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Jerrold F. Goldberg has been practicing in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law since 1979, including the traditional labor/union-management area, employment discrimination, executive employment, severance agreements and wage and hour laws. He Co-Chairs the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Labor-Management Relations group. Jerry exclusively represents management clients primarily in the real estate and hospitality industries in transactional matters, including commercial and residential building and hotel sales and purchases, administrative compliance, such as 421-a prevailing wage issues, and lease, property management and concessionaire relationships, as well as all aspects of labor and employment litigation. This includes traditional labor litigation, such as union management arbitration, N.L.R.B. representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, and strike and picketing injunctive actions, wage and hour litigation involving misclassification, overtime and service charge/gratuity issues, and employment discrimination and restrictive covenant litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies.


  • Real estate transactional issues
  • Collective bargaining negotiations and arbitration
  • EEO litigation
  • Drafting of employment agreements/severance and release agreements/non-compete and non-solicit agreements
  • Wage and hour litigation



  • Represented H.I.G. Growth Partners in connection with its acquisition of a regional provider of comprehensive hospice related services.
  • Represented Centre Partners in connection with its acquisition of the IMA Group, a national provider of medical and psychological evaluations and case review services.
  • Represented Blue Wolf Capital Partners in connection with the acquisition of Hospicelink, the largest hospice-focused durable medical equipment benefit manager in the United States.
  • Representation of buyer in the acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
  • Representation of buyer in the acquisition of 11 Madison Avenue.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2012-2024
    • Employment Law - Management, 2012-2024
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment 2012-2024
    • Labor Law - Management, 2023-2024
  • Listed,Chambers USA Guide, Labor & Employment, 2022-2024
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States
    • Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations, 2017-2024
      • "Recommended Lawyer," 2022-2024
      • "Other Key Lawyer," 2022
    • Labor and Employment - Workplace and Employment Counseling, 2019 
    • Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Litigation, 2015-2016 
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Metro Super Lawyers, 2006-2007, 2011-2023
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5.0

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

  • Ethics Board Member, Village of Atlantic Beach, New York
  • Member, American Bar Association; Labor and Employment Section
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York


  • J.D., New York University School of Law, 1979
  • B.S., School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1976
  • New York
  • Spanish, Conversational