Richard W. Goldstein

rwgoldstein@goldsteinjones.com
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Phone: (212) 232-2410
Fax: (917) 591-4711

30 Wall St, 8th floor
New York, New York 10005

Richard W. Goldstein is a founding partner of Goldstein Jones LLP, a law firm focused on tax matters. He has focused his practice in the area of state and local taxation for the past 22 years and is a contributing commentator to the highly regarded CCH New York State Tax Reporter service. He has handled tax matters for many of the world's largest corporations and high net worth high profile individuals. Richard has represented clients in court in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Richard has extensive experience representing clients in state and local tax disputes especially in New York State and New York City Including:

  • corporation income and franchise tax
  • sales & use tax
  • personal income tax
  • employment taxes
  • unincorporated business tax
  • real estate transfer tax
  • commercial rent tax
  • hotel occupancy tax
  • withholding tax
Education

Juris Doctor, Fordham University School of Law, 1992

Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, 1989

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice New York State
New Jersey
United States Tax Court
United State District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Bar Association

New York State Bar Association
Member of the Tax Section

Member of the Tax Committee on Individuals

Member of the Committee on New York State Taxes

Member of the Committee on New York City Taxes

Faculty Member of Lawline.com (the continuing legal education division of Furthered)

Articles, Press & Speeches

CCH New York State Tax Reporter Service, Contributing Commentator.

New York State Income Tax Resident Status Implications, Determinations & Appeal, (Speaker), Lawline (Continuing Legal Education), April 30, 2014.

New York's Work-at-Home Rule Needs Work (author), State Tax Today, November 29, 1999.

Telecommuter Tax Trap (quoted), Forbes, May 1, 2000.

New York State & Connecticut Personal Income Tax Allocation In Conflict (speaker), The Stamford Tax Association, September 30, 2004.

CCH , Incorporated Internet Legal Research Focus Group, New York City, NY, November 30, 2004.

Selected Accomplishments
  • Obtained a $2,000,000 New York State personal income tax refund for the retired chief operating officer of a major multinational corporation.

  • Successfully represented the chief operating officer of a major insurance company in a New York State income tax audit.

  • Successfully negotiated a settlement of corporation income tax liability for a multinational retail corporation.

  • Successfully and discreetly resolved New York State and New York City outstanding personal income tax issues of a well known television celebrity.

  • Successfully and discretely resolved New York City personal income tax issues of the General Counsel of a multinational bank.

  • Successfully and discreetly represented the Chief Operating Officer of a Dow Jones Industrial Component multinational corporation in a New York State and New York City personal income tax audit.

  • Advised a multinational corporation on the real estate transfer taxes related to the one billion dollar sale and leaseback of commercial real property.

  • Advised a multinational corporation on the commercial rent taxes related to a multimillion dollar commercial lease.

  • Advised a multinational corporation on the real estate transfer taxes related to the spinoff of major subsidiary.

  • Litigated and settled a multi-million dollar hotel occupancy tax issue for a multinational business

  • Litigated and settled a multimillion dollar corporation state income tax matter for a national mortgage company

  • Successfully negotiated a settlement of a sales tax liability for a multinational retail apparel corporation.

  • Litigated and settled a sales tax matter for a major technology consulting business.

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