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Jeffrey E Goldman

Employment and labor Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   16 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    New York - NY 24 years
    New Jersey - NJ 31 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 31 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Retired No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    -Employment Discrimination -Wrongful Termination -Unpaid Overtime Claims -Restaurant Workers’ Tip -Misappropriation -Employment Agreement Negotiations -Restrictive Covenant Litigation and Negotiations -Severance Negotiations -Stock Options & RSUs

    31 years


Jeffrey E. Goldman is the principal attorney at the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman. His practice focuses on employment law and business litigation.  The firm also handles trusts and estates.


Mr. Goldman represents employees in all aspects of employment law including:

  • unpaid overtime compensation
  • wage an hour
  • misclassification as exempt
  • failure to pay tips
  • discrimination
  • wrongful termination
  • employment contracts, severances, and non-competes


Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice


The Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Goldman


5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Rubin | April 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Hard working attorney
Excellent attorney. Worked very hard on my cases. Really trusted him to take care of me. Would use him again! Great guy.
Posted by Lisa | May 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A wonderful attorney
Jeffrey was always professional and honest. He handled our case with great care and always answered our questions in a way we understood. His work showed a clear understanding of case law mixed with a human touch
Posted by Chris | February 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Strongly recommended
After several weeks of thorough research and many consultations, I selected Jeff Goldman as my attorney for my discrimination lawsuit. Without a doubt, I believe that my selection of Jeff was pivotal to my win. From day one, Jeff was able to identify the most effective approach to guarantee the highest probability win. While I don't have a background in law, I did discover through my research that employment law is can be very complex and complicated. The correct strategy can make all the difference in the end. Two of my former colleagues selected a different attorney who chose a different strategy, an attorney whom I also met with for a consultation. Their verdict was not positive. The lawsuit took two years and throughout these two years, Jeff and his team worked incredibly hard to keep my case going a steady pace, regularly updating me, meeting with me to discuss strategy, and finally prepping me for the trial. I would strongly recommend Jeff Goldman to any client.
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Posted by John | October 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
excellent labor lawyer
Jeff has been an invaluable employment law resource for me and my family. Any matters I come across in my legal practice that deal with employment issues, I consult with Jeff and retain his services, when necessary. In addition, Jeff has advised my wife's small business on a wide variety of employment law issues. Jeff is a trusted colleague whose knowledge and experience in employment law is outstanding.
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Posted by Ron | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent attorney who looks out for his clients
Jeffrey Goldman represented me in a suit against a former employer for unpaid wages. He was professional , diligent, caring and very knowledgeable regarding employment law. Jeff was straight forward with legal advice, and looked out for my best interest throughout the process. I was very pleased with the results of my settlement. Jeff Goldman is an excellent attorney that I would highly recommend.
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Posted by W | July 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An expert legal mind, and a caring and compassionate attorney
I first contacted Jeff upon the recommendation of two good friends, one of whom is also a lawyer, and the other a former client. Jeff and his firm were outstanding in helping me to navigate a difficult situation. It was my first time experiencing such stress and I knew I needed expert legal advice. Jeff took the time to listen to me and understand my position. He explained the issues in a way that I, as a layperson, could understand. He was also incredibly supportive and responsive throughout the process. With his warm style of partnership, I knew I was in really good hands. And thanks to his excellent legal mind, he successfully crafted a strategy that improved my situation. I highly recommend Jeff and his firm.
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Posted by Jack | June 30, 2016
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Jeffrey E Goldman
Jeff goes above and beyond . He has advised me on many personal matters . He doesn't hesitate to be helpful . I wouldn't even think of using any other lawyer .
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing is an understatement
Professional, fights hard for clients, goes above and beyond to get you what you deserve. Jeffrey and his team were great, excellent communication as well. My case did not make it to court and was settled in a short time. There's not much else to say; except that this lawyer is a champion.
Posted by Shanya L | November 24, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional Lawyer
Mr Goldman worked on my wrongful termination suit. My experience with him was amazing. Both him and his team, went above and beyond, to get me the outcome I wanted and that they knew I deserved. Mr Goldman works for the client, he does not do things without your approval. I was treated like more of a friend than a client. He is driven to get results for the clients, with him it's not about how much money he charges if there are extra things that needs to be done in your case. I will certainly refer him to friends and will use him in the future.
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Posted by Victor | November 24, 2015
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Expat Employment Arbitration
Jeff was very straightforward and responsive with very little followup from my part. The whole case was seattle within two months which is short and stress free.
Posted by Catherine | March 26, 2015
Over and above professional
Jeffrey was so professional and really took the time to explain every step in process. He proved to be extremely knowledgable about the area of law pertaining to our case and we couldn't have felt better represented. We felt heard and understood throughout entire process. I would absolutely recommend Jeffrey E. Goldman to represent my friends and family if they should require representation.
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Posted by Brad | February 27, 2015
Successful Completion of a complicated legal matter
I was involved in a long arduous legal battle where I hired one set of attorneys who worked on the case for several years and that set of attorneys split ways before the matter was completed. Then the original attorney hired another attorney to work with her on the case. Both of whom had to work on the case with the work that had been done by the first attorney. I was not getting anywhere with case so I decided to switch attorneys again and hire Jeffrey Goldman. Jeff took on the case with an energetic zeal. He took the case in a much more aggressive direction and filed a meticulous and well thought out counter-complaint against the other parties thus ending years of litigation quite rapidly and successfully. His knowledge of the law and ability to apply it to my case was far more extensive than the other attorneys that had been involved in the case. He successfully out maneuvered the opposing council from the outset and I can highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Madlyn | February 25, 2015
An Attorney that is not afraid of a Challenge
Jeffrey Goldman represented a group of us in a class action suit that became one of the longest arbitrations. It went on for years. He was encouraging, steadfast, kind and compassionate. Never once did he waiver in his conviction to represent us. He held our hands thru often tedious testimony. If I ever needed an attorney again in NYC, I wouldn't hestitae in hiring Mr Goldman again. Knowledgable, trustworthy, diligent and ethical!
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Posted by Colleen | February 20, 2015
Jeffrey Goldman is the opposite of the stereotype...
Jeff Goldman is the opposite of what many people believe most attorney's to be. He's trustworthy and he's not out for himself. He actually cares and is passionate about ethics and the law. I never felt that I couldn't call him to ask him anything about our case. My calls were met with sincere listening, interest and, if he couldn't answer my question on the spot, he would get back to me swiftly and succinctly. He was never condescending or short with time. If there were something similar in the medical field to a doctor who is a general practitioner, I wish Jeff could be that. I would recommend him to any friend or family member, and I am grateful he was my lawyer.
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Posted by Alice | February 20, 2015
This is the lawyer you want to work with!
I have co-counseled with Jeff on a number of employment rights cases, ranging from class and collective actions for minimum wages and overtime, to ERISA benefit claims. He is a brilliant attorney who thinks outside the box. He has impressed me repeatedly with his ability to supplement arguments in a legal case with other legitimate, but less utilized, ways to strengthen and bolster his clients' claims. It is no surprise that has recovered seven-figure outcomes for his individual and group clients. Not only that, he's highly respected in the legal community, and a pleasure to work with.
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Posted by Tom | February 20, 2015
Trust and Competence
I met Mr. Goldman while I was having a wage dispute with a former employer. He took my case and worked tirelessly on it until we recouped all our losses and changed policy in the company so future employees would not be taken advantage of like I and my co-workers had. Jeff Goldman made a huge difference in my life, kept me in the loop during the whole process, was trustworthy and honest, and got us our money back. Could not be happier with my relationship with Jeff, and rest assured, if anyone needs a lawyer, Mr. Goldman is the first person I recommend them to.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-34%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices Of Jeffrey E. Goldman
  • 1993 - 2017


