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The Law Offices of Michael W. Goldstein is extremely proud of the overwhelmingly positive feedback we get from our clients. We know that our hard work is reflected in the results we achieve. In addition, when we receive praise for our legal services, whether in communication from our clients, or by clients posting reviews on line, we are gratified that they also appreciate the way we have worked toward achieving their goals. All of the following are actual client reviews either posted on line by our clients, or sent to us by our clients. Additional client reviews are on Google, and other websites. The links are at the bottom of this page

Contract Negotiation & Contract Disputes

Great Lawyer. Michael was extremely responsive and returned my call after hours. He structured my business contract perfectly and is assisting me with me current case. I can’t say enough good things about his service.
Trey Mire

After interviewing several attorneys, we chose to retain Michael to handle our legal matter. During the initial consultation, Michael quickly assessed our situation and made impressive recommendations to have our matter resolved quickly and efficiently. I appreciated the fact Michael is always accessible, and is extremely thorough in his responses and overall management of our legal case. He truly went above and beyond and we are extremely pleased with the end results. He is great at managing expectations and respectful of our decisions. He had a great understanding of what we were looking for and was proactive in presenting multiple options to get us the results we wanted. I would highly recommend retaining Michael for all legal matters. He is a pleasure to work with, and you will not be disappointed if you choose to retain him!
Chris C

First, I want to thank Michael Goldstein, Esq. for his excellent negotiating and contract drafting skills, and dedication to protecting my legal rights. The provisions he added to the contract protected me when unexpected legal issues arose with the seller’s title.
Joel Bruce

Michael W. Goldstein is an extremely effective lawyer. He explained everything to me, and got the result I needed in only a few weeks. In addition to resolving the issue on the terms I wanted, he went the extra mile to negotiate several additional provisions for my benefit, one of which saved me $9,800.00. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a New York lawyer to negotiate a settlement of a commercial or real estate dispute, or to negotiate or prepare a business or real estate contract. He will be the only lawyer I turn to for my business and real estate needs.
Cheriva Ahmed

I benefit from the pleasure of working with Michael Goldstein, as I continue to overcome our challenging business endeavors. Michael’s keen listening coupled with his abilities and responsiveness have truly provided my firm with immediate coverage. It is not often you can call an attorney and they are able and willing to react quickly and effectively on your behalf in such a humanistic manner. Michael is truly a vital part of the “***** Group Family.”
Terri G

Mr.Goldstein is a very sharp Lawyer. He was very knowledgeable and got positive results very fast. I highly recommend him.
Kirk S.

Real Estate Transactions

Mr. Goldstein worked on a Co-op transaction with my brother and I recently, and I can honestly say that it was the best experience with a lawyer we ever had. He was always on top any issues that came up during the process, very responsible and attentive to every needs. He made the transaction easy and smooth, I will always have him in mind for any legal needs for me and my family, and I highly recommend him to anyone that has any legal needs.
Maria Fetanat

My experience with Michael has spanned over a year. He comes highly recommended to me – and did an excellent job assisting me throughout the real estate / house buying process. He provided input which guided me in the right direction with his extensive experience in the field. Not only did he provide guidance, but he has immense knowledge of the industry, explains himself in a no nonsense kind of way, and articulates perfectly in writing when drafting up documentation and emails. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and I would highly recommend him to others.
Jyoti P

Commercial Real Estate Transaction | Successfully Completed Without Litigation

We signed a contract to purchase a commercial property over the summer but the seller tried to circumvent closing. Remarkably, 6 weeks of Mr. Goldstein’s involvement in a completely stalled real estate transaction managed to coax the outcome we had unsuccessfully chased for months prior to engaging him as litigation counsel.
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Mr. Goldstein helped us realize our goal of closing. He got the job done and he did so by paying shrewd attention to the details and stalwartly maintaining our position that there was no easy way out of completing the transaction. His letters and emails were assertive, decisive and compelling. On phone calls, he was always open, frank and conveyed a brass tacks approach to the case. He is a good negotiator and works hard to get the desired outcome.

