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Geoffrey L. Gunnerson

Geoff Gunnerson’s practice is concentrated in federal, state and local tax matters. Before joining Snell & Wilmer, he worked as an attorney-advisor to Judge Robert P. Ruwe in the United States Tax Court in Washington, DC. Geoff’s experience includes work on various federal tax issues, including but not limited to personal income tax, partnership tax, corporate tax, transfer tax (i.e., estate, gift and generation skipping), international tax, tax-exempt organizations and tax penalties/additions to tax.


  • University of Florida Levin College of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2008)
  • University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Dean’s List (2004)
  • Westminster College (B.S., Business, 2004)
    • Dean’s List

Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Utah
  • United States District Court, District of Utah
  • United States Tax Court

Professional Memberships & Activities

  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section

Representative Presentations & Publications

  • When is a Limited Partner a Limited Partner?, Author, Journal of Real Estate Taxation (First Quarter 2013)
  • Information and Practical Advice Regarding Current IRS Programs, Presenter, State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section (August 2012)

Community Involvement

  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

Other Professional Experience

  •  United States Tax Court, Attorney-Advisor to Hon. Robert P. Ruwe (2008-2011)

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