Jordan M. Goodman
Partner

500 West Madison Street Suite 3700, Chicago, IL USA 60661

Overview

Jordan Goodman focuses his practice on resolving complex state and local tax controversies for Fortune 1000 corporations and wealthy families, nationwide. He represents operationally complex companies in manufacturing, retail, financial services, e-commerce, broadcasting, and telecommunications. As an attorney and CPA with decades of experience, Jordan has successfully resolved tax controversies in nearly every state and has counseled clients on the full range of tax issues and organizational structures affecting their businesses. Jordan also represents numerous clients in multistate unclaimed property litigation and advises on a wide range of compliance issues.

Clients seek Jordan’s help on a full range of tax issues including corporate income, sales and use, franchise, local licenses, gross receipts, business and occupation, single business, capital stock, and unclaimed property matters. He regularly advises on nexus, apportionment, business income, unitary business groups and residency, credits, losses, exemptions, and the tax base. He represents clients in all facets of unclaimed property issues—from audit notifications and audit defense to protecting sensitive information and resolving legal challenges. Further, Jordan regularly partners with businesses to establish compliance through the voluntary disclosure process and strategic planning.

Prior to joining the firm, Jordan was a partner in the Local Tax (SALT) Group at HMB Legal Counsel, a well-established, tax-focused law firm based in Chicago, Illinois.

A sought-after lecturer and author on multi state tax issues, controversies, and planning, Jordan is very active in the SALT community as a frequent staple to many major SALT institutions’ conferences and publications.

Jordan is listed in the 2022 and 2023 editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading lawyer in Tax Controversy. He was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in 2023 and 2024. Jordan was recognized as an Illinois “Super Lawyer” for Tax Law by Super Lawyers magazine. He was named a “Leading Lawyer” in 2024 for Business Tax Law by Leading Lawyers magazine.

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Experience

*Represented a multi-industry client in Oregon where the state is attempting to use alternative apportionment to increase the amount of tax due.

*Assisted multiple remote and marketplace sellers in getting in compliance with sales and use tax obligations by negotiating agreements and entering voluntary disclosure agreements.

*Represented a corporate client in treatment for state income tax in multiple state of the disposition of one of its subsidiaries and partnership interests.

*Represented multiple businesses in multistate unclaimed property audits.

*Represented soda pop industry in defeating Cook County’s attempt to enforce a special soda pop tax.

*Experience gained by attorney prior to joining Kilpatrick

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Education

University of Illinois College of Law J.D., Tax Law (1985)

Indiana University B.S., Accounting (1982) high honors

Admissions

Illinois (1985)

Professional & Community Activities

Law360, Tax Authority State and Local Editorial Advisory Board (2023)

The Journal of Multistate Taxation, Editorial Board, Member

CCH State Tax Income Alert, Editorial Board, Member

National Multistate Tax Symposium, Advisory Board, Member

Certified Public Accountant – Illinois

Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow

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