As a result, we will continue to consult Mr. Goldstein on legal matters. He absolutely earned this 5 star review.
AP 1.
Astoria, New York, NY

Dear Michael,
Karolyn and I would like to thank you for your excellent work and consultation.
Manny P.

Commercial Litigation

Amazing professional these kind of people we need on yelp honest, totally recommended.
Dr.Shujaat N.
New York, NY

I just wanted to post a review. Mr. Goldstein is an honest man. He was completely transparent in his services and helped me understand every process along the way. His legal advise and expertise gave me confidence, and piece of mind, meanwhile, he worked hard, and finally secured a win for us, in the case. Communication was amazing. When we were feeling uneasy and confused Mr. Goldstein walked us through the process, and assured us that he would stop at nothing for the win. Mr Goldstein made sure that the plaintiff and their false claims did not intimidate us. I consider Mr Goldstein not only my go to Lawyer in New York, but also a friend. He will not disappoint you!
Audrius C.

I recently retained Michael Goldstein to represent me in my contract dispute with a major non profit organization. He was highly recommended for his expertise in employment contractual issues. In my conversations with him he made me feel totally comfortable we were proceeding correctly. Michael gave me a clear understanding of the issues of my case and together we developed a strategy for obtaining the proof we will need to prove our case. He took his time to explain everything to me and answered all of my questions. I feel comfortable with his understanding of my case and with his sincerity and genuine concern for my situation. When i speak to Michael I feel like I am consulting with a friend who happens to be a lawyer and an expert in Independent Contractor agreements. Speaking with him has actually been a pleasurable experience which was certainly unexpected. I am also impressed with his many years of legal experience as a New York Contracts lawyer.
Joe Mongelia

Thank you Michael for helping to back them down. GREAT job! All my best and thanks for being at my side. You are the BEST!

Dear Mr. Goldstein,

Thank you immensely for all of your hard work. I am very pleased with the resolution of my case. You did a great job!!

I will not hesitate to refer your services to someone else in need.

All the best.
Krystine K

Real Estate Litigation

I retained Mr. Goldstein to help me with a tricky real estate settlement case. Another attorney actually told me that the case was too complicated to take on. However, meeting with Michael made me realize that it is truly worth it to shop around before selecting an attorney.
Michael is very honest and personable. He made me feel comfortable even though I was stuck in a very uncomfortable situation. He is prompt with communication, and I felt like he was a knowledgeable guide through the twists and turns of the case. He is also a fantastic writer. The outcome of the case was good and I have Michael to thank for that. I would highly recommend Michael if you are in need of representation. He is a great lawyer with heart.
Jonathan T.

Several months after opening escrow on a commercial property, we waited for the seller to commit and see the closing through. After multiple seller-initiated adjournments, we resolved to retain an experienced real estate litigator, someone to resuscitate this seemingly pulse-less deal. Mr. Goldstein wrote a series of letters restating our position as sanctioned by the contract of sale. He articulated that we as the purchaser had been, remained and would continue to be ready, willing and able to close. He responded to seller’s objections with hard facts and dates that supported our position as willing to close and underscored the number of seller initiated adjournment requests, with no clear explanation for cancelling. Seller appeared to be willfully breaching the contract by steadfastly adjourning closing date after closing date without good reason. Michael pointed to the extraordinary allowances of time as well as the associated financial costs we had incurred due to these irrational and unexplained delays. A time of essence date was fixed and the clock is now counting down. Michael has been nothing short of professional, responsive and clear. He set a realistic timeline and gave us frank advice on what to expect as we neared the TOE date. He remains committed to the plan we set forth and is prepared to shepherd this deal to closing or successfully litigate our case. With Michael’s guidance and support, we are confident and 100% committed to seeing this deal through to the end. We will provide updates as this case progresses.

