Corey M. Goodman’s practice focuses on taxation.

He advises clients on federal income tax matters including the structuring, documentation, and negotiation of a variety of domestic and international transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, spinoffs, bankruptcy reorganizations, refinancings, and cross-border and internal restructurings.

Corey joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2016.

Notable Experience

  • McCormick & Company in its $4.2 billion acquisition of the food business of Reckitt Benckiser.

  • Clariant in its $20 billion merger of equals with Huntsman Corporation to create HunstmanClariant.

  • Medtronic in its $49.9 billion acquisition of Covidien.

  • Family Dollar in the $9.3 billion sale of the company to Dollar Tree.

  • Google in its holding company reorganization, which involved the creation of a new publicly traded holding company, Alphabet Inc., that became the parent company of the Google group.

  • Biomet and its four private equity consortium owners—Blackstone, Goldman Sachs PIA, KKR and TPG—in Biomet’s $13.35 billion cash and stock merger with Zimmer Holdings.

  • Google in the $2.91 billion sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile devices business to Lenovo Group Limited.

  • Nortel in its complex and protracted bankruptcy.

  • Medtronic on tax aspects of its $17 billion Reg S/Rule 144A multitranche senior notes offering.

  • Deutsche Telekom on tax aspects of T-Mobile USA’s acquisition of MetroPCS.

See More


  • Panelist at PLI’s Basics of International Taxation 2017 (New York, San Francisco), “Tax Concerns for U.S. Persons Investing or Operating Outside the U.S. (Outbound Investments) – Lending, Licensing and Portfolio Investments.” July 18, 2017, and September 18, 2017
  • Panelist at PLI’s Spin Offs 2017 (New York), “Recent Developments in Spin-Offs” with Matthew P. Salerno
  • Panelist on The Conference Board Governance Watch Webcast: “Implications of Trapped Offshore Cash,” June 18, 2015, with Wayne Carnall, James A. Duncan and Sandra L. Flow
  • Panelist at American Conference Institute’s Forum on M&A and Strategic Alliances in the Life Sciences Industries, “Inversions: Shifting Strategies in Global M&A in Response to Recent Tax Code Changes,” April 28, 2015, with Derek Devgun and Matthew P. Salerno
  • Panelist at PLI’s Basics of International Taxation 2014 (NY and San Francisco), “Outbound M&A” with Douglas L. Poms, Michael L. Schultz and Andrea Sharetta