Lauren Ferrante

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Lauren Ferrante focuses her practice on state and local taxation. She represents clients at all stages of state and local controversy disputes at the audit, administrative and judicial levels. In particular, Lauren has extensive experience defending clients against qui tam (False Claims Act) claims filed in the state tax arena. Lauren also assists clients with planning, transactional, and compliance matters with respect to various state and local taxes, including income and franchise, sales and use, gross receipts and other miscellaneous taxes.

Lauren is a prolific author and speaker on state and local tax matters including apportionment, nexus and tax procedure as well as other state tax issues.

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Sirius XM Prevails in Texas Supreme Court on Sourcing of Receipts from Satellite Signal

In a recently issued taxpayer-favorable opinion, the Texas Supreme Court overturned the court of appeals’ decision holding that the state’s performance-based sourcing statute for service receipts essentially looks to customer location.  The Court, relying on the statute’s plain language, then affirmed the taxpayer’s methodology, which sourced its receipts to the location where the taxpayer’s performance … Continue Reading
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