Chris M. Goodrich

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About Chris M. Goodrich

After years of working as a partner with notable law firms, Chris Goodrich joined CJMH in 2003 when he saw an opportunity to work for a firm whose priorities aligned with his own professional values. 

Always keeping responsiveness, efficiency, and service at the forefront of his practice, Chris earned his reputation for a thorough, insightful, and innovative approach that clients want in their corner.

Chris’s impressive resume includes having assisted the legal team’s tax planning for a successful negotiation of a minority shareholder’s swap of stock issued by Berkshire Hathaway, identified the primary issue pertinent in a contest of a will by the heiress to the Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company, successfully lobbied U.S. Congress to change a federal estate law relating to curing late-filed defective 2032A elections, and testified before the U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service National Offices regarding proposed regulations affecting qualified opportunity zones.

Clients trust Chris’s attention to detail and ability to incorporate creative solutions which leads to favorable case outcomes. Whether preparing transaction documents or providing a layman’s understanding of tax law, Chris possesses a knack for clear and concise communication with any audience. Chris’s pragmatic, analytic, and down-to-earth nature ensures a model client-attorney relationship. Clients appreciate Chris’s hard work in helping them avoid future legal problems and even going as far as lobbying on their behalf.

After receiving his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha, Chris went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law, and then his L.L.M. in Taxation from Washington University in St. Louis.

As a practicing attorney, Chris has held many leadership positions, including:

  • State Bar of Texas: 
    • Tax Section 
      • Chairperson of Partnership and Real Estate Committee, 2014
      • Elected Council Member, 2015-2018 
      • Co-Chairperson of General Tax Committee, 2019
    • Houston Bar Association-Tax Section 
      • Chairperson, 1990



Washington University School of Law, LL.M.

University of Nebraska College of Law, J.D.

University of Nebraska, BGS


AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


IR Global


  • “Recent Developments in the Hospital Shared-Service Organization Controversy,” 60 Neb. L. Rev. 35 (January, 1981).
  • “Legal Compliance Checkups: Business Clients,” contributing author, published by Warren, Gorham & Lamont. Topics of contributed chapters relate to tax and legal aspects of selecting a form of business organization.
  • Contributor to a book published by Aspen Publishing relating to estate planning for retirement plan/IRA distributions.

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