Gauri represents clients throughout all stages of federal, state and local tax disputes and litigation.
Gauri’s practice focuses on resolving disputes and advising clients through tax controversies.
Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, Gauri attended the University of Minnesota Law School and graduated with a business law concentration. She has served as a clerk to Chief Judge John Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota.
Gauri’s experience includes resolving and litigating sales and use tax disputes (involving nexus, taxation of goods and services, bundled transactions, sales for resale and exemptions), Minnesota corporate income and franchise taxes (involving statutory and constitutional issues), federal and international disputes (including offshore matters), state individual income tax (involving residency issues), and real and personal property taxes (including hotels, churches and apartment buildings).
Represent client during Minnesota Tax Court proceedings regarding refund claim for the research and development credit.
Represent clients during Minnesota Department of Revenue examinations and appeals involving a withholding tax dispute.
Represent client during Minnesota Department of Revenue examination regarding an allocation and apportionment of income dispute.
Represent client during U.S. Tax Court proceedings regarding deductibility of airplane expenses.
Represent client during Minnesota Tax Court proceedings regarding change of residency.
Assist clients in IRS audits and appeals as well as federal offshore tax matters, including voluntary disclosures relating to Foreign Bank Account Reports (“FBARs”).
Issue an international tax opinion regarding the U.S. federal income tax treatment of Subpart F income which arises from the receipt of community income when the taxpayer is domiciled in a non-U.S. state.
Issue Minnesota state tax opinion regarding the property tax, sales and use tax, corporate franchise tax, and employment tax consequences and incentives regarding the ownership and operation of a solar energy farm.
Advise clients on the U.S. federal income tax implications and incentives of the production tax credit and investment tax credits available to renewable energy projects.
Issue a multi-state sales and use tax opinion regarding digital marketing and advertising.
Advise international clients on the impact of tax treaties and the potential to mitigate U.S. and foreign taxation.
Assist various properties in complying with property tax exemptions and appeals.
Represent a publicly-traded food processing company before the Minnesota Tax Court in a corporate franchise tax dispute regarding “bill and hold” sales.