Based on 36 years of experience and his tax background, Mr. Goldblatt brings a steady hand to complex business transactions, real estate matters, estate planning and probate and commercial litigation.
His practice covers a range of issues of concern to businesses, business owners and individuals, including corporate governance, breach of fiduciary duties, shareholder and limited liability disputes including cases of shareholder oppression, mergers and acquisitions, industrial, and commercial real estate acquisitions, zoning and real estate litigation, contested estates and guardianships, landlord tenant and boundary-line disputes, among others.
Mr. Goldblatt's practice is tailored to the needs of entrepreneurs and their families, and focuses on the issues and challenges that businesses and their owners regularly face. He has extensive experience in the drafting of shareholder agreements, limited liability company operating agreements, succession plans, asset protection plans, wills, trusts, executive employment agreements, restrictive covenants, non-competition and non-disclosure, confidentiality and non-circumvention agreements, licensing agreements, independent contractor agreements, joint venture agreements and customer and vendor agreements as well as warranty disclaimers.
Mr. Goldblatt ongoingly represents clientele in the temporary employment, manufacturing, technology, engineering, software, real estate construction, real estate development, contracting, professional, professional artist and media property management, trucking, broker and advertising segments of the business community. His clientele also includes financial services companies, insurance companies, professionals, bankers, condominium associations, not-for-profit corporate entities, trade associations and advertising cooperatives.
Mr. Goldblatt's experience and post-graduate education in the law of taxation permit him to counsel start-ups as to the best alternative entity for tax and limited liability purposes and also allow him to optimize incentive and succession planning for executives and owners. He represents and counsels several closely held companies and has drafted hundreds of estate plans, wills, and revocable, irrevocable, special needs, and charitable trusts.
Mr. Goldblatt serves as a board member of the Julia Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable not-for- profit entity committed to creating sculpture in public spaces in the cities of Highland Park, Highwood and Fort Sheridan, Illinois, and to providing art classes to gifted but disadvantaged children and veterans.
Mr. Goldblatt is a graduate of Stanford University (1979) and DePaul College of Law (1982), and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1982. He received his LLM Masters in Taxation from the John Marshall Law School in 1992. He is a currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association.