Bio

TyJuan Garrett is a senior attorney in the firm’s Indianapolis office who serves as Plunkett Cooney's Tax Law Practice Group Leader. He focuses his practice primarily in the areas of business law and taxation. His clients include Fortune 500 and other companies in the manufacturing, financial services, insurance, agricultural and consumer products industries.

An attorney with more than 15 years of experience, Mr. Garrett has handled various business and tax issues, as well as related litigation. He previously worked as a senior tax consultant at a Big 4 accounting firm and as a hearing officer pro tem with the Indiana Department of Revenue.

His areas of expertise include administration law matters, business plans, compliance, contract management, financial analysis, insurance law, policy analysis, securities, real estate and tax planning.

Representative Client Work

  • Counsels energy service company in planning and directing its legal affairs
  • Counsels energy service company on its contracts and tax compliance issues
  • Negotiates letters of intent, as well as purchase, vendor and joint venture agreements
  • Provides federal, international and state tax consulting, compliance and advisory services 
  • Represents clients before state and local taxation authorities
  • Drafts, negotiates and reviews applications for federal and state tax credits
  • Conducts tax operations, management and transactions review involving federal and state tax codes
  • Evaluates tax consequences of cross-border (inbound and outbound) transactions in relation to structuring options, types of entities and reporting requirements
  • Coordinates and negotiates financing arrangements for commercial developments and construction-related projects involving state and federal tax credits and incentives
  • Serves as corporate counsel to start-up company focusing on telehealth
  • Represents financial institutions in mortgage foreclosures and loan modification actions

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association (Board of Governors, Vice-Chair Investment Committee; Audit Committee, Co-Chair; Membership & Member Benefits Committee; Future of the Legal Profession Committee; Outreach and Inclusion Subcommittee (Past Chair)

Community & Professional

  • Truman State University School of Business and Accountancy (Board of Advisors)
  • Central Indiana Tennis Association (Outreach and Inclusion, Chair)

Credentials

Education

  • University of Denver - Sturm College of Law, LL.M, 2002
  • Drake University Law School, J.D., 2000
  • Truman State University, B.A., 1997

Admissions

  • Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 2000
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2004

Languages

  • German

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