W. Jeff McGoff

W. Jeff McGoff: Attorney with Butler Snow LLP
  • Attorney at Butler Snow LLP (370 Attorneys)
  • Crescent Center, Suite 500, 6075 Poplar Avenue, P.O. Box 171443, Memphis, TN 38187
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Jeff is a member of the Business Services Group and the Healthcare Regulatory and Transactions Practice and focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate and partnership taxation, venture capital and private equity transactions, as well as business planning and operations.


The Best Lawyers in America
•Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2013-2019
•Tax Law, 2013-2019
Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2013-2014
•Certified Public Accountant

In the News

•147 Butler Snow Attorneys Named in Best Lawyers, 18 Named “Lawyer of the Year”
•117 Butler Snow Attorneys Listed in 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers
•Butler Snow Selected as Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ 2013 North American Team of the Year Finalist

Papers, Presentations, & Publications

•Author, Exploring the Boundary of the Noerr-Pennington Doctrine in the Adjudicative Process, 34 U. Mem. L. Rev. 429 (2004).
•Author, Succession Planning Can Determine Fate of Family Owned Businesses, Memphis Business Journal, April 14-20, 2006.
•Speaker, Graceful Exits from Undesirable Life Insurance Ownership and Disposition Arrangements: Making Good Use of the Exceptions to the Transfer for Value Rules, Memphis Bar Association, Wills and Probate Section, November 1, 2006.
•Author, ESOPs Gain Momentum in Estate Planning, Especially in Closely Held Businesses, Memphis Business Journal, April 13, 2007.
Co-Author, Venture Forth, Entrepreneurs, Memphis Daily News, November 3, 2011.

Recent Blogs

•Tax Law Changes Under Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
•Partners Beware: New Audit Rules May Have A Big Impact On Your Bottom Line. Here’s What You Need To Know And How To Protect Yourself

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Organization and Capital Formation
  • Tax
  • Taxation of Businesses
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device and Healthcare

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(901) 680-7332  Phone
(901) 680-7201  Fax
University Attended:
University of Memphis, B.B.A., Accounting, 1998; University of Memphis, M.S., Accounting, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Memphis, J.D., University of Memphis Law Review, 2003; University of Florida, LL.M., Taxation, 2004
Year of First Admission:
2004, Tennessee


• American Bar Association
• Tennessee Bar Association
• Tax Law Section
• Memphis Bar Association
• American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Reported Cases:
Experience: Counsel to international nutritional products company in a transaction whereby the equity interest of its institutional investor was redeemed, and in connection therewith, several of its European distributors were acquired.; Counsel to investor in a transaction involving the sale of a majority stake in a nationally-based, fast-casual restaurant franchisor.; Counsel to an acquirer in connection with the purchase of manufacturing company with assets based in Honduras.; Counsel to an acquirer in connection with the purchase of a multiple-site retailer of heavy equipment.; Counsel to accounting firm with over sixty accountants in a transaction involving the sale of its assets to a publicly traded advisory firm and the transition of its personnel to the acquirer and its affiliated accounting firm.; Counsel to an acquirer in a reverse take-over of a publicly-traded Canadian company.; Counsel to a large industrial gas supplier in acquisition of carbon dioxide facility and pipeline lateral.; Counsel to several companies selling to private equity financial buyers in leveraged acquisitions. Two such companies retained middle market investment banking assistance to manage auctions. In one other such transaction, we also managed the auction itself. Each transaction involved, among other things, the negotiation of complex, multi-year earn-out provisions.; Counsel to seller in a leveraged ESOP acquisition of 100% of the common stock of a large HVAC manufacturing corporation.; Counsel to seller in transaction involving the acquisition of a minority stake in an investment advisory firm by an ESOP.; Counsel to investment adviser group in connection with the private placement of securities.

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