Jordan M. Goodman

Jordan M. Goodman

JORDAN M. GOODMAN co-chairs the firm's State and Local Tax (SALT) Group.  Jordan resolves state and local tax controversies for multistate and multinational corporations, including Fortune 1000 clients with complex operations, in industries such as manufacturing, retailing, financial services, e-tailing, broadcasting and telecommunications.

Jordan has successfully resolved tax controversies in virtually every state and counsels businesses on the tax ramifications and benefits of various organizational structures. Clients seek him out for ideas and resolutions on a range of tax issues, including:

  • Corporate income taxes
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Franchise taxes
  • Local license taxes
  • Gross receipts taxes
  • Business and occupation taxes
  • Single business taxes
  • Capital stock taxes
  • Unclaimed property matters
  • Nexus, apportionment, business income, unitary business groups and residency
  • Credits, losses, exemptions, and the tax base

As both an attorney and a CPA, Jordan has a comprehensive view of tax planning issues and strategies. His experience and education enable him to deliver a creative, complete and practical approach to limiting the full range of tax exposures. He was recently elected as a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation only trial lawyers honorary society that includes less than one-half of one percent of American Lawyers.

Jordan is one of the nation's most sought after lecturers and authors on multi-state tax issues, controversies and planning. His speaking and writing style is approachable and enjoyable, though never short on content or practical ideas.

He is a member of the Editorial Boards for The Journal of Multistate Taxation and CCH State Tax Income Alert and is a Contributing Editor for Commerce Clearing House's State Tax Report. He is the author of the chapter entitled "Other State Taxes and Unclaimed Property" in Illinois Institute of Continued Legal Education's Illinois Taxes and co-author of the chapter entitled "Illinois Income Tax Considerations" for the publication Organizing and Advising Illinois Businesses. He is also co-author of the Tax Management Multistate Tax portfolios entitled "Sales and Use Taxes: The Machinery and Equipment Exemption," "Illinois Income Tax," and "Illinois Sales and Use Tax." Jordan has also authored the chapter entitled "Illinois Sales and Use Tax" in the American Bar Association's Sales and Use Tax Handbook and multiple articles on the unitary business principle, non-business income, apportionment irregularities, and situsing of services for income and sales tax purposes. He has also written dozens of other articles on a variety of state and local tax issues.

Jordan has lectured on numerous state and local tax topics before business and professional associations, including the Council on State Taxation, the Tax Executives Institute, the Chicago Tax Club, Georgetown University Institute on State and Local Taxation, the National Institute Symposium, and annual meetings for CPAmerica, AGN International and CRI, LLC. In addition, Jordan continuously creates and presents accredited state and local tax seminars throughout the country and has been recognized as an "Illinois Super Lawyer" by his clients and peers.


  • The Journal of Multistate Taxation, Member of the Editorial Board
  • CCH State Tax Income Alert, Member of the Editorial Board
  • National Multistate Tax Symposium, Member of the Advisory Board


Practice Groups


Industries Served

  • Automotive Manufacturing & Dealerships
  • Banking
  • Broadcast Media
  • Construction
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entrepreneur/Start-Up Companies
  • Financial Services
  • Food/Beverage Services & Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Leasing Companies
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Mortgage Companies
  • Not-For-Profit Organizations
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail
  • Service Companies
  • Specialty Finance
  • Telecommunications
  • Trading Companies

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    • Contact Information
    • Bar Admissions
      • Illinois  (1985)
    • Education
      • University of Illinois, J.D., 1985
      • Indiana University, B.S. in Accounting with high honors, 1982
    • Licenses
      • Certified Public Accountant, Illinois

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