Michael W. Goldstein has been representing my father in a lawsuit against someone who filed a fraudulent deed making him the owner of my dad’s house. He then rented out most of the house, and kept the rent, and forced my father to live in a small part of his own house, with no working kitchen, and an unfinished bathroom.

I have read some of the papers filed by Michael Goldstein, and by the defendant’s lawyer. Michael Goldstein’s most recent submission was epic, easily one of the best responses ever, hands down! My father and I really appreciate all of his hard work and support. We don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have him fighting for us. We are reminded of this horrendous experience every single day, unfortunately, but knowing that we have support like his gives us hope. We truly appreciate everything he has done and continues to do for my father and me. Michael Goldstein has been a constant reminder that there are still good people in this world. Words cannot truly express our immeasurable gratitude for all of his efforts.

PS: We won the lawsuit, but a few days later, the defendant filed papers trying to reverse our victory. We are optimistic that the court will declare our victory final!
Toddeline C.
Manhattan, NY

My partner and I retained Michael W. Goldstein for a commercial real estate deal loaded with all manner of challenges. What seemed at first to be a seamless transaction between 2 parties, one to sell and the other to purchase devolved over time. We sought Mr. Goldstein’s professional guidance based on the wealth of his experience in commercial litigation and strong, clear-cut approach. Let’s see if we can mediate/coax a closing. If not, let’s explore our legal options to actualize our ultimate goal of securing the property. To start, Mr. Goldstein pays attention to intricate document details to articulate his position and substantiate his statements. He’s a natural at parsing out the minutiae from the consequential details that can steer the case into forward motion. For some time, communication had stalled between both parties and Michael relieved that bottleneck by flagging an important contract line item thereby stimulating responses. He’s able to fluidly coalesce ideas and incorporate various opinions into a logical consensus, hard to do to say the least. He offers options and systematically guides/mentors, doesn’t opine or invoke ego. He’s innately tactical and decisive, which inspires confidence in us. He is a broad thinker yet highly analytical and empathic, a purple unicorn if you ask me. Mr. Goldstein is also uniquely stalwart both in intellect and basic common sense. More importantly, he is a remarkable steward of his clients. Mr. Goldstein is vested and appears to meet challenges and incalculable shifts and tides with a steady gravitas that we desperately needed. Though this case is ongoing and the outcome unsettled to date, our honest and present-day opinion is Michael Goldstein is a shrewd, incisive litigator who writes just as prolifically as he leads with deference and honesty. He’s earned my respect, whatever the outcome. Worth consulting for legal matters. He’s the real deal.

Mechanic’s Liens

My company is a General Contractor performing high end renovations on Manhattan apartments. When one of our clients refused to pay the balance due on the contract, I retained Michael W. Goldstein to represent my company in filing and enforcing a mechanic’s lien. Michael was a pleasure to work with. He was unfailingly responsive and gave great value from our first telephone conversation to our final (and ultimately successful) hearing. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone seeking a trusted advisor and a consummate legal professional.
Jeff C.
Manhattan, New York, NY

Estate Probate & Life Insurance Company’s Disclaimer

When I needed a lawyer to represent me in administering my father’s estate, I asked my close friend who is also a NY lawyer. He enthusiastically recommended Michael Goldstein. In fact, he told me that Michael Goldstein had successfully represented him in a commercial dispute.

I am extremely pleased with Michael’s professionalism and the results he achieved. Administering the estate went smoothly and quickly. Working with Michael took the stress out of the entire process. In addition, Michael achieved amazing results in the one aspect of the estate that was challenged.

