Jordan is a partner in HMB’s State and Local Tax (SALT) Group and focuses his practice on resolving complex SALT controversies for Fortune 1000 corporations and wealthy families, nationwide.
Jordan 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. He 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.
Jordan 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.
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.
Nationwide Counsel, State-by-State Experience
As perhaps one of the most recognizable people in the SALT community, Jordan is known for his enthusiasm, creativity and practical approach to limiting tax exposure and helping clients through the tax ramifications and benefits of various organizational structures. Clients nationwide rely on him for his strategic state-by-state experience and advice built from decades of experience.
Jordan takes the time to learn the nuances of his client’s plans, businesses, and industries. Then, armed with this rare vision and insight, he crafts practical, meaningful, and business savvy solutions.
University of Illinois, J.D.
Indiana University, B.S. in Accounting with high honors
Certified Public Accountant, Illinois
David A. Hughes and Jordan M Goodman present at the AGN Annual Conference in Miami.
Jordan M. Goodman presents at the CPAmerica 2021 Tax Conference.
Jordan M. Goodman presents at the MICPA Michigan Tax Conference.
Marilyn A. Wethekam and Jordan M. Goodman will discuss Illinois and national ethics standards for both attorneys and accountants and how they come into play in the state and local tax world for the Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois.
Jordan M. Goodman presents, "Goodman v. Pomp" at the Hartman SALT Forum.
State and Local Tax Attorneys Fred Marcus, Jordan Goodman and Marilyn Wethekam recently authored "Sales and Use Taxes: The Machinery and Equipment Exemption" for Bloomberg BNA's Tax Management Portfolios, 1330 3rd edition. This portfolio discusses sales and use tax incentives for machinery and equipment used in manufacturing operations. HMB offers a limited number of hard copies for clients. Click here to…
Jordan M. Goodman Interviewed by Law360: “7 Things Tax Pros Are Grateful For This Thanksgiving Season”.
Read the full article by Law360 here (subscription required). In a year when states focused on shaking off the effects of the coronavirus crisis, some changed business tax regimes to build their coffers while others, flush with federal pandemic relief cash, advanced significant tax cuts. An Illinois budget bill signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker pauses the phaseout of…
Law360 named Jordan M. Goodman as a part of the 2021 State & Local Tax editorial advisory board. The board provides feedback on Law360's coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage. On the board with Jordan is Alvan L. Bobrow of Barton LLP, John Fletcher of Jones Walker LLP, Richard Jones of Sullivan & Worcester LLP,…
In this article by State Tax Notes, Jordan M. Goodman discusses Chicago's guidance and economic nexus safe harbor. Download the full article here. Speaking during the Virtual 2021 American Bar Association/Institute for Professionals in Taxation Advanced Sales and Use Tax Seminar on March 15, Jordan applauded the city for issuing the guidance. The city “actually did something that I have…
In this article by Law360, Jordan M. Goodman discusses the Tax Injunction Act and state tax issues being filed into federal court. Read the full article by Law360 here. The complaint by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Internet Association, NetChoice and Computer & Communications Industry Association, filed Feb. 18, had been widely expected, but it contained a procedural twist. It…
The new rule provides that the presence of an out-of-state retailer or its representative in Illinois for the purpose of engaging in trade show activities establishes nexus for the retailer and requires collection of use tax on all sales into Illinois unless three conditions are met.
In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned Quill giving States more authority to collect sales tax. Jordan Goodman shares his initial reactions while reading the decision.
Wayfair, Quill, Sales tax nexus, remote seller. Illinois adopted a South Dakota remote seller nexus rule effective October 1, 2018.
Alabama, Connecticut and Texas are offering tax amnesty programs that have some huge benefits.
It is a well-known fact that the states have become more aggressive in their SALT litigation tactics. There are a number of factors to be considered when devising a multi-state litigation strategy.