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Jay Goldstein

Jay returns to Kleinbard as Of Counsel after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Green Bank for 9 years. In that role he raised $25 million in equity and grew the bank to over $400 million in assets.  In 2015 the bank was acquired by Univest Bank and Trust Company.  Since then, Jay has co-founded a real estate investment fund targeting the renovation and development of commercial properties in Philadelphia and a real estate finance company providing bridge loans to real estate developers.

During his previous 13 year tenure as a Kleinbard partner, Jay’s practice concentrated in the areas of emerging businesses and economic development. In his new role at Kleinbard, Jay continues to act as a strategic advisor and counselor to clients seeking experienced business judgment and legal analysis relating to real estate and finance.

Jay Goldstein

Of Counsel
Business and Finance
215.568.2000
jgoldstein@kleinbard.com

Education

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1987)
Outstanding Graduate Award
Editor-In-Chief, American University Journal of International Law

State University of New York, Binghamton (B.A., with honors, 1984)

Professional Highlights

Jay is actively involved in Philadelphia’s civic community serving as:

  • Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Chairman of the Loan Committee and board member of Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
  • President of a foundation for the Mastery Charter Schools
  • Board member of the Committee of Seventy

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel in the sale of the Philadelphia Civic Center
  • Refinancing of the Philadelphia Ritz Carlton Hotel

Jay Goldstein

Of Counsel
Business and Finance
215.568.2000
jgoldstein@kleinbard.com

Jay returns to Kleinbard as Of Counsel after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Green Bank for 9 years. In that role he raised $25 million in equity and grew the bank to over $400 million in assets.  In 2015 the bank was acquired by Univest Bank and Trust Company.  Since then, Jay has co-founded a real estate investment fund targeting the renovation and development of commercial properties in Philadelphia and a real estate finance company providing bridge loans to real estate developers.

During his previous 13 year tenure as a Kleinbard partner, Jay’s practice concentrated in the areas of emerging businesses and economic development. In his new role at Kleinbard, Jay continues to act as a strategic advisor and counselor to clients seeking experienced business judgment and legal analysis relating to real estate and finance.

Representative Matters

  • Lead counsel in the sale of the Philadelphia Civic Center
  • Refinancing of the Philadelphia Ritz Carlton Hotel

Education

American University, Washington College of Law (J.D., 1987)
Outstanding Graduate Award
Editor-In-Chief, American University Journal of International Law

State University of New York, Binghamton (B.A., with honors, 1984)

Admissions

Pennsylvania

Professional Highlights

Jay is actively involved in Philadelphia’s civic community serving as:

  • Vice Chairman of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation
  • Chairman of the Loan Committee and board member of Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC)
  • President of a foundation for the Mastery Charter Schools
  • Board member of the Committee of Seventy