Gordon Martens represents clients in a wide variety of state and local tax controversy and planning matters, with a focus on Texas and Louisiana state and local tax controversies. Gordon has several years of experience with sales and use tax, property tax and corporate income and franchise taxes. Gordon has worked with clients throughout audits, during administrative appeals, and in state district and appellate courts.
Gordon represents clients in various industries, with a focus on the energy sector including E&P, midstream, oilfield services, and renewables.
Gordon counsels clients on the state and local tax implications of M&A transactions, restructurings, and securities offerings. He has negotiated with state tax authorities to secure guidance for clients in various states including Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Indiana. Gordon has worked with taxpayers to secure and enhance the benefits of property tax value limitation agreements and other tax incentives. Gordon has also helped taxpayers navigate multijurisdictional tax challenges including nexus, allocation and apportionment of income, and interstate commerce and export exemptions.