David A. Goldstein


Practice Areas: Nonprofit/Tax Exempt/Religious Organizations Attorneys

David Goldstein is a Partner in the Nonprofit/Tax Exempt/Religious Organizations Practice Group at Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP, where he concentrates his practice in the area of not-for-profit law. Mr. Goldstein represents a range of international, national, regional and local not-for-profit and religious entities across a wide variety of nonprofit sectors. He serves on the New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section Executive Committee, and is the Chair of the Not-for-Profit Corporations Law Committee.

Mr. Goldstein counsels and advocates for not-for-profits and religious organizations in a wide variety of areas, including governance, regulatory matters, ethics and conflicts of interest, risk assessment, risk management, operations, disputes and litigation, as well as commercial matters. He represents clients in regulatory matters involving the Internal Revenue Service (including 501(c)(3) qualification), the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and New York State agencies such as the Charities Bureau of the Office of the Attorney General, the Department of State, the Division of Cemeteries, the Education Department, the Division of Homes and Community Renewal, the Office of Mental Health and the Insurance Department.

Prior to joining Certilman Balin, Mr. Goldstein was a partner in the New York City office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, where his practice included general corporate and securities law, equipment leasing, private label programs, securitizations and outside general counsel services. In addition to his domestic practice, Mr. Goldstein has extensive international experience, working closely with clients and local counsel in 35 countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa.

Mr. Goldstein earned a Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies from the State University of New York at Old Westbury in 1992, and a Juris Doctor from Fordham Law School in 1995, cum laude, top 10% of his class. At Fordham, he was a member of the International Law Journal, and was honored with the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award. He is admitted to practice in New York.