  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Edward Thornton v The New York City Board/Department of Education
  • Appeal Sustained
  • Chowdhury et al. v. Le Marias Restaurant
  • Motion for Class Action granted
  • Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc. et al, v. Walker et al.
  • Arbitration


  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Pennsylvania Chapter
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • New York City Community Board 5
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • What Every General Practitioner Needs to know about Non-Competes
  • Non-Competes
  • 2016
  • Cardozo Law School
  • Representing Employees in Employment Law Matters
  • 2012
  • Running Your Own Practice
  • Obtaining Malpractice Insurance and Setting Up & Managing Trust Accounts
  • 2011
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Estate Planning for LGBT couples & Legal Challenges for LGBT couples in NJ Surrogate's Court
  • 2005
  • Winding Down your Dot Com
  • Employment Issues Associated with Internet Companies
  • 2002
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Conference on Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Jeffrey
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I believe any client will be impressed by Jeff; he is a brilliant lawyer and a pleasure to interact with"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He works hard to manage a busy solo practice while giving each client individualized attention."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Goldman is a phenomenal attorney. He can strategize to help best protect clients and to avoid future crises. Jeff's ability to understand the psychology of clients and potential adversaries in all complex areas makes him stand apart from most other attorneys. He has a global understanding of all matters and brings keen experience and insight to all facets of an attorney-client relationship."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff excels in insight, how others are thinking--invaluable in litigation and negotiations. His manner is direct; he is a resource for other lawyers as well as clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've worked with Jeff for over ten years on wage and hour employment cases in New York. Jeff is a highly skilled trial lawyer who knows his way around the courts. Jeff is a committed advocate for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeff. We have worked together on a number of cases over the years in several jurisdictions. Jeff is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff engages legal matters with a strategic, common sense goal of achieving the best result he can for his clients. I have referred several matters to him regarding NY business and corporate matters as well as civil litigation and he has handled them extremely well."
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New York Employment and labor Lawyer Jeffrey E Goldman
Jeffrey E Goldman
Employment and labor Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available