Andrew E. Goldstein
Andrew E. Goldstein represents clients in real estate transactional matters and in land use applications before East End zoning and planning boards. As a past Chairman of the Village of East Hampton Zoning Board of Appeals and a member of Village of East Hampton Comprehensive Plan Committee. Mr. Goldstein has utilized his particular insight regarding local land use and zoning to earn approvals for commercial, residential and institutional clients. The types of approvals include interpretations, variances, special permits, wetlands and dunes permits from zoning boards of appeals, subdivision and site plan approvals from planning boards, as well as architectural and historic preservation approvals from architectural review boards.
Mr. Goldstein also specializes in the formation and ongoing representation of private investment funds, including hedge funds, private equity funds and similarly-managed investment vehicles. He represents domestic and offshore funds and their sponsors in connection with fund formation and structuring, private placements, operational and regulatory matters. Mr. Goldstein’s practice includes the representation of broker-dealers, investment advisers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors in connection with their formation and operations. He has an extensive enforcement background and represents regulated and unregulated clients in enforcement and regulatory investigations and litigation before the Securities and Exchange Commission and various self-regulatory organizations. In addition, Mr. Goldstein represents both start-up and established businesses in the capital formation process.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Goldstein was an attorney in the SEC Division of Enforcement, culminating as Associate Administrator of the SEC’s New York Regional Office, during which he oversaw the enforcement program of the New York Regional Office. Mr. Goldstein litigated the SEC’s first enforcement matters involving repurchase agreements and stock loans, and initiated an SEC enforcement program in the “pink sheet” over-the-counter market.
As well as having served as Chairman of the East Hampton Village ZBA from 2000 to 2013, Mr. Goldstein is a founding board member of the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation. He is also on the board of the environmental watchdog organization, The Group for the East End, and is a trustee of The East Hampton Village Preservation Society.
Mr. Goldstein earned his law degree from Brooklyn Law School where he was a member of the Law Review. He earned Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in History from Adelphi University.
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AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell