Kleinbard LLC is proud to announce that Jay Goldstein has rejoined the Firm as of counsel in the Business and Finance Department. Jay returns to Kleinbard having previously served as a partner of the Firm for 13 years.  In his new role at Kleinbard, he will serve as a strategic advisor and counselor to clients seeking experienced business judgment and legal analysis relating to real estate and finance matters.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jay back to the firm as of counsel in the Business and Finance Department” said managing partner, David Hyman.  “In addition to being an accomplished attorney, Jay has established himself as a successful business leader in the region.  He is uniquely qualified to provide sophisticated counsel to our clients in the areas of real estate and finance.”

Jay has 30 years of experience in banking, real estate and business law. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Green Bank for 9 years where he raised $25 million in equity and grew the bank to over $400 million in assets.  The bank was acquired in 2015 by Univest Bank and Trust Company.  Most recently, Jay co-founded Spring Garden Lending, a real estate finance company providing bridge loans to real estate developers. He also co-founded a real estate investment fund targeting the renovation and development of commercial properties in Philadelphia.

Jay is also an active member of Philadelphia’s civic community serving as Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation; Chairman of the Loan Committee and board member of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC); President of a foundation for the Mastery Charter Schools; and a board member of the Committee of Seventy.

For over 75 years, Kleinbard attorneys have served as trusted advisors and advocates for clients to help them achieve their goals. Kleinbard offers clients sophisticated legal representation that focuses on collaborating with the client to devise the best possible strategy for resolving their issue-whether by winning a dispute, closing a deal, or achieving legal compliance.  Kleinbard’s clients appreciate the firm’s approach to legal work – goals are defined, lines of communication are fostered, and matters aren’t overstaffed.  The Firm’s clients run the gamut from publicly-held multinationals and fourth generation family-owned businesses, to technology start-ups and high net worth individuals, to nonprofits and governmental agencies.  Kleinbard offers services in the areas of business and finance, employment, government relations, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, taxation, and trusts and estates.  For more information please visit the firm’s website at www.kleinbard.com.