Jeremy Goldstein strikes out on his own, forms new firm

Jeremy Goldstein has made a name for himself as one of the premier mergers-and-acquisitions attorneys in the United States today. After having spent an entire career at renowned law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, Goldstein decided to take the many millions of dollars that he had made over the course of his career and start his own law firm.

The decision was not taken lightly. Goldstein decided that he would rather spend the rest of his time helping small-to-medium business owners navigate the treacherous world of executive compensation rather than continue to accumulate more money that he would never be able to spend.

As part of the formation of his new firm, Goldstein was quickly listed by the Lawyer Referral and Information System, a system put in place recently by the New York State Bar Association that allows New York state residents to quickly and efficiently choose legal counsel that is appropriate to both their location and their case type.

As part of the system, Goldstein is now seen by thousands of potential customers every day, generating more business and helping to strengthen the Lawyer Referral and Information System by including such big-name lawyers as himself.

Goldstein also currently sits as the chairman of the Executive Compensation Committee of the American Bar Association, one of the most important subdivisions of the New York State Bar Association.

Aside from all of these accolades, Goldstein has been a key figure in some of the most impressive and monumental mergers and acquisitions deals in recent corporate history. These include the Kmart purchase of Sears Roebuck, the Verizon merger with Alltel and the Phillips Petroleum buyout of Conoco.

All of this experience has given Goldstein a unique perspective on the things that can go wrong when large corporations are taken over either by friendly or hostile means end result that can have on executives who have dedicated their lives to the service of those corporations. Read more: Jeremy Goldstein | Slideshare and Jeremy Goldstein | Crunchbase

Goldstein says that many of the severe problems that can arise due to improperly structured executive compensation packages at large firms can also beset smaller and medium-sized businesses. Goldstein says there’s no better way to attract hostile shareholder activist then to create tension between the board and the shareholders through improper executive compensation packages.

But with experience legal counsel, Goldstein says that almost all of the pitfalls associated with poorly structured executive compensation packages can be avoided.

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