Geoff Gunnerson's practice is concentrated in federal, state and local tax matters. Geoff regularly advises clients involved in complex transactions involving corporations (including S corporations), partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and tax-exempt entities. Geoff’s experience includes advising clients on state and local tax matters; including, but not limited to, multistate nexus issues, transaction privilege taxes, sales and use taxes, commercial activity taxes, franchise and income taxes, employment taxes and withholding, special assessments, and special taxing districts. Geoff's experience also includes advising clients on tax matters related to various segments of the life cycle of a business (including advising start-up and emerging-growth companies, from formation through liquidity in matters such as governance, debt and equity financing, equity incentive compensation, real estate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other tax planning matters). Additionally, Geoff assists clients with tax credit financing transactions (e.g., low-income housing tax credit, new markets tax credit, rehabilitation tax credit, renewable energy tax credit).
Geoff was a Tax associate based in the Phoenix office of Snell & Wilmer from 2011-2017. Immediately prior to rejoining the firm, he was the Tax Attorney at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, PC in Salt Lake City.
University of Florida Levin College of Law (LL.M., Taxation, 2008)
University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D., 2007)
Westminster College (B.S., Business, 2004)
American Bar Association, Tax Section
State Bar of Arizona, Tax Section
Formerly: Annual Convention Chair, Newsletter Editor, and Member at Large, Executive Council, Tax Section
State Bar of Utah, Tax Section
“Accessing Tax Credits for Employers under the FFCRA and the CARES Act,” Author, Jones Waldo Legal Alert (April 2020)
“Retirement Plan Distributions and Loan in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act),” Author, Jones Waldo Legal Alert (April 2020)
“Unrelated Business Income,” Presenter, ASU Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation (January 2015)