Douglas L. Lindholm, Esq. is President and Executive Director of the Council On State Taxation (COST). COST, with a membership of over 550 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, and as Senior Manager in the Washington National Tax 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; offers commentary on radio and television; 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 Advisory Board of the National Multistate Tax Symposium; the Board of Trustees of the New England State & Local Tax Forum, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Tax Management, Inc.
He also serves on the Board of Directors and as President of COST’s research affiliate, the State Tax Research Institute (STRI). 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 was also named to the “All-Decade State Tax Team” by State Tax Notes in January 2010 and is the recipient of the COST 2019 Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award. He is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, DC, and Lynchburg College (BA in Accounting) in Lynchburg, Virginia.