Lauren A. Ferrante focuses her practice on state and local taxation. She represents taxpayers at all stages of state and local controversy disputes at the audit, administrative and judicial levels. Lauren also assists taxpayers 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.

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  • Obtained favorable resolution of numerous audit periods, some in litigation and some in audit, for an automobile dealership with respect to Illinois sales and use tax liability
  • Secured two complete dismissals of claims with prejudice and a favorable ruling from the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court in defending online retailers in Illinois False Claims Act litigation with respect to sales and use tax claims
  • Obtained circuit court orders dismissing several other Illinois False Claims Act cases
  • Secured a favorable Illinois administrative hearing ruling on behalf of an automobile dealership with respect to use tax liability

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  • Current Chair, State and Local Tax Committee of Chicago Bar Association
  • Vice Chair, State and Local Tax Committee of Chicago Bar Association (2017-18)
  • Current Member, Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Member, Sales Tax Symposium Committee, Institute for Professionals in Taxation (2016 -2018)


Northwestern University School of Law, LLM, with honors, 2010
University of Illinois College of Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2009
Miami University, BA, magna cum laude, 2006


Lauren A. Ferrante

Insights & Events / Media

Texas Review of Entertainment & Sports Law / October 25, 2018

Tax Notes / October 18, 2018

Lexology / June 14, 2018

Detroit, Michigan / Speaking Engagements / May 15, 2018

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / March 13, 2017

Rosemont, Illinois / / November 3, 2016

Journal of Multistate Taxation / November/December 2016

Tax Notes / State Tax Today / April 27, 2016

Chicago, Illinois / Speaking Engagements / 4 April, 2015

Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives Vol. 24, No. 10 / February, 2015

The Frustrations of Fixtures: The Impact of Real Property/Tangible Personal Property ...

Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives (Thomson Reuters/Tax & Accounting), Volume 24, Number 7 / October 2014

Damned if You Collect, Damned if You Don't: Retailers Caught Between Consumer ...

State Tax Notes / October 14, 2013

A Decade of Lessons From Litigating State Tax False Claims Act Cases

Tax Analysts / October 1, 2012

Illinois's New Independent Tax Tribunal

Publications / January 31, 2011

Illinois Bill Would Expand Attributional Nexus Concept to Untested Lengths