Our Team


Our real strength lies in our team.

Mr. J. T. Vyas, Advocate

J. T. Vyas, Advocate is an Associate of firm and he has a decent knowledge of practicing laws and allied laws. He joined the legal profession in the year 2010, on retiring from the Customs and Central Excise Department, after pouring in a long tenure of service. During the service in the department, he had exposure to various activities/sections/functions of the department, where he attempted to excel. These activities/ sections/ functions encompasses in its embrace the Legal Section, Preventive and enforcement function, Offence and Adjudication matter, Review – Revision and Appeal Section, Assessment Ranges, Audit Section, where he, apart from attempting to excel, maintained and strengthened harmonious and cordial relationships with all the officers and fostered a friendly and healthy relationship with the trade, assessees and tax – payers which earned him a good reputation, while in the job, and helped in building a reputed client base, while in practice after retirement. He is an advocate in the Indian Courts including Gujarat High Court (having membership of Gujarat High Court Bar Association) and other Judicial Forum and Tribunals.

The Team Goodmans is a strong team comprising of experienced, dynamic, enterprising and innovative legal experts having outstanding academic and professional records. In the firm, highest standards of service are maintained and seamlessly delivered to clients.

The thoroughness of the Members of the Firm in knowledge and expertise in handling subject matters involving multiple jurisdictions have helped Clients in achieving astounding successes specially in complex legal issues. Furthermore, the firm has been associated with many senior Advocates in a tie-up manner in the important cases and this benefits our clients for their association with us.

Mr. Vinod H. Hakani, Advocate

V. H. Hakani, Advocate, associated with the firm, was an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer. Having opted for Voluntary Retirement, in June-2017, in the cadre of Assistant Commissioner, he was having long period of service in his hand. He has got four-facets advantage. 1) Educational background ensuring thorough theoretical knowledge, 2) Technical Knowledge with practical edge, 3) Experience of exposure to various sections/formations/postings in the department and 4) Healthy relation with Trade

Each of the facets is elaborated as follows.
  • Education :
  • Graduated from Commerce, he studied upto Final C.A. During these academics, a lot of things were learnt, especially knowledge of accountancy and accounting areas and commercial laws and thereafter in-depth and thorough knowledge of various laws alongwith allied laws, during the course completion of LL.B. was acquired.

  • Technical Knowledge with practical edge :
  • Having a mind-set of maintaining working culture of non-government entity/enterprise, he always worked with the examining any issue from all angles, in a problem-solving manner and result-oriented approach, which was unlike non-private entity/enterprise. This helped enrich ability to co-relate a set of facts with surrounding attendant legal provisions and, yet again, supplementing, a practical edge to the situation/problem/issue.

  • Experience :
  • During the service tenure in the department, he had a chance to work in various Sections like Technical, Legal, M.C.D., Apprising General, Group – VII, Export, Examination, Audit, Review Revision and Appeal and various formations like Assessment Range, Central Excise Division, Customs Division, Anti-smuggling Unit, Minor Custom House, Major Custom House, Air Cargo Complex. He was selected for DRI posting and Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal posting.

  • Liaison/Rapport :
  • Having laid-down an established foundation of friendly and easy-going relationship with the trade, assessees and tax–payers, helped earn esteem, eminence and good fame, during the tenure of his job in the department.

  • Healthy relation with Trade :
  • Having laid-down an established foundation of friendly and easy-going relationship with the trade, assessees and tax–payers, helped earn esteem, eminence and good fame, during the tenure of his job in the department.

Having had the background of aforesaid "plus-points" and having sensed and smelled the larger scope on horizon for practice/consultancy, in view of GST in the offing, he opted for VRS and got associated with the firm and got enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat. This imparted the firm an extra strength to have increased satisfaction to clientele which ultimately leads to success of the firm and success of the foundation of the firm i.e. clientele.

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