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ALAN S. GOLDBERGER is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Maryland Bars and practices in the areas of sports insurance defense, sports law, business law, association law, and commercial and chancery litigation.

Based in suburban Florham Park, Morris County, New Jersey, Al is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New Jersey, New York and Maryland. Al counsels clients nationwide in sports industry and athletic risk management and liability defense, business-related disputes, administrative hearings and contractual relations.He is frequently retained to represent sports officials, sports-related entities and national sports governing bodies.

 A nationally recognized authority on sports law and sports officiating, Alan is frequently retained by major insurance carriers and claims administrators to defend sports organizations, game officials, coaches, camps, schools, and other entities in sports related claims.

 The firm’s clients have included closely held and publicly traded corporations, insurance carriers and claims administrators, small businesses, attorneys, physicians,  athletic officials' associations, sports organizations, health care providers, airlines, banks, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, nonprofit membership organizations, educational institutions,  religious organizations, athletic officials, coaches, and other individuals engaged in professional services and business pursuits. 

  Alan has obtained significant results for clients  in business and commercial cases, as well as sports related cases;  prosecuted and defended numerous contract claims, chancery matters, partnership and corporate disputes, private and nonprofit association hearings, business torts, tax court matters, employment related claims, LAD claims, and other commercial matters in litigation, administrative, and ADR forums;  extensive experience in transactional work; and as hearing officer for a number of private associations.

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  1. Litigation: 60%
    41 years
  2. Business: 25%
    41 years
  3. Contracts: 15%
    41 years

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Law Offices of Alan S. Goldberger

30 Columbia Turnpike, Ste 301
PO Box 8
Florham Park, NJ, 07932

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive199909/20/2015
NYCurrently registered 198503/07/2016
NJActive197506/25/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Association of Sports Officials Medallion AwardNational Association of Sports Officials2011
Distinguished Service Award ilAmerican Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR) Risk Management Council2009
Frank C. Corrigan Memorial AwardNorth Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. IAABO Board #332006
Dominic Cuccinello Distinguished Service AwardNorth Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc.2004
Outstanding Attorney/Nonprofit Lawyer AwardAmerican Bar Association Section of Business Law Committee on Nonprofit Corporations.2001
Presidential AwardNational Association for Girls and Women in Sport.2001
Professional Service AwardSchool and Community Safety Society of America.2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Alan S. Goldberger2016 - Present
PartnerBrown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.2010 - Present
PatrnerGoldberger & Goldberger1975 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc (IAABO)Counsel-Parliamentarian1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationChair, Nonprofit Athletic and Recreation Assns SubcommitteeN/A
Respect for Law AllianceBoard of Directors2007 - 2011
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Voice: A Newsletter of the Defense Research Institute (DRI)In Defense of Sports: The Difference between 'Sports Law' and 'Entertainment Law' - And Why It Matters2009
A.M. Best CompanyThe Impact of Sports Law on the Insurance Industry2009
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.A Lawsuit on Every Sideline?2009
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Managing Your Exposure to Liability by Controlling Your Game from Start to Finish2009
"It's Official," a newsletter published by the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO).Officials Organizations: Nonprofit or Not?2009
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Your Best Friend2008
Referee MagazineCourt Presence: 11 Cases That Matter2008
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Preventive Officiating and the Two-Edge Sword of Warnings2008
NFHS Officials QuarterlyThey Don’t Call That in the Pros2008
SPORTS OFFICIATING: A LEGAL GUIDE 2nd EditionSPORTS OFFICIATING: A LEGAL GUIDE 2nd Edition2007
Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (Third Edition)Sport, Physical Activity, and the Law (Third Edition) by Neil Dougherty, Alan Goldberger and Linda Jean Carpenter2007
Referee Magazine"Risky Business: The 7 Hot Spots of Liability2007
IAABO SportorialsWho’s In Charge of Your Gym?2007
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Fighting and Liability2007
Referee MagazineKeep Your Distance from Spectators2007
NFHS Officials Quarterly, published by the National Federation of State High School Associations.Is Your Association a Legal Liability?2007
Defense Research Institute (DRI):The VoiceDefense of Sports Personal Injury Claims -Part II: State and Federal Statutory Immunity Defenses for Sports Program Volunteers2006
Referee MagazineA Guide to Defending Your Officials2005
Referee Magazine"A Taxing Situation: Employee or Independent Contracto2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
Franklin and Marshall CollegeHistoryA.B.1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U. S. Lacrosse National ConventionOfficiating Safely for Lacrosse Officials 20102010
National Association of Sports Officials SummitLegal Issues for Sports Officials - Your Questions Answered2010
National Association of Sports OfficialsProtecting Your Local Association2010
National Association of Sports OfficialsOfficiaiting and the Law2010
International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc (IAABO) Annual Meeting"I'd Have to Be Unconscious" -- Enforcing the Concussion Rules2010
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Natiional ConventionOfficiating Safely: Risk Management and Liability for Referees & Umpires2010
IAABO CAMDEN DISTRICT BOARDOfficiating Safely - the IAABO Way2009
Bergen County Soccer Officials Association MeetingOfficiating Safely: Managing Your Exposure to Liability Before, During, and After the Game2009
Annual Fall Interpreters' Conference of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. (IAABO)The IAABO Interpreter's Legal Inventory2009
National Association of Sports Officials Officiating Summit"Officiating to a Legal Standard"2008
IAABO Phil Fox Memorial ClinicOfficiating Safely the IAABO Way2008
California Basketball Officials Association Annual Spring MeetingOfficiating Safely for Basketball Officials: A 5-Point Plan2008
IAABO SHORE DISTRICT BOARDLegal Landmines 2006-7 for IAABO Basketball Officials"2007
Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey Annual Meeting and Clinical SymposiumWhat Do I Need to Know in the Event of A Lawsuit.?2007
Annual Fall Interpreters' Conference of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. (IAABO)Legal Issues: “Entrance to Exit"2007
National Association of Sports Officials Officiating SummitINDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR DEVELOPMENTS IN OFFICIATING -- 20062006
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)NATIONAL CONVENTIONViolence, Rage, and Liability in Amateur Sports.2005
National Association of Sports Officials Officiating SummitYour Legal Rights & Responsibilities: Are Sports Officials Employees of Those for Whom They Work Games or Not?2003
AAHPERD National ConventionOfficiating Safely II: Managing the Fight2003