Don H. Goode


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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

Previous Employment

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


1977 (Mississippi), 1980 (Florida)



141 Township Avenue, Suite 300
Ridgeland, MS 39157



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