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Robert S. Goldman

ROBERT S. GOLDMAN is a Partner with the Tallahassee, Florida law firm of Madsen Goldman & Holcomb, LLP.  He represents clients in all phases of state and local taxation, including audits, protests, litigation, legislation, and tax planning.  This experience includes all the major state and local taxes (sales taxes, property taxes, corporate income taxes, communications service taxes, documentary stamp taxes.) It also spans diverse industries, including retailing, manufacturing, energy, leasing, hospitality, telecommunications, government contracting, health care, transportation, and the service sector. Mr. Goldman served on the Florida Governor’s Telecommunications Taxation Task Force, and in the year 2000 he participated in the nation's first major legislative reform of state and local taxes on telecommunication services, resulting in legislation consolidating Florida's multiple levies. He has also chaired various Florida Bar tax committees.  In 2010 he co-authored Florida property tax legislation revising the burden of proof and other procedural aspects of ad valorem cases. He served on the Steering Committee of the National Tax Association Communications and Electronic Commerce Tax Project, which comprised a national study of the issues associated with the tax treatment of E-commerce; on the IPT Board of Governors; and on the Steering Committee of the NTA Communications and Electronic Commerce Tax Project.  He has written and lectured extensively in the state and local tax area and has been an instructor at IPT Sales and Use Tax Schools.  He has also served as Overall Chair of Sales Tax Education for IPT, and as Chair of the Institute’s Professional Designation - Sales Tax Committee. Mr. Goldman has been recognized in Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite and in Super Lawyers, and was named Best Lawyers' 2014 Tallahassee Lawyer of the Year in State and Local Tax. He holds a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Georgia Tech and a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.