New York University School of Law, LL.M.
  • Taxation
Wayne State University Law School, J.D.
  • Wayne Law Review
Kalamazoo College, B.A.

Prior Employment

  • Visteon Corporation, Associate General Counsel; Tax Counsel and Director, 2001-2007
  • CMS Energy, Dearborn, MI, Senior Tax Attorney, 1999-2001
  • Praxair, Inc., Danbury, CT, Corporate Tax Counsel, 1997-2001
  • CBI Industries, Oak Brook, IL (acquired by Praxair, Inc.), Tax Counsel, 1989-1997

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions


  • Italian

Professional Affiliations

Certified Public Accountant

  • Illinois
  • Michigan, Registered CPA

Michigan Chamber of Commerce

  • Tax Policy Committee, Chair, 2013-2014

State Bar of Michigan

  • Taxation Section, Chair Ex Officio
  • Council, Officer, 2010-2015
  • Michigan Tax Lawyer, Former Editor

American Bar Association

  • Section of Taxation, State and Local Tax Committee

Vanderbilt School of Law

  • Hartman State and Local Tax Forum, Advisory Board Member, 2005-present

CCH State Tax

  • CCH State Income Tax Alert, Advisory Board, 2006-present

Council on State Taxation

  • Board Member, 1986-2006

Michigan Women's Tax Association

  • Past President, 2009

Bloomberg BNA

  • State Tax Advisory Board, 2015-present
News & Resources


Lynn Gandhi is a tax attorney with significant experience advising clients nationwide on multi-state tax issues, assisting with audits, and litigating state tax cases. Her practice includes unclaimed property and escheat audits and voluntary disclosures, due diligence support, risk review, and incentive assistance. She is well-versed in tax matters in the City of Detroit, as well as other Michigan cities. Lynn was named in the December 2014 State Tax Notes (a Tax Analysts publication) as one of the "best in the profession." She also authors a State Tax Notes' monthly column, "Smitten with the Mitten," which discusses Michigan tax issues.

  • Defends protests and appeals at the Michigan Department of Treasury, Michigan Tax Tribunal, Michigan Court of Claims, and the Appellate Courts
  • Concentrates practice on Michigan Corporate Income Tax (CIT), Business Tax (MBT), Single Business Tax (SBT), city income tax, sales and use taxes, motor fuel taxes, unemployment taxes, gaming excise taxes, captive insurance company taxes, officer liability matters, and voluntary disclosure agreements (VDAs) for state taxes
  • Assists clients in unclaimed property reporting processes and oversight and management of audits and litigation
  • Registered lobbyist in Michigan, representing clients on tax legislation
  • Provides clients with guidance on incentive opportunities at the federal, state, and local level, including:
    • State and municipal grants and loans
    • New Markets Tax Credit, tax increment financing, and venture funds
    • Brownfield credits, real and personal property tax abatements, and land bank opportunities
    • Foreign Trade Zones and federal assistance programs, including EB-5
  • Possesses extensive experience in directing the state tax function and implementing planning and processes within a corporate tax environment


  • Defended against million dollar assessments in the areas of unitary group determination, multistate apportionment, and sales and use taxes
  • Successfully litigated and settled complex multi-year unitary cases in California and Illinois
  • Obtained incentives and tax increment financing for million dollar projects in several states for industrial and commercial developments
  • Led successful initiatives to enact tax legislation on various proposals
  • Developed unclaimed property processes and reporting procedures for a Fortune 100 company and successfully defended a multistate unclaimed property audit resulting in a minimum claim
  • Engaged in ground-up development of the tax office function for two major spin-off companies
  • Led global investment incentive process for Fortune 100 multinational company and obtained significant incentive awards in the states of Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia
  • Acted as counsel for numerous spin-off and reorganization transactions in the preparation of tax sharing and indemnity agreements


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

  • Board of Directors, 2015-present

Community Legal Resources

  • Volunteer Attorney, 2005-present

News & Resources


Press Releases


Seminars & Events


  • The Best Lawyers of America, 2010-2018
    • Recognized in practice areas of
      • Corporate Law
      • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
      • Tax Law
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine Michigan, 2017
    • Recognized in practice area of Tax Law: Business
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2011-2016
  • DBusiness, Top Lawyers, 2013-2017
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly, named as one of 30 “Women in the Law," 2016

Academic Appointments

  • Wayne State University School of Law, Adjunct Professor of Law, Multistate Taxation in the Digital Age, 2004-present