Faculty Profile: Michael Goode

Michael GoodeLewis Thomason
Previous Courses Taught (29)
  • Business Law Forum 2022: Trust Me, Iā€™m a Tennessee Business Lawyer ā€“ A Discussion of Legal Opinion Practice Involving Tennessee Entities
  • International Law 2021: Hot Topics in International Law
  • Tax Law Forum 2022
  • Public Chapter No. 420 ā€“ What You Need to Know as a Planner
  • Tax Law: Hot Topics 2022
  • Business Law Forum 2022 (Live Virtual)
  • Business Law Forum 2022 (In-Person)
  • International Law 2021
  • Tax Law 2020: Legislative Update
  • International Law 2020: How to Set Bright Rules for Legal, Accounting, and Finance - If at All
  • International Law Fall Symposium: Understanding, Developing and Implementing HBCU Globalization
  • Tax Law 2020 Forum
  • EPP 2019: Income Tax Planning for Estates
  • International Law Winter Forum
  • POSTPONED: International Law Spring Forum 2020
  • Tax Law 2018: Pass Through Session
  • Hot Topics in International Law: The New Congress
  • Topgolf CLE 2019
  • Overview of New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2019
  • Tax Law: International Tax Consequence
  • Tax Law Forum 2018
  • Overview of New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Estate Planning and Probate: International Issues in Estate Planning
  • Overview of New Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Immigration & Tax Planning from Non-Resident to Resident Status
  • Tennessee and Federal Tax Law Annual Forum 2017
  • Immigration & Tax Planning from Non-Resident to Resident Status
  • Estate Planning & Probate Forum 2017

Michael S. Goode, shareholder in Lewis Thomason's Nashville office, focuses his practice on the tax, business and estate planning needs of families and businesses. On an international level, he also assists companies and individuals with their corporate and estate planning needs, including the resolution of reporting requirements.
Michael serves as a trusted advisor to governmental agencies, and both small and large companies on various taxation issues.
Michael has extensive experience in preparing estate and business succession plans for a variety of clients both large and small, including those with closely held family businesses, large retirement accounts, and complex legal issues. He works directly with advisors, banks, and trust companies to provide innovative solutions to clients' wealth preservation needs.
Michael prepares and reviews lease agreements, contracts, estoppels, and SNDAs. He has prepared corporate and tax provisions for large merger and acquisition transactions.
Michael represented a school district before the IRS under the Voluntary Correction Program and successfully resolved its pension plan's operational failures without penalty to the school district and he wrote new pension legislation. Michael served as the business attorney for a mid-sized Asian company purchasing its first United States factory and assisted a European executive with his foreign account reporting issues and negations with the IRS.
Michael received his JD from The College of William and Mary, and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.