Gary J. Goodstein
Gary J. Goodstein
Alleguez Newman Goodstein LLP
21860 Burbank Blvd.
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
P: (818) 225-0056
F: (818) 225-0057
  • Loyola Law School
  • Board of Trustees
  • Membership & Marketing Committee
  • Business Law & Real Property Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Small Firm & Sole Practitioners Section

Mr. Goodstein has twenty four years of experience as a trial and appellate attorney representing corporations, individuals and municipalities in high-stakes business disputes involving commercial contracts, partnerships, shareholder and LLC agreements, insurance coverage and real estate. Combining a background in creative writing with an intensely analytical legal acumen, the ability to synthesize complex and confusing facts and legal principles into a compelling story is the hallmark of his practice. Representative matters include obtaining a $22.5 million judgment in a case involving bribery of public officials; defending a real estate investment LLC manager accused of breach of fiduciary duty; defending a trustee against claims of fraud and breach of fiduciary duty in the administration of an estate; defending the owners of a Hollywood production company against claims of fraud and breach of contract; representing the owner of a vitamin manufacturing company who was defrauded in the sale of his business; representing a business owner in the threatened dissolution of a plush toy manufacturer; representing a municipality in a commercial lease dispute involving a unique public landmark; representing property owners in commercial unlawful detainer actions; and representing healthcare insurance companies sued by medical groups for alleged breach of provider reimbursement agreements. Admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in California, as well as the United States Supreme Court. ​ Honors and Awards include: Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell; Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers list, 2009-2017; Selected to Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star" list, 2004-2006; Top 10 Jury Verdicts in California, 2006 (Los Angeles Daily Journal); Top 100 Jury Verdicts in United States, 2006 (ALM); Published cases: Minnesota Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Ensley, 174 F.3d 977 (9th Cir. 1999); Stuart v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of America, 217 F.3d 1145 (9th Cir. 2000); Hub City Solid Waste Services, Inc. v. City of Compton, 186 Cal. App. 4th 1114 (2010) Professional Affiliations and activities include: San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Member 2016-present; Los Angeles County Bar Association, Litigation Section, Membership Chair/Co-Chair 2014-2016, Executive Committee Member 2012-present; Conference of California Bar Associations, ​Delegate 2017; American Inns of Court, Los Angeles Trial Practice Chapter, President 2012-2013, Vice President 2011-2012, Programming Chair 2007-2011; ​​Provisors Trusted Advisors, WH3 Executive Committee 2013-present​​, Member since 2007