With Jordan Goodman

On Episode 155 of The Unique CPA, Randy Crabtree talks to SALT expert Jordan Goodman about various state and local tax issues including market-based sourcing, the impact of the pandemic on remote workforces, the ongoing implications of the Wayfair decision, and nuances of passthrough entity tax laws. Always an enthusiast, Jordan takes the complexities of tax law and offers fun and engaging insights for professionals navigating these topics.

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About the Guest

Jordan M. Goodman is a partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, which merged with HMB Law in January, 2024. Jordan runs KTS’ state and local tax (SALT) practice and concentrates on the planning for and resolution of SALT controversies including unclaimed property for multistate and multinational organizations.

Known as both creative and practical in his approach to solving client problems, he advises businesses on the tax ramifications and benefits of various organizational structures. One of the tax industry’s most personable and popular speakers, Jordan has spoken widely before business and professional associations, and presented SALT seminars nationwide. 

Also a Certified Public Accountant, Jordan was selected by his clients and peers as an “Illinois Super Lawyer.” He is a member of the Editorial Board for The Journal of Multistate Taxation, and has written widely on tax and business issues. He is the author or co-author of a number of prominent tax publications. He received his B.S. in Accounting with high honors from Indiana University and his J.D. from the University of Illinois.

Meet the Host

Randy Crabtree, CPA


Randy Crabtree

Randy Crabtree, co-founder and partner of Tri-Merit Specialty Tax Professionals, is a widely followed author, lecturer and podcast host for the accounting profession.

Since 2019, he has hosted the “The Unique CPA,” podcast, which ranks among the world’s 5% most popular programs (Source: Listen Score). You can find articles from Randy in Accounting Today’s Voices column, the AICPA Tax Adviser (Tax-saving opportunities for the housing and construction industries) and he is a regular presenter at conferences and virtual training events hosted by CPAmerica, Prime Global, Leading Edge Alliance (LEA), Allinial Global and several state CPA societies. Crabtree also provides continuing professional education to top 100 CPA firms across the country.

Schaumburg, Illinois-based Tri-Merit is a niche professional services firm that specializes in helping CPAs and their clients benefit from R&D tax credits, cost segregation, the energy efficient commercial buildings deduction (179D), the energy efficient home credit (45L) and the employee retention credit (ERC).

Prior to joining Tri-Merit, Crabtree was managing partner of a CPA firm in the greater Chicago area. He has more than 30 years of public accounting and tax consulting experience in a wide variety of industries, and has worked closely with top executives to help them optimize their tax planning strategies.