Mr. Goldblum is the chairman of our Tax Department and is engaged in a broad tax practice with special emphasis on corporate and partnership taxation, executive taxation, tax controversies and estate planning. He provided tax consultation in a major international financing and, more recently, in a receivables securitization transaction. He routinely renders tax advice in corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Goldblum is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been named a Southern California Super Lawyer from 2004–2014.
Clerk for Judge Oscar H. Davis of the U.S. Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) (1963-1964). Attorney, Appellate Section of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice (1964 1969). Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, New York (1969 1973). Member, Rifkind & Sterling, Incorporated, Beverly Hills (1973 1985).
Beverly Hills Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association (vice chairman and chairman, Real Estate Taxation Committee, 1991 and 1992, respectively; member, Executive Committee, Taxation Section, 1992), New York State Bar Association. Certified Specialist, Taxation Law, the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
CCNY (B.A., 1960). New York University School of Law (LL.B., 1963)
Executive Note and Comment Editor, New York University Law Review (1962 1963); Order of the Coif
- Advice regarding tax matters for developer and builder of large single-family home projects, manufacturer of after-market, high-end auto wheels and an institutional stock trader.
- Advised members of privately held limited liability company in leveraged recapitalization sponsored by a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm.
- Advised executive management group in rollover of equity investment and equity incentive arrangements in connection with private equity-sponsored management buyout of Los Angeles-based owner and operator of community hospitals.
- Advised tax-exempt corporation in connection with formation of for-profit subsidiary corporation under California law.
Co-author, Chapter 3, “Choosing the Appropriate Business Entity,” in Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies, 3rd Edition January 2016, California Continuing Education of the Bar (2016).
Co-author, Chapter 3, “Choosing the Appropriate Business Entity,” in Forming and Operating California Limited Liability Companies, 3rd Edition , California Continuing Education of the Bar, April 2014.
Co-author, Chapter 13, “Director Compensation,” in Advising and Defending Corporate Directors and Officers, California Continuing Education of the Bar 1998, April 2007.
- June 2014: California Re-defining “Change of Ownership” to Allow for Real Property Reassessment”
- March 2014: The Price for Simplification
- May 2012: The Generous, But Temporary, Gift Tax Exclusion
- April 2011: No Exclusion of Discharge of Indebtedness Income for Insolvent Disregarded Entities
- May 2010: Important California Pending Legislation
- June 2009: An Opportune Time to Reacquire or Restructure Business Debt
- October 2008: California Suspends Net Operating Loss Carryovers and Limits Business Credits
- September 2008: Exclusion of Gain on Sale of Principal Residence Limited
- Temporary Tax Relief Act of 2007
- October 2007: Nonqualified Deferred Compensation – Update
- September 2007: Nonqualified Deferred Compensation
- October 2006: Deferred Compensation Regulations
- March 2006: Limited Liability Company Fee Unconstitutional
- September 2005: Immediate Write-off of Cost of Producing a Film
- November 2004: Tax Treatment of Deferred Compensation
- April 2004: Stock Value Increases