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Practice Areas
Marin/Goodman, LLP provides representation in a wide-range of litigation areas, including but not limited to environmental and toxic tort, D&O and professional and general liability Insurance defense, personal injury, commercial and contract, discrimination, fraud recovery, real estate and entertainment.
Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR)
The firm consistently monitors its cases to assess whether ADR may provide a viable alternative to litigation. Depending on the client's goals and budgetary concerns, the advantages and disadvantages of ADR are analyzed and discussed early in the litigation process to provide optimal results.
The firm is at the forefront of this complex litigation representing manufacturers of a range of products. The firm has been entrusted as local counsel for a manufacturer with over 20,000 cases pending against it in New York, and works with national counsel and the client to develop and implement litigation and discovery strategies.
Business Development
Marin Goodman represents clients seeking to develop their start up and early stage businesses in areas such as technology, entertainment, real estate and other sectors. Our services range from business formation to assistance with financing. We also facilitate strategic partnerships that can enhance the operations and value of the enterprise.
Commercial and Contract
Marin/Goodman, LLP has both prosecuted and defended numerous cases on behalf of clients to enforce their rights under a contract or other business arrangements. Representative cases include business disputes, commercial torts, trade practices, and restrictive employment/separation agreements.
Concierge Practice
As the road to success becomes even more difficult for individuals and businesses to navigate, we have found a pressing need for our firm to provide counsel to our clients in an expanding range of personal and business liabilities and ventures. Whether we perform a simple contract review for professional services, help develop a business plan, create a risk management strategy or facilitate a meeting with a prospective business partner, we are always available to lend a supportive hand.
We firmly believe in the concept that a law firm should not stifle the success of its clients but should be a creative force, thinking outside of the box to help clients achieve their goals.
Our concierge legal services are performed under a myriad of retainer arrangements that fit our client's needs.
Coops, Condos and other Not-For-Profit Voluntary Associations
The firm is panel counsel to several Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Carriers. We pride ourselves in representing their insureds as assigned defense counsel to real estate entities, their Boards of Directors / Managers and Managing Agents.
Discrimination and Employment Law
Marin Goodman also defends against discrimination cases, including matters involving traditional and newly evolving employee claims against employers and corporate officers. The firm also represents employers in cases involving restrictive covenants and protection of employer trade secrets and confidential information, wrongful discharge, retaliation, breach of contract, and employment-related torts.
Entertainment / Intellectual Property
The firm has developed a full-service entertainment practice representing film and television producers, directors, creators and publishers. We take great pride in our long standing relationship with clients whom we have represented from their early venture into the entertainment field through their formidable achievements in art and business.
We serve as General Counsel to film and television production companies that develops, packages and, "exploits Comic/Graphic novel properties." Over the past few years alone, we have handled the contractual negotiations for more than twenty studios deals, as well as the comic industry's first network development deal with CBS television and subsequent TV deal with NBC/Universal Television. We interface with talent management from major talent agencies and have developed professional relationships with financiers and key players in Hollywood. The firm's litigation background provides a platform to enforce our clients' rights and to protect clients from various risks endemic to the industry.
The firm has defended its energy clients in environmental claims involving underground storage tanks, benzene, and volatile organic chemicals, among other claims. These sophisticated and potentially high risk litigations require close coordination with the client and often involve numerous defendants which pose additional challenges. Through close coordination with our clients, historical facts are developed and expert analysis is explored to understand and lessen risk.
Insurance Coverage / Fraud Recovery
This firm has assisted various insurance providers on coverage issues and represented these companies in coverage litigation. This representation led to the firm being asked to assist the companies on certain large losses due to fraud. In this capacity the firm initiated litigations and worked with law enforcement resulting in excess of fifty million dollars in recoveries for our clients.
Personal Injury
We have broad experience in defending personal injury actions. We have successfully defended cases in areas including assault/battery, construction, defamation, false imprisonment, premises liability, serious automobile accidents, slip and falls, supermarket liability, trucking and wrongful death, among others.
Products Liability
Attorneys at Marin/Goodman, LLP have substantial experience in defending manufacturers and distributors against claims of defectively designed or manufactured products. Most recently, the firm won a defense verdict in Federal court on behalf of an industrial machine manufacturer which was cited as a Top Defense Verdict of the Year. The firm has defended a wide range of products, including heaters, home consumer products, industrial band saws and other industrial machinery, exercise and recreational equipment, automotive parts, and power tools, among others.
Professional Liability
The firm has successfully represented Architects and Engineers in various and complex situations. Claims involving engineering certification, construction supervision and structural collapse among others, are situations in which we have successfully defended our clients.
In its long time representation of a large national insurance brokerage company, the firm has defended brokers and insurance claims practices in varied and complex circumstances.
Marin/Goodman, LLP has increasingly used its litigation skills to defend members of the legal profession, especially within those areas of the legal practice in which the firm possesses expertise and experience. The firm also defends Directors and Officers of corporations, Not-for-Profit entities and Homeowner Associations. In these fields, the firm has litigated and developed expertise in Fair Housing Act cases involving issues such as race and national origin, as well as matters invoking the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) asserting claims for access and reasonable accommodations.