Steven R. Goldstein
Steve is the Principal of Goldstein Law, PC, a firm providing complete legal representation to design professionals, including architects, engineers, and land surveyors, in addition to physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, lawyers and brokers. For almost 30 years, Steve’s wide range of representation has included everything from the pre-claim stage through trial, as well as mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Steve is skilled in providing a full range of legal services involving sophisticated business and risk management counseling to insurance companies and individual clients to assist in analyzing and minimizing liability exposure to avoid litigation. Steve routinely presents seminars, webinars, lunch-and-learn meetings, and authors an e-newsletter, as well as articles for insurance carriers’ and brokers’ newsletters, to assist his clients in addressing various issues they face in their daily practice. Steve also assists his clients in the review, negotiation, and preparation of project contracts.
Steve has frequently defended clients in matters involving motor vehicle accidents, personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, property and casualty, construction defects, New York Labor Law, nuisance, infliction of emotional distress, tortious interference with contract, copyright infringement, and environmental claims including soil and groundwater contamination, mold, fumes, waste water treatment, and exposure to asbestos.
Syracuse University School of Law, Syracuse, New York, 1988, J.D.
Syracuse University Graduate School of Management, Syracuse, New York, 1988, M.B.A.
Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Brookville, New York, 1984, B.A.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
New York, 1989
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1990
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1990
District of Columbia, 1990
Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York
New York Society of Architects
New York State Bar Association
The American Institute of Architects
Articles and Presentations:
- Mechanics’ Liens
- Electronic File Sharing: Do’s and Don’ts
- What To Do When A Client Does Not Want To Retain A Design Professional To Perform Construction Administration Services
- Statute of Limitations for Design Professionals in New York: 3 Years, 6 Years, 10 Years, or Something Else?
- Design Professionals Must Protect Themselves Before Agreeing To Replace An Existing Design Professional
- The Importance of Shop Drawings in the Design Professional’s Practice
- Design Professionals Leaving a Project Before Completing Their Services Need to be Protected
- Should a Design Professional Return to a Project after Completing Their Services
- Do you really have a Contract (Validity of Contracts)
- Software Piracy and the Design Professional
- Spoliation of Evidence
- Courses of Action Available to Design Professionals Involved in Litigation
- Tips on Drafting Better Contracts
- E-Mails in the Workplace - Benefits & Burdens
- Whether New York Labor Law Applies to Architects and Engineers - Labor Law Sections 200, 240, 241
- What to Do When the OPD Contacts the Design Professional
- Mediation - A Viable Option
- Special Inspections Present Special Issues for Design Professionals
Honors and Awards:
Steve has been selected to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list, an honor that is limited to no more than five percent of attorneys in the state.