Deborah Goldstein is a tax partner in Winston & Strawn’s New York office who concentrates her practice in international tax planning, transactional, and controversy matters.
Ms. Goldstein provides tax advice to some of the world’s leading financial services and industrial corporations. Her experience includes advice in corporate tax planning; acquisitions; dispositions; joint ventures and reorganizations; tax-advantaged international financings and derivative transactions; foreign tax credit optimization; Subpart F issues; and REITs. She also counsels a number of the world’s wealthiest families with respect to tax planning issues.
From 1978 to 1980, Ms. Goldstein served as law clerk and attorney advisor for the Hon. C. Moxley Featherston, Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court.
Honors and Awards
Ms. Goldstein was listed in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. She also was selected as a New York Super Lawyer in New York Super Lawyers Magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012. In addition, she was listed in the July/August 2009 Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers magazine as a top business attorney for tax counsel in New York.
Ms. Goldstein is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, and the New York City Bar Association, for which she served as a member of the Committee on Taxation of Business Entities (September 2007 - August 2010). She also is a member of the board of directors of the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry.
Ms. Goldstein received an A.B. from Princeton University in 1974 and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1978. She received an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University Law School.
Speeches and Publications
Ms. Goldstein is the co-author of the BNA Portfolio on “Business Operations in the People’s Republic of China” (2001) and the New York City Bar Committee on Taxation of Business Entities “Report Offering Proposed Guidance Regarding the Passive Foreign Investment Company Rules” (2009), reprinted in 2009 Tax Notes Today 192-24. She is the author of “Avoiding Dividend Withholding Tax by Using Derivatives or Sale-Repurchase Transactions,” published in U.S. Taxation of International Operations, 8547, in August 2000, and “Avoiding Dividend Withholding Using Derivatives,” published in Derivatives Report, Vol. 1, No. 6, in February 2000. She also has spoken at seminars on related party transfer pricing and post-acquisition restructuring of multinational corporate groups.