Before retaining Michael Goldstein, I had advised the life insurance company that my father passed away, and that I was the named beneficiary. The life insurance company refused to pay the policy amount to me. The company based their denial on my delay of approximately 3 years in notifying them of my father’s death. They claimed that the policy required notice within one year of death. Michael submitted an appeal of the denial, in which he presented a compelling argument outlining the circumstances that led to my late notice. SUCCESS! The insurance company paid the full amount of the life insurance policy PLUS INTEREST!
Nazzareno B.
Manhattan, New York, NY

Dispute with School District

I put my children’s interests first, so when I needed a lawyer to represent my children, I knew I needed to hire the right person. Mr. Goldstein was that person. My children were being denied the right to attend public school in the school district where we had just moved, because the school board didn’t believe that this was our true residence. Michael Goldstein was very knowledgeable and very professional. He took the time to explain things that seemed difficult to understand. He is also very friendly, and that helped me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend him to anyone else because I know I would never use anyone else. He was absolutely the right choice for me, and I am thankful to have met him. My children are now happy to be attending public school in the district where we moved.
Lisette G.
Mamaroneck, NY

Personal Injury

Dear Michael,

Enclosed are endorsed checks. Would you please make the amount in three checks. I cannot handle that large of amount in one check.

Thank you again for your great work. You have a great attribute (that I have and love)–you will put forth whatever effort is necessary to achieve the maximum and make every task a success!!

Have a great life!
John H.

We retained Mr. Goldstein for a lawsuit regarding injuries our children sustained. We have never needed an attorney for anything other than for real estate. So we didn’t know what to expect. I must say, from our first conversation Mr. Goldstein not only left us feeling comfortable but also very confident that we made the right choice in who we wanted representing us and our children. He proved to be very hardworking, dedicated, knowledgeable and very experienced. He was also very patient with us and our anxieties and he made sure to put the priorities of our children first. We appreciate everything he did for our family and would highly recommend him without hesitation.
Anthony G.
Yonkers, NY


Thank you so much for all your help and kindness. I appreciate all you have done for me and my father. You are a very kind and caring person and a credit to your profession…I never met Gail. She sounds like a very sweet, kind person…She never rushed me on the phone and always took the time to listen to me. You’re lucky to have a person like her working with you. Thanks again.
Joe B.

Dear Mr. Goldstein,

Thank you very, very much for your diligent handling of our case.
Erlinda M.

Dear Mr. Goldstein,

Attached is a copy of the release and the stipulations…Thanks for all of the great results!

Very truly yours,

Bob H.

Dear Michael,

Many thanks. I really appreciate all of your hard work.

Karolyn P.

Dear Mr. Goldstein,
Thank you once again for your hard work on this impossible case. May God bless you and your family for the help you extend to people like us.
Igor, Erlinda and Aileen

Dear Michael,

Just a note to thank you for taking such good care of my friends after their unfortunate accident. I had no doubts that you would handle their case with the same courteous and professional manner you handled ours. Your successful track record in these matters is truly amazing.
Allen G.

Dear Michael,

Thank you so much for your work in resolving my auto accident case. I know that fighting a large insurance company is a huge task, which you accomplished perfectly. The settlement check was more than I originally anticipated.

Your professionalism, personal attention and meticulous attention to every detail are greatly appreciated.

As you know, I referred a couple of friends to your office and will continue to do so.

Thanks again.

David F

Dear Mr. Goldstein,

I just want to express my gratitude and appreciation for your efforts on my behalf in the Jeep accident matter. The circumstances of this case were difficult to begin with, and were complicated by unrelated personal difficulties I’ve been experiencing. Yet your conduct throughout this affair remained professional, courteous, and meticulous, and together with some good fortune, resulted in a very satisfactory conclusion. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in need of them, or to call upon you myself once again, should the need arise in the future.

M. Christopher V.

Dear Mr. Goldstein:

Thank you very much for successfully representing me from the accident I had. You did a great job!!! And if I ever need legal representation, I will not hesitate to go to you again.

Gabriela B.

To Michael,

In appreciation on your handling my case and informing me well!
Dianna B.

Dear Michael,

Just a little note to let you know how much I appreciate all your hard work on my case!

You’re great!
Deborah R.

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