Glenn E. Goldstein

Glenn E. Goldstein

Shareholder

Glenn E. Goldstein is the Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Fort Lauderdale office. As a trial attorney for more than 30 years, Glenn has experience in handling commercial, financial institution, real estate, land use, construction and product liability litigation matters, including class actions. Glenn has represented corporate, financial and real estate institutional clients, along with entrepreneurs and governmental entities in complex and high-profile cases throughout Florida and the United States. He has jury and bench trial experience in both state and federal courts, and experience litigating in arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association.

Concentrations

  • Commercial litigation
  • Land use litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Product liability

Capabilities

Experience

  • Representation and defense of multi-million dollar copyright infringement claims regarding kitchen designs brought against national condominium developer.
  • Representation and defense of the District of Columbia in multiple class action lawsuits regarding property tax assessments.
  • Representation and defense of multiple developers in multiple lawsuits brought by homeowner and community associations, and public interest groups to prevent commercial real estate developments.
  • Representation and defense of national auto insurer in multiple, national class action lawsuits regarding the use of aftermarket parts.
  • Representation of the Florida Department of Agriculture as trial counsel against multiple governmental bodies in injunction proceedings brought in the high-profile "Citrus Canker" litigation.
  • Representation and defense of a tobacco company in 20 multi-million dollar individual personal injury and wrongful death tobacco cases brought in the Circuit Court of Broward County, Florida.
  • Representation of a large financial company in $250 million national, multi-state litigation involving foreclosure/lender liability causes of action.
  • Representation of national real estate developer in multimillion-dollar case brought against insurers and manufacturers of roofing system of large South Florida mall damaged by Hurricane Andrew.
  • Representation of international real estate developer in obtaining dismissal of $5 million fraud claim brought by world-wide general contractor.
  • Representation of a large international wireless cable television company in obtaining dismissal of injunction action brought by rival competitor.
  • Represents national and local lenders and developers in commercial mortgage foreclosure/ lender liability work-out matters throughout the State of Florida, and on a national basis.
  • Handles shareholder derivative, breach of contract, tortious interference, construction defects, trademark, brokerage commission, commercial tenant eviction, cable television access/use and covenant not to compete cases, and has previous experience in handling forfeiture actions.
  • Conducted jury trials, bench trials and evidentiary hearings, and handled appeals in cases involving the foregoing categories at the State and Federal court levels.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Real Estate, 2010-2020
    • Named, "Lawyer of the Year," Litigation - Banking and Finance, Fort Lauderdale, 2017 and 2019
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Florida Super Lawyers, 2007-2019
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Real Estate - Litigation, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2016
  • Selected, Business Leaders, "2011 South Florida Power Players," January-February 2012
  • Team Member, Law360 "Product Liability Practice Group of the Year," 2011
  • Listed, South Florida Business Journal, "Leading Lawyers," Managing Partners and Largest Law Firms in South Florida, 2010-2012
  • 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.

  • Member, Board of Directors, Broward Workshop
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Florida Chapter
  • Member, Trial Bar Section of United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member, Broward County Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, 1984
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1980
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida