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Law Office of Arthur D. Goldman, Paoli, PA (2000 to Present)
Labor and employment, civil rights, and commercial law and litigation (including real estate, environmental and land use) in the Philadelphia area, including southern New Jersey and Delaware. Represent both plaintiffs and defendants, business entities as well as individuals.

Responsibilities include negotiating agreements on behalf of clients, discovery (including depositions), motions and pleadings, oral arguments and witness and trial preparation. Significant trial experience and participate in a significant number of appellate cases, including the Pennsylvania Commonwealth, Superior and Supreme Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Draft agreements and contracts and provide advice and counsel for labor and employment matters and intellectual property matters as well as for various corporate and real estate transactions, including commercial real estate acquisitions and leases, stock purchases, asset purchases and corporate dissolutions.


  • Successfully defended and counter-claimed in international theft of trade secrets/non-competition case.
  • Successfully defended $.5 million environmental jury trial.
  • Successfully defended employment discrimination jury trial in Federal Court in New Jersey.
  • Successful representation of international manufacturers in multiple contract litigations.
  • Successful representation of nationally syndicated television program in breach of licensing agreement litigation in Federal Court.
  • Successful resolution of ERISA litigation with United States Department of Labor.
  • Successfully defended commercial real estate contract litigation.
  • Successful representation of business in Department of Labor audits.
  • Successful representation of plaintiffs and defendants in employment law cases involving discrimination, harassment, wage and hours, and breach of contract matters in both state and Federal courts.
Hamburg & Golden. P.C., Philadelphia, PA. (1998 to 2000)
Handled a broad range of labor and employment law, education law, and commercial litigation matters in both federal and state courts, including extensive appellate practice. Deposition and discovery practice, oral argument, motions and pleadings. Defended colleges and universities in sexual harassment, discrimination, student disciplinary and employment?related matters.

Represented manufacturers and construction companies in complex and commercial federal and state litigation matters.

Represented the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in Orphan's Court in connection with inheritance tax matters. Successfully wrote and argued the dismissal of a contract dispute in federal court. Wrote and argued several successful discovery and appellate motions, including Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Independent Practitioner / On-site Counsel (1994 to 1998)
Handled commercial, construction, real estate, intellectual property, and environmental (including insurance coverage) litigation.

Responsibilities included negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of clients, discovery (including depositions), motions and pleadings, oral arguments and witness and trial preparation. Developed litigation strategies with both in-house and outside counsel. Drafted agreements and contracts and provide advice and counsel relating to various corporate and real estate transactions, including the purchase of environmentally contaminated industrial properties.

Advised management and recommended courses of action for environmental and other regulatory compliance. Successfully wrote and argued multiple discovery and case-dispositive motions. Authored a summary judgment motion that produced a groundbreaking environmental insurance coverage decision. Devised the record management and retention policy for a multibillion dollar multinational corporation. Supervised offsite document-review staff of over 40 legal and paralegal staff.


Principal Clients/ Affiliations:
* HENKEL CORPORATION (an international chemical manufacturer), Gulph Mills, PA Environmental Counsel

* ORLEANS HOMEBUILDERS/ FPA CORPORATION, Bensalem, PA Environmental Litigation and Real Estate Counsel

* SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia, PA Environmental and Commercial Counsel

* MONTGOMERY, McCRACKEN, WALKER & RHOADS, Philadelphia, PA

Associate, Environmental Law Department (1992-1994)
Handled full spectrum of environmental litigation and regulatory matters, including CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, Clean Water Act, Clear Air Act, underground storage tanks and Pennsylvania and New Jersey Environmental statutes and regulations. Directed and advised clients and other firm lawyers in litigation matters. Prepared environmental articles for firm and national industry newsletters and gave seminars on newly-enacted laws and regulations.

* ORLEANS HOMEBUILDERS/ FPA CORPORATION, Bensalem, PA Environmental Litigation and Real Estate Counsel

Associate, Environmental Law Department (1989-1992)
Provided advice on compliance with administrative statutes and regulations, including environmental and insurance regulatory matters. Worked on litigation involving diverse state, local and federal regulatory agencies; advised clients on air, water and waste regulatory compliance issues.

In year-long $1.5 billion workers compensation rate hearing, achieved single largest increase in workers' compensation insurance rates in Pennsylvania's history while working with only one senior partner. Assisted in corporate transactions with respect to environmental matters, particularly in representation of commercial lenders. Handled commercial real estate tax appeals.

of diverse legal experience


Commercial Litigation
Employment Law
Real Estate Law
Civil Rights Law
Environmental Law
Corporate Transactions



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Law Office of Arthur Goldman • P.O. Box 115, Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301 • Phone: 484-328-3985 • Fax: 610-296-7730 • Email


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