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Peter G. Goodman

Peter G. Goodman

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Biography

Peter G. Goodman has over thirty years of accomplished legal practice and focuses primarily on employment litigation and dispute resolution.  Peter handles a variety of litigation involving federal, state and local employment laws, including claims of discrimination and retaliation, and wage and hour claims. Peter also litigates and advises clients regarding employment agreements, noncompetition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, and claims concerning unpaid bonuses, commissions and severance.  He handles claims in state and federal courts, defends charges before administrative agencies and commissions, and engages in alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation. 

In addition to employment matters, Peter has extensive experience litigating commercial disputes involving claims for breach of contract and other business matters.

The following cases are representative of the types of disputes he has handled:

Defended claims alleging unlawful employment discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race, age, sex, religion and pregnancy 

Defended claims alleging failure to pay wages and overtime as required by federal and state wage and hour laws

Handled claims for failure to pay severance, commissions, and other benefits pursuant to employment and severance agreements

Handled claims for alleged breach of noncompetition and non-solicitation agreements

Represented companies in audits and unemployment hearings involving classification of workers as independent contractors or employees

Prosecuted and defended claims to recover under promissory notes

Prosecuted claim for insurance brokerage commissions under a co-brokerage agreement

 

Peter is a member of the New York City Bar Association where he served as the Chair of the Committee on State Courts of Superior Jurisdiction, and also served on the Labor and Employment Committee.


Education

  • Temple University School of Law, J.D.
  • Binghamton University, B.A.

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts