Biography

Neal Goldstein has been a member of Freedman & Lorry for 38 years. He has served as President of the firm for the past decade and continues to maintain a full practice primarily limited to the representation of labor unions, in both the private and public sectors, and employee benefit plans. Among his clients are Teamster Locals 623, 929, Local 830 Legal Service Fund, The Newspaper Guild of Greater Philadelphia, the Newspaper Guild-United Independent Pension Fund, AFSCME Locals 222, 394, 403, 427, 488 and 1637, among other labor organizations in the region.

He is a graduate of Temple University, 1969, and the Temple University, Beasley School of Law, 1973. He is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is a member of the bar of both Federal and State Courts in Pennsylvania, including the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has been a guest lecturer at Temple University, Beasley School of Law, P.B.I., and other organizations.

A life-time resident of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area, Neal loves the city, its rich history and the unique characters who make the City of Brotherly Love such a wonderful place in which to live. His affinity for Philly is on display in the 5 novels he has published, all of which are set in Philadelphia.

Neal believes that fighting to protect the rights of working men and women is especially important in the current anti-worker environment. During his career he has successfully challenged employers’ attempts to take away workers’ benefits, ignore contractual protections, violate federally and state protected rights through litigation in federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration.

He is proud to be associated with a wonderful group of dedicated professionals and staff who share his commitment to the labor movement, its members and their families.

 

Areas of Practice

Labor law – representing labor unions including proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board, federal and state courts, labor arbitrations, negotiations and Act 111 arbitrations involving police and firemen.

Bar Admissions

– Pennsylvania
– New Jersey

Education

B.A., Temple University, 1969
J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1973

Associations/Memberships/Affiliations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association, the Labor and Family Law Sections.
  • American Bar Association.
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Honors & Awards

Labor & Employment – Top Lawyers Spring 2010.