Tax Resolution Associate Goldie Greenstein
Although she bounced around a lot, tax resolution associate, Goldie Greenstein was born and raised right here in metro Detroit.
Upon graduating from Berkley High School, she was off to Ohio, where she attended Oberlin College in Lorain County, just southwest of Cleveland. Goldie didn’t set up roots there though she does credit a social event on Oberlin’s campus in ’99 for the night she met her husband.
Tax Resolution Education
Upon graduating from Oberlin (with a double major in economics and psychology), Goldie spent the next several years living abroad with her husband as a Peace Corps volunteer. She finally made her way back stateside where she attended law school at Temple University in Philadelphia, from which she graduated in 2011. She subsequently passed the bar in both Virginia and California and is currently studying to sit for the Michigan Bar Exam this summer.
Tax Resolution Training and Experience
Goldie has been working in tax resolution since fall 2015. She helps clients facing tax issues get back on their feet and start over, specializing in representing those with undisclosed foreign financial accounts.
Goldie strives to get her clients the best possible solution she can and says that what surprises her most of all about working with the IRS is how amenable the agents on the on the other end of the line can be. Goldie brings a much-needed sense of humanity and compassion to a field that can seem cold and impersonal at times but has clients in need just as much as any other field.
Personal Life, Role Models, Quotes
Goldie and her husband currently reside in Bloomfield Hills Township where she enjoys gardening and says that while she loves both animals, she prefers cats to dogs.
When asked what advice she would give to anyone considering law school, Goldie said that “Lawyers are counselors by design. No matter how erudite you are, or how fascinating you find the intricacies of logic, the job will always come down to counseling people. Lawyers must know the law but the difficult part is helping people to understand how those laws will impact them personally. People often have very unrealistic expectations of our profession and when they cannot get ‘justice'(as they define it) then you must have a very strong stomach and understanding nature.”
Goldie says that what she enjoys most about tax resolution it that it is not adversarial and is never personal (in dealing with the opposing counsel/party). It is just about getting her clients the best possible outcome for their situation and making their lives better. Her legal role models include Earl Warren, Abraham Lincoln and Lyndon B. Johnson. And when asked who she would trade places with for a day if given the opportunity, Goldie responded RuPaul. “If I only get one day, let it be a really interesting day.”