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douglas l. lindholm



Doug's PictureDouglas L. Lindholm
President & Executive Director

dlindholm@cost.org

Douglas L. Lindholm, Esq. is President and Executive Director of the Council On State Taxation (COST).  COST, with a membership of nearly 600 multistate corporations, is dedicated to preserving and promoting equitable and nondiscriminatory state taxation of multi-jurisdictional entities.  Prior to taking the helm at COST, Mr. Lindholm served as Counsel, State Tax Policy for the General Electric Company in Washington, DC.  Mr. Lindholm also served for three years as Legislative Director for COST, successfully directing COST’s legislative advocacy function, including development and management of member coalitions active on issues in numerous states.   

Prior to his service with COST, Mr. Lindholm worked in the Washington National Tax Services Office of Price Waterhouse LLP.  He has written numerous articles on federal, state and local tax issues in a wide variety of publications; testifies frequently before state legislatures and Congress on state tax issues; and is a frequent speaker at national tax conferences and seminars.  

Mr. Lindholm serves on the NYU State and Local Taxation Advisory Board; the Advisory Board of the Paul J. Hartman State and Local Tax Forum; the Editorial Advisory Board of Tax Management, Inc.  He is a former member of the National Tax Association’s Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Georgetown University Law Center State and Local Tax Institute.  He is a member of the US Supreme Court and District of Columbia Bars.  In 2006, Mr. Lindholm was named to the Tax Business 50 list of most influential tax professionals on the globe, and is the recipient of the 2009 New York University Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation.  He is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and Lynchburg College (BA in Accounting) in Lynchburg, Virginia.  

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