I am a New York lawyer since 1979. After working for several law firms, I formed the Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein in 1985. I remain dedicated to providing high quality representation to business and individual clients in commercial law, business contracts, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, real estate litigation, mechanic's lien litigation, partition actions, and personal injury law (including car accidents, truck accidents, slip & fall, trip & fall, and other types of acidental injuries.
My business and economics background, including a college major in economics & accounting, add to my unique ability to negotiate and draft contracts, and to litigate breach of contract actions, default on promissory notes, and other commercial disputes.
I am equally comfortable in negotiating settlements with opposing counsel, as well as representing clients in Alternate Dispute Resolution ("ADR"), including mediation and arbitration.
Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33%)
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Graduate Fellowship in Accounting||Brooklyn College||1975|
|summa cum laude||City University of New York, Brooklyn College||1975|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein||1985 - Present|
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|New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Lawsuit seeking repayment of 3 loans made by my client to a family member||I succeeded in recovering a judgment in the amount of $188,250.00 plus interest, costs and disbursements.|
|Finder’s Fee Agreement||The contractual provisions were modified in order to protect my client’s right to receive the agreed finder’s fees for the referral of business clients.|
|Contract Negotiation||As a result of my contract negotiation skills, I was able to transform a license agreement for space within a large retail store into a fair agreement for my client who operated small business within the store.|
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|New York Times Real Estate Section||Purchasing a Condo or Co-op in Manhattan||2011|
|Business Insider||Inter-Vivos Trusts and Testamentary Trusts||2011|
|The Real Deal||Real Estate Topics||2011|
|The Real Deal||Real Estate Transactions||2010|
|Brooklyn Law School||Business||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|City University of New York, Brooklyn College||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1975|