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Jerry S. Goldman

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jgoldman@andersonkill.com

New York

T. 212-278-1569
F. 212-278-1733

Philadelphia
T. 267-216-2700
F. 215-568-4573

Practice Areas


Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Regulated Products
Corporate and Securities
Estates, Trusts and Tax Services
White Collar Crime
Employment and Labor Law
Intellectual Property
Corporate Tax
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Foreign Investment Recovery

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Jerry S. Goldman is a shareholder in both Anderson Kill’s New York and Philadelphia offices.  A former prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Goldman has built a highly successful and varied practice serving individuals and closely held businesses throughout the United States.

Mr. Goldman practices in the areas of complex litigation; general business law; white collar criminal defense; estate planning along with estate and trust administration; employment law; federal and international taxation and intellectual property.  He is chair of the firm’s Regulated Products Practice group as well as a member of the firm’s Foreign Investment Recovery Practice group.

He focuses on solving difficult problems by devising creative solutions.

Prior to founding his practice in 1982, Mr. Goldman served as Senior Assistant District Attorney and Senior Supervising Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn, New York. There he gained substantial experience litigating a variety of complex criminal matters and supervising a host of white-collar criminal prosecutions.

Many of Mr. Goldman's engagements have had international law components, ranging from complex litigations involving multi-national parties and claims to transnational business matters.

Mr. Goldman has been mentioned in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Lawyers, Who’s Who in Entertainment, and the Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys for both New York and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Goldman is rated "AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated," the top rating, by his peers as listed in Martindale Hubbell.1

Representative Engagements

One of the most challenging litigation matters he has handled is the assumption of co-lead counsel in a series of lawsuits pertaining to the tragedy of 9/11.  He represents the individuals murdered by the attacks on September 11, 2001 involving issues relative to the scope of federal jurisdiction as to foreign defendants, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, RICO,  and the application of the ATA.

Other representations include:

  • represented a member of a health care joint venture in the un-winding of the transaction, including litigation regarding use and ownership of trade-secrets, effectiveness of a non-competition agreement, and allocation of financial assets.

  • represented a major handgun manufacturer in successfully defending against parallel investigations brought by the Federal Government and various state attorney generals.
  • successfully represented a shipper in an anti-trust action against a major overnight parcel carrier.
  • represented an ISP in its acquisition by a regional telecommunication carrier.
  • represented an elderly mentally ill woman in a series of actions against one of her children leading to the recovery of her assets.
  • represented the operator of a web-site which provided access to various video entertainment in various content agreements as well as those with the providers of various infra-structure and marketing services.
  • represented a corporation in structuring and securing multi-tiered financing, including state economic development loans, to construct and equip a new domestic manufacturing facility.
  • represented senior level executives in negotiating employment agreements.
  • represented a start-up internet membership social networking site aimed at air-travelers, including representation pertaining to corporate structuring, various rounds of financings, agreements with software developers, drafting of privacy policy and terms of services, and ultimately the transfer of its assets as part of its next round of financing.
  • represented a group of shareholders of a technology company who sought the removal of certain officers and high-level employees (including the President).  The dissidents prevailed - the President and another departed, tendered their interests in the corporation (and returned certain assets which they had taken control of or which were in their name, including valuable intellectual property) and entered into non-competes.
  • represented shareholders of an international manufacturer in a stock sale, involving both US and foreign entities.
  • represented manufacturer in securing various trademark and copyright licenses.
  • represented key employee in structuring acquisition of equity interests in a construction firm and related real estate development company.

  • represented a family member in a hotly contested guardianship proceeding involving substantial assets.

  • represented the founder of a start-up company in executing a successful exit strategy including the sale of the business coupled with equity in the acquirer along with continued consulting work.

Publications

"Estate Planning for Startups: From Silicon Alley to Death Valley," Anderson Kill Estate Planning & Tax Advisor (Summer 2014)

"Guardianship Planning," AKO Estate Planning & Tax Advisor (Autumn 2011)

"Supreme Court Serves Notice on 'Notice' Pleading," AKO Commercial Litigation Advisor (Winter 2009) (with Peter Halprin)

"A Look at the Implications of the New Power of Attorney Legislation," AKO Estate Planning & Tax Advisor, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Summer 2009)

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Goldman has lectured before a variety of professional, trade, business and non-professional audiences on a variety of topics.

Press

Mr. Goldman is often quoted or cited in the press.  The following is a representative sampling:

"9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement," CNN World (November 18, 2014)

"'20th hijacker' seeks role in civil terror cases," The Washington Post (November 16, 2014)

"Plaintiffs Ask Court For Time To Assess Moussaoui Claims Of Saudi 9/11 Involvement," Forbes (November 6, 2014)

"Zacarias Moussaoui wants to testify on al Qaeda terror financing," Reuters (October 14, 2014)

"If A Bank Can Be Liable For Terrorism, Are The Saudis Next?," Forbes (September 23, 2014)

"Supreme Court lets victims' 9/11 suit vs. Saudi Arabia proceed," The Inquirer (July 1, 2014)

"Saudi Arabia Must Face Sept. 11 Victims in Revived Suit," Bloomberg (December 20, 2013)

"2nd Circ. Lets 9/11 Victims Proceed With Saudi Arabia Suit," Law360 (December 19, 2013)

"Appeals-court panel reverses itself on Saudi 9/11 lawsuit," Inquirer (December 19, 2013)

"Lawyers React To Supreme Court's Alien Tort Ruling," Law360 (April 17, 2013)

"NYU Tries to Move Ahead With Expansion," The Wall Street Journal (June 2012)

"Local law firm seeks to reinstate Saudi Arabia as a 9/11 defendant," Philadelphia Inquirer (March 11, 2012)

"Justices uphold rejection of 9/11 suit against Saudis," Philadelphia Inquirer (June 30, 2009)

"High Court Declines 9/11 Case Against Saudi Arabia," Law360 (June 29, 2009)

"Supreme Court Rules 9/11 Families Cannot Sue Saudi Royals," NY1 News (June 29, 2009)

"Statement by Counsel for the Family of John P. O'Neill in Response to U.S. Supreme Court's Refusal to Hear 9/11 Victims' Case Against Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Others," PRNewswire, Press Release (June 29, 2009)

”2nd Circuit Immunizes Saudis from September 11 Suit,” Wall Street Journal Law Blog, Philadelphia Inquirer, Newsday, AHN, Law360 (August 2008)

Bar Admissions

New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits, United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and United States Tax Court.

Professional Memberships

Member, American Bar Association; Member, Federal Bar Association

Association Memberships

Vice President, New York University Alumni Association (present); Vice President and Chair of Alumni Day (Reunion) (2011 and 2012); President (2004-2007); Vice President (2001-2004); Secretary (1998-2001); and, Director (1996-present); College of Arts and Science Alumni Association, New York University; Chair, Costume Cultural Society; Criminal Law Committee; Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Member, Philadelphia and New York Estate Planning Councils; Member, Center City Proprietor’s Association; Former Chairman, Upper Southampton Township Planning Commission, Upper Southampton, Bucks County, PA

Board Memberships

Member Board of Directors, New York University Alumni Association, 1998 to date; Member, Board of Directors (and former counsel) for the Citizen’s Crime Commission of the Delaware Valley

Education

Temple University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation
Boston University School of Law, J.D.
New York University (University College), B.A., with Honors in Politics

  
 

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