Bill Goldberg is a litigator at Lerch, Early & Brewer in Bethesda, Maryland who represents companies and individuals facing a variety of complex commercial disputes. He also represents personal representatives, trustees, beneficiaries, and charitable organizations in estate and trust litigation. Bill’s broad litigation practice in these areas includes significant trial and appellate experience in the state and federal courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, as well as alternative dispute resolution.
Business owners, general counsel, corporate officers, and other professionals rely on Bill’s sound, practical legal advice. His clients benefit from his objective counsel on how litigation may affect their business interests, as well as from his clear explanations of the pros and cons of different approaches to achieving their goals.
He is experienced in complex business litigation, including claims involving fraud and breach of fiduciary duty, contract and real estate disputes, non-compete and trade secret litigation, shareholder disputes, and business divorces.
Estate and Trust Litigation
Bill’s business and litigation background forms the basis of his estate and trust litigation practice. He represents beneficiaries, trustees, and personal representatives in estate litigation involving their rights and obligations under trusts and wills, claims of undue influence, and lack of capacity. He also litigates disputes involving fraudulent conveyances, lifetime transfers, and the removal of fiduciaries.
Bill received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn. and his Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Before joining Lerch Early, Bill practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation at an AMLAW 200 law firm in Washington, DC. His practice also included First Amendment litigation and counseling, including defamation and pre-publication review. Bill is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, Virginia and several federal courts.
Bill is listed in the Maryland and DC editions of Super Lawyers in the field of Business Litigation. He serves on the board of directors of Gifts for the Homeless, a wholly volunteer-run organization that donates used and new clothing to shelters throughout the Washington, DC area, and he is a member of Leadership Montgomery’s Class of 2015.
Bill, who is originally from Long Island, enjoys traveling to the beach in Florida with his wife and their twin boys and golfing at public courses around the Washington, DC area, especially Whiskey Creek.