Complex Domestic and International Joint Ventures/Tax Structures:
From Mexican/US manufacturing joint ventures to healthcare to African development projects to domestic and foreign wind energy and domestic real estate, Ms. Goodrow knows how to pull together money, talent, and assets in complex, multi-tiered joint ventures. Her 25+ year background in strategic tax planning allows her to find win-win situations involving tax credits, cross-border investments, and pass-through planning. Her practical negotiation and business finance skills help her find break-throughs in Gordian knots of management deadlocks and risk assignment. Clients like her balanced and thoughtful approach in dealing with seemingly intractable counterparties. Ms. Goodrow can close deals while building teams that can withstand decades of business uncertainties in joint ventures. She is fluent in Spanish and works regularly with her cross-border clients.
On a daily basis, she provides practical business planning and contract advice to private equity and family owned, mid-market companies in diverse industries. She represents US and Mexican family-owned companies in specialty manufacturing, oil field services, real estate, and private equity investments. In this context, she often represents sellers as they exit or partially exit their growth companies in healthcare, energy, and services businesses diversify their portfolios into start-up and passive investments.
Ms. Goodrow is a trusted advisor to Family Offices often structuring creative plans to accommodate multiple generations of owners and the needs of passive and active investors. Evaluation of private placement documentation and structuring of private investments is part of this practice. Ms. Goodrow acts as the quarterback coordinating the work of accounting, financial planning, estate planning, and internal CFO leadership. Several of her multi-national Family Office clients have dual headquarters in Houston and Mexico City; so Ms. Goodrow must coordinate the work of tax and legal advisors in each location.
Outsourced General Counsel:
Ms. Goodrow’s clients also include mid-market and start-up manufacturing, upstream energy products and services, retail, restaurant, and bio-medical device companies that need practical day to day advice, angel or Series A capital, and general corporate structuring. She can be found creating internal business process to ensure best legal practices, negotiating Master Services Agreements with multi-national energy companies, presenting issues to boards, and evaluating M&A transactions for these clients. She also coordinates private, exempt securities offerings including bridge loans, angel, and founder rounds, and Series A rounds of investment in tax-efficient ways. As tax rates have risen, Ms. Goodrow has found herself advising frequently on the conversion of partnerships and LLCs into corporations.