David B. Goldman

David B. Goldman

David Goldman is a tax partner in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.

His practice involves a wide variety of transactional and advisory work in the partnership tax, corporate tax and executive compensation areas. Mr. Goldman has substantial experience in the structuring of joint ventures, private investment funds and other partnership vehicles, as well as the structuring of taxable and tax-free corporate merger and acquisition transactions and portfolio investment transactions.

Mr. Goldman is ranked by Chambers USA as a leading tax law practitioner in California and listed in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Goldman is a former chair of the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Pass Through Entities Taxation Committee. He has also spoken on, and authored or co-authored numerous articles on, various transactional tax issues.

Mr. Goldman is a former chair of the board of directors and current treasurer of Menorah Housing Foundation, a non-profit real estate development and management company dedicated to the provision of affordable housing to low-income seniors in the Los Angeles area. Menorah has developed and manages 18 properties containing more than 1,200 independent-living apartment units.

Before becoming a lawyer, Mr. Goldman practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Arthur Young & Company in New York and earned his M.B.A. degree in Finance from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.

Selected Publications

  • Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements: Critical Tax Considerations, 68 Major Tax Planning (2016), Co-author.
  • Partnership Equity Compensation: Selected Issues of Daily Practice, 65 Major Tax Planning (2013), Co-author.
  • A Primer on Structuring Tax-Free Corporate Acquisitions, 64 NYU Institute on Federal Taxation (2006), Co-author.
  • Just a Spoonful of Sugar: New Medicine to Defer Gain on Asset Dispositions, 54 Major Tax Planning (2002), Co-author.
  • Partnership Options: A Practitioner’s Guide to Issues and Strategies, 60 NYU Institute on Federal Taxation (2002), Co-author.
  • Planning Partnership Admissions and Book-Ups, 495 Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 317 (Practising Law Institute 2001), Co-author.
  • Restructuring a Partnership: Admissions, Redemptions and Book ups, 58 NYU Institute on Federal Taxation (2000), Co-author.
  • Choice of Entity and Equity Compensation: Utilizing the Tax Partnership in a Corporate World, 52 Major Tax Planning (2000), Co-author.