Goodstein & Berman LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Goodstein & Berman LLP was formed with a singular purpose: to create an environment where attorneys can practice law with professionalism, integrity and enthusiasm to deliver results that fulfill our clients' business and litigation objectives.

We implement our clients' objectives by providing personal service, dedicated effort and reasoned counsel. We cultivate close working partnerships between clients and attorneys to ensure that we remain on target every step of the way.

Lofty ideals, perhaps, but they are more than just words. Since 2005, the lawyers of G&B have repeatedly demonstrated the value of these principles through success in the courtroom--success that includes verdicts and settlements totaling nearly $24 million, and defense verdicts that have saved our clients more than $40 million.

Whether your dispute involves customers or competitors, suppliers or vendors, insurers or employees, our thorough and diverse knowledge-base and years of real courtroom experience enable us to provide the aggressive, creative and diligent advocacy your important business conflicts deserve.

The members of Goodstein & Berman LLP are committed also to benefiting the communities in which we live and work. Whether providing pro bono legal services or volunteering at local charities, we contribute time, energy, and insights to the communities that we call home through active community involvement.

The creativity, intellect, loyalty, dedication and high degree of business ethics that are the foundations of our practice distinguish us and elevate us above our competition.

AREAS OF PRACTICE INCLUDE:

Appellate Practice

Business / Commercial Litigation

Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith

Labor and Employment

Municipal Law

Officer and Director Liability

Partnership Disputes

Real Estate

The partners of Goodstein & Berman LLP are both distinguished graduates of prestigious California law schools, with more than twenty five years combined experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes. We are experienced and accomplished litigators with trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout California. We handle all aspects of litigation from filing to trial to appeal.

The members of the firm are both "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, a peer-review designation conferred only on lawyers who have "reached the height of professional excellence...and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."

Mr. Goodstein earned his juris doctorate from Loyola Law School Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude 1993), where he earned membership in the Order of the Coif, a legal honor society recognizing academic excellence; he was also a member of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Journal. Mr. Goodstein earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from San Francisco State University.

Mr. Berman attended law school at McGeorge University, where he was editor of the Pacific Law Journal, an oral finalist in the Moot Court Competition Program, and earned Dean’s List honors. Mr. Berman is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a bachelors degree in psychology.

Professional Associations & Memberships

California Bar, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), American Inns of Court, Provisors

Honors and Awards

2006 Top 10 Jury Verdicts in California (Los Angeles Daily Journal); 2006 Top 100 Jury Verdicts in United States (ALM's Verdict Search)

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate

Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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