PROFESSIONALS

Don H. Goode

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Don Goode’s primary areas of practice are the representation of individuals and businesses involving:

  • Income and estate taxation
  • Retirement planning
  • Employee benefits plans

He also has extensive experience in the tax issues involving professionals and professional entities such as:

  • Medical office groups
  • Law Firms
  • Accounting firms

He has represented clients in such varied matters as:

  • Estate and asset protection planning
  • Sales of businesses
  • Estate and gift tax audits
  • COBRA issues in acquisition transactions
  • Formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations
  • Integration of qualified plans and IRA’s in estate planning
  • Negotiations with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service involving ERISA and income tax issues.

Shareholder

Don Goode’s primary areas of practice are the representation of individuals and businesses involving:

  • Income and estate taxation
  • Retirement planning
  • Employee benefits plans

He also has extensive experience in the tax issues involving professionals and professional entities such as:

  • Medical office groups
  • Law Firms
  • Accounting firms

He has represented clients in such varied matters as:

  • Estate and asset protection planning
  • Sales of businesses
  • Estate and gift tax audits
  • COBRA issues in acquisition transactions
  • Formation and operation of tax-exempt organizations
  • Integration of qualified plans and IRA’s in estate planning
  • Negotiations with the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service involving ERISA and income tax issues.

Education

  • B.A., magna cum laude, 1974, Jacksonville University
  • J.D., with honors, 1977, University of Florida
  • L.L.M. in Taxation, 1978, University of Florida

Memberships

  • American Bar Association: Taxation Section
  • Mississippi Bar Association: Taxation Section – Executive Committee
  • Estate Planning Council of Mississippi
  • Mississippi College Estate Planning Council
  • Mississippi Chapter of the Financial Planning Association (President, 1989-1990)
  • Capitol Area Bar Association

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Peer Rated A-V in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory
  • Listed in the 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law and Tax Law

Other Achievements & Awards

Frequent lecturer to attorneys, CPAs and other professional groups. Spoken at seminars sponsored by :

  • American Bar Association
  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • Mississippi Bar Association
  • Mississippi Society of CPAs
  • The Financial Planning Association
  • Mississippi Association of Life Underwriters.

Bar Admissions

  • Mississippi
  • Florida

Civic

Member of Board of Directors – Reservoir Fire Protection District (1984-1986)

Previous Employment

Dossett, Goode, Barnes & Broom, P.A., 1981-1996

Admitted

1977 (Mississippi), 1980 (Florida)

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