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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.


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Practice areas


  1. Business: 15%
    26 years
  2. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
    26 years
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    37 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    37 years
  5. Other: 65%
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Hourly ($350-400/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein

299 Broadway,
Suite 800
New York, NY, 10007-1963


NYCurrently registered 197907/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate Fellowship in AccountingBrooklyn College1975
summa cum laudeCity University of New York, Brooklyn College1975
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael W. Goldstein1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Academy of Trial LawyersMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lawsuit seeking repayment of 3 loans made by my client to a family memberI succeeded in recovering a judgment in the amount of $188,250.00 plus interest, costs and disbursements.
Finder’s Fee AgreementThe 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 NegotiationAs 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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Publication nameTitleDate
New York Times Real Estate SectionPurchasing a Condo or Co-op in Manhattan2011
Business InsiderInter-Vivos Trusts and Testamentary Trusts2011
The Real DealReal Estate Topics2011
The Real DealReal Estate Transactions2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1975