Hugh Goodwin concentrates in state and local tax including taxation of e-commerce transactions.

He is experienced in tax planning and tax controversy representation throughout the audit and appeal process in sales and use tax matters, including the taxation of services, “click-through” nexus and attributional and affiliate nexus. Mr. Goodwin also advises franchisors and other clients on income tax and gross receipts tax matters, including economic nexus issues and the multi-state apportionment of services and intangibles. A significant amount of Mr. Goodwin’s practice involves developing strategies for e-commerce businesses regarding the application of state tax laws to Software as a Service and other cloud computing products.

Hugh's other areas of expertise include California real property transfer tax and property tax reassessment and the representation of clients in disputes with California municipalities involving local taxes imposed on telecommunications companies, hotels and other service providers. Mr. Goodwin is also experienced in federal and state employment tax issues, unclaimed property planning, the formation and drafting of operating agreements for limited liability companies and partnerships, the formation of S corporations, and real property exchanges.