Kathleen E. Splett

Kathleen E. (Splett) Pfutzenreuter

Tax Attorney

Phone: 952-921-2105
Fax: 952-921-2109
Email: kathleen@wagnertaxlaw.com

Kathleen represents individuals and businesses in tax controversies involving the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Kathleen attended law school at the William Mitchell College of Law, focusing her studies on tax and business law. During law school, Kathleen received the Cali Award for the highest grade in her Income Tax Law class and completed an externship at the IRS Chief Counsel’s Office. After graduation, Kathleen served as an inaugural clerk at the Minnesota Tax Court. As a judicial law clerk, Kathleen gained significant insight to the judicial process.

As an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota, Kathleen studied literature and finance. Kathleen enjoys running, gardening, cooking, and mentoring and reaching out to the community. Kathleen has served as a Mitchell Mentor, Page Education Foundation Mentor, and William Mitchell Tax Moot Court judge.


  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Tax Section: Council Vice-Chair, Legislative Committee Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax Section

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for Minnesota
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Tax Court

Professional Volunteer Activities

  • Hennepin County Bar Association Running Club, President (2016-2018)
  • William Mitchell College of Law Attorney Mentor (2013 – 2016)


  • J.D. 2013  William Mitchell College of Law
  • B.A. 2007  University of Minnesota

Publications & Seminars

  • “Judicial Mediation” – Minnesota County Attorneys Association Annual Meeting
  • “Demonstrating Profit Motive” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association, Arts and Entertainment Section
  • “Tax Law Update: Minnesota Resident Tax Issues After Marks v. Commissioner of Revenue” – Presentation at local accounting firm
  • “Tax Policy Update: Overview of GOP’s and Administration’s Proposals to Change the Federal Tax Law” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • “Complete Lawyer: Tax Controversy Issues” – Continuing Legal Education, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • “Collection Cases: Mechanisms, Procedures, and Resolutions” – Minnesota Certified Public Accountant Conference
  • “Tax Issues for Artists” – Minnesota Springboard for the Arts
  • “Divorce Decree Drafting” – Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Forum