Gilbert M. Goldman

Gilbert M. GoldmanMr. Goldman is “of counsel” to the firm.  He has more than 45 years of experience in all of the firm’s practice areas.

After graduating from St. Lawrence University (with highest honors) and receiving a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Mr. Goldman received his Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law where he served as an Associate Editor of the Law Review.

Following law school, Mr. Goldman served as a special assistant to Jacob D. Fuchsberg, then a prominent trial attorney and subsequently a judge on the Court of Appeals.

Since leaving Fuchsberg and Fuchsberg, Mr. Goldman has been engaged in his own practice as a solo practitioner and as a partner of Claymont and Goldman.

Mr. Goldman has extensive experience in representing purchasers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate and businesses (both stock and asset transactions).  He is experienced in negotiation and preparation of business buy and sell agreements; preparation of Wills, Trusts, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Powers of Attorney; probate and administration of estates; negotiation and preparation of commercial and shopping center leases; negotiation and preparation of commercial and construction contracts; and negotiation and preparation of matrimonial agreements.

Mr. Goldman also has extensive experience in litigating commercial, real estate, construction, estate and matrimonial disputes.

Some of the more unique matters Mr. Goldman has handled include Arzu v. Arzu (Appellate Division, First Dept.), a leading case involving attachment; a construction and architect malpractice case involving a newly build Mikvah; a complex insurance and trust case in U.S. District Court in which Mr. Goldman successfully represented four children of a divorced executive who lost his life in the World Trade Center disaster; and a custody case which received a great deal of media coverage, in which Mr. Goldman successfully represented an unmarried mother in New York County.

Mr. Goldman is admitted to practice law in the New York State Courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  He is a member of the New York City Bar Association.

Mr. Goldman has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.