbyist in Michigan representing clients on tax legislative initiatives.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Lynn A. Gandhi