Ethan R. Goldman
  1. Counsel

Mr. Goldman is counsel in Davis Polk’s Tax Department. He regularly advises clients on federal income tax matters related to a variety of transactions, including domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and dispositions, as well as the formation and operation of private equity funds, hedge funds and other pooled investment vehicles. He also represents clients in connection with tax controversy and litigation matters, including before the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court.

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • B.A., History, Northwestern University, 2002
  • J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2008
    • Managing Editor, UCLA Law Review

Professional History

  • Counsel, 2016-present
  • Associate, 2008-2016