Denise M. Mudigere focuses her practice on representing individuals and entities in all stages of federal civil and criminal tax controversies. She represents clients in US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) examinations, administrative appeals, and litigation. Denise has settled multiple tax disputes in administrative proceedings and with IRS legal counsel—avoiding litigation in court, when possible.

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  • Representing multinational company in IRS administrative proceedings in connection with IRS attempts to reclassify debt as equity
  • Representing a multinational company in connection with an IRS examination of tax issues related to the takeover of a publicly traded company and the subsequent restructuring of its stock acquisition
  • Representing a large multinational company in summons enforcement litigation regarding the company’s assertion of privilege for tax advice given during high-stakes refinancing and restructuring transactions, including appellate briefing and coordination of international privilege review efforts; Second Circuit opinion affirmed taxpayer’s position and set favorable precedent for protection of tax and business advice

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  • Super Lawyers, 2016-17, named a “Texas Rising Star”


  • American Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Love Heals, board of directors


Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2010
SMU-In-Oxford, University College, 2008
Southwestern Assemblies of God University, BA, summa cum laude, 2003


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Denise M. Mudigere

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