Matt Ehinger is a partner in the Firm's Tax Group. Matt focuses his practice on state and local tax planning, compliance and controversy. He also advises tax-exempt clients (including nonprofit and governmental entities) on a broad range of issues.

Matt advises clients on a variety of state and local income tax issues, including income tax, sales tax, as well as real and personal property tax. In addition to tax planning, Matt has represented his clients in audits and administrative appeals with the Indiana Department of Revenue, as well as in property tax disputes in front of Indiana Property Tax Assessment Boards of Appeal and the Indiana Board of Tax Review. Matt's work also includes representing clients in front of the Indiana Tax Court in tax controversies.

Matt counsels tax-exempt clients (nonprofit public charities, private foundations and governmental entities) on a broad range of issues including corporate formation and governance, achieving tax-exemption, tax compliance, lobbying and political activities, unrelated business income and other business matters, including joint ventures, mergers, taxable subsidiaries, limited liability companies and other affiliates to minimize tax liability and protect their tax-exempt status. 

Matt received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from DePauw University in 2006. He then attended law school at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, receiving his juris doctorate, summa cum laude, in 2009.

During law school, Matt served as a legal intern for Governor Mitch Daniels and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. He also served as a legal intern for the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Court-Southern District of Indiana and as an extern in the legal department of Eli Lilly & Co.

Also during law school, Matt participated in the Indiana Law Review where he served on the executive board as senior executive editor. He also volunteered with the Marion County Teen Court Program and as a Deans Tutorial Society member.

Matt was a summer clerk with Ice Miller in 2008 before joining as an associate in 2009.
Reported and Representative Cases
Marion County Assessor v. Simon DeBartolo Group, LP, 2016 WL 1394647 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2016)
 
Marion County Assessor v. Washington Square Mall, LLC, 46 N.E.3d 1 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2015)
 
Marion County Assessor v. Gateway Arthur, Inc., 45 N.E.3d 876 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2015)
 
Marion County Assessor v. Gateway Arthur, Inc., 43 N.E.3d 279 (Ind. Tax. Ct. 2015)
 
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. v. Indiana Dept. of State Revenue, 41 N.E.3d 1053 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2015)

Housing Partnerships, Inc. v. Owens, 17 N.E.3d 403 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2014)(amicus curiae)
 
SAC Finance, Inc. v. Indiana Dep't of State Revenue, 24 N.E.3d 541 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2014)

Shelby County Assessor v. CVS PharmacyInc. #6637-02, 994 N.E.2d 350 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2013)

Shelbyville MHPI, LLC v. Thurston, 978 N.E.2d 527 (Ind. Tax Ct. 2012)

Indiana Dep't of State Revenue v. Miller Brewing Co., 975 N.E.2d 800 (Ind. 2012), reh'g denied (amicus curiae)
 
Curtis James Investments (Applesauce-Applebee’s) v. Lake County Assessor, Pet. No. 45-036-08-1-4-00003 (Ind. Bd. Tax. Rev., Oct. 2014)

Yum Brands, aka Taco Bell of America v. Allen County Assessor, Pet. No. 02-076-12-1-4-0002 (Ind. Bd. Tax Rev. 2014)

Simon Debartolo Group, L.P., et. al. v. Marion County Assessor, Pet. Nos. 49-600-06-1-4-08629, et. al. (Ind. Bd. Tax Rev., Oct. 2012)

Washington Square Mall, LLC, et. al. v. Marion County Assessor, Pet. Nos. 49-700-06-1-4-01861, et. al. (Ind. Bd. Tax Rev., Sept. 2012)




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