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 Group Plc.

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

  • Medtronic in its $49.9 billion acquisition of Covidien and in its $17 billion Reg S/Rule 144A multitranche senior notes offering, the largest bond offering of that year.

  • 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, and in numerous other transactions, including its $1.1 billion business cooperation agreement with HTC Corporation and the $2.91 billion sale of Motorola Mobility’s mobile devices business to Lenovo Group Limited.

  • Modular Space Holdings, the largest U.S. owned provider of modular office solutions, in its successful emergence from Chapter 11.

  • Alimentation Couche-Tard in its acquisition of Holiday Station stores.

  • Warburg Pincus in its acquisitions of Duravant, CityMD, Gabriel Brothers, Universal Services of America and Guardsmark, and a merger of equals with Allied Barton.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Nortel in its Chapter 11 proceedings, and the sale of its Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions, and of substantially all of the global assets of its Multiservice Switch business to Ericsson.

  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. in the $725 million sale of the majority of its mechanical security businesses to dormakaba.

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  • Panelist at PLI’s Spin-offs 2018 (New York), “Variations on the Spin-off” with Matthew P. Salerno
  • 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