Marc J. Goldstein is a New York international lawyer representing business interests in commercial disputes, and accepting appointments as arbitrator through the many of the world’s major arbitration bodies. Mr. Goldstein is often chosen as counsel for businesses in disputes of up to $10 million, providing efficiency advantages to a diverse portfolio of clients.
March 2012 marks the fifth anniversary of the founding of Mr. Goldstein’s individual practice as an advocate, arbitrator and mediator in complex commercial cases. Mr. Goldstein has been privileged to receive a number of commendations and honors not often bestowed on sole practitioners. He has been elected as a Member of the American Law Institute and the International Arbitration Club of New York, and as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and the American Bar Foundation. In January 2009, he created Arbitration Commentaries, a “blog” now read by more than 1500 arbitration practitioners worldwide each month.
In each of the five years of his current practice Mr. Goldstein has been named to Best Lawyers in America for international arbitration practice in each of the four years of his current practice, after having similar honors conferred, while he was in large firm practice, by Chambers Global, Euromoney, Legal Media Group, and others. Mr. Goldstein was the leader of the international arbitration practice in two large New York law firms.
Mr. Goldstein is one of few well-known international arbitration lawyers carrying on advocacy practice outside a large law firm. The efficiencies of service delivery on this model have been attractive to many U.S. and foreign businesses.
Since beginning service as an arbitrator in 2006, Mr. Goldstein has been sitting on cases involving banking, financial services, securities fraud, mergers and acquisitions, aviation, joint ventures, real estate trusts, and a variety of other issues.
In late 2009, Mr. Goldstein began serving as a commercial disputes mediator, taking appointments privately and through the Commercial Division of New York Supreme Court (where he is on the rosters in New York, Westchester and Suffolk Counties). He completed seven mediations for the Commercial Division in 2010, including successful settlement of a long-pending civil antitrust enforcement case involving claims exceeding $200 million. In 2011 Mr. Goldstein has been selected to the mediator rosters of the American Arbitration Association, and the AAA’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
Mr. Goldstein has acted as Sole Arbitrator, Chairman, and party-appointed arbitrator. He has been appointed in international and domestic cases. Mr. Goldstein is one of very few experienced international arbitration lawyers in New York who, well before the customary retirement age for judges and partners in large New York law firms, has made himself available on a regular basis for service as an arbitrator and mediator. Mr. Goldstein began work in international arbitration as counsel for a U.S. Claimant before the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and since that time has handled more than two dozen major international arbitrations and many more U.S. litigations relating to international arbitration including award enforcement proceedings and interim measures applications. Throughout his career, Mr. Goldstein has also litigated complex corporate cases before state and federal courts in the United States, with a particular concentration of cases in securities, antitrust, banking and finance, commercial transactions, real estate, intellectual property, corporate restructuring, shareholder disputes, officer and director liability, and employment law.
Mr. Goldstein is a member of the American Law Institute, a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the Executive Committee of the Chartered Institute’s New York Chapter. In 1993 the Chartered Institute awarded Mr. Goldstein its President’s Prize for excellence in the award-writing examination by which he first qualified for the Fellowship.
Mr. Goldstein is on the arbitrator rosters of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the AAA Large/Complex Case and Commercial Panels, CPR Distinguished Panels of Neutrals (International, Banking, Accounting and Financial Services, Securities), the ICC database; World Intellectual Property Organization, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association.