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Attorney Profile

Peter J. Goodman


Peter J. Goodman, Esq., has been a practicing attorney since 1996. His specialization is in real estate law, religious corporation law, and personal injury law with an emphasis on purchases and sales, litigation, foreclosure prevention and loss mitigation.


  • Hofstra School of Law
  • The George Washington University
  • Memberships/Affiliations

Long Island Housing Crisis Task Force; Long Island Housing Partnership (formerly served on Strategic Planning Committee); New York State Coalition For Excellence in Homeownership Education; New York State Bar Association; Nassau County Bar Association; Brooklyn Bar Association; Former Treasurer for the Town of Hempstead Democratic Committee.

Speaking Engagements and Articles:
Mr. Goodman was a regular presenter of the closings portion of the Community Development Corporation of Long Island (CDCLI) and NassauCountyHomeownershipCenter’s HUD certified training program helping first-time homeowners obtain the dream of homeownership. Mr. Goodman’s most recent speaking engagements on foreclosure prevention, homeownership, and/or shortsales include: The Center for New York City Neighborhoods; Charles Rutenbeg Realty, and The Neighborhood Housing Services of Northern Queens. Additionally, Mr. Goodman authored the cover article for the October, 2008 Nassau Lawyer entitled “Keeping up with the Latest Reforms in Foreclosure Litigation” and the September, 2009 Suffolk Lawyer article entitled “Protecting Tenant’s Rights at Foreclosure.” Most recently, Mr. Goodman was quoted in the New York Times, the Long Island Business News, and has been quoted several times in New York Newsday.

Honors and Awards:
Peter Goodman was awarded a citation from the Nassau County Office of the Executive, a Certificate of Appreciation for outstanding and dedicated service to Peace Valley Haven, and a certificate from the Community Mayor’s of New York State that recognizes Mr. Goodman as a Mayor Member Representative for the area of Garden City

General Practice Areas/Areas of Expertise:
Real Estate and Small Business Transactions; Religious and Not for Profit Corporation transactions; and Litigation (personal injury, general).

General Real Estate & Small Business
Mr. Peter Goodman has helped hundreds of real estate and small business owners. He offers a concierge service that most other attorneys do not. Most clients do not call an attorney until just before they enter contract to purchase a property, but Mr. Goodman encourage clients to schedule phone or in-person conferences with an attorney at his office Where he can guide you through the process when you first decide to enter the market. This process helps him to spot and resolve issues at a very early stage. In Mr. Goodman’s experience, this service helps clients to avoid many of the pitfalls that can delay closings or in a worse-case scenario, void the contract.

Personal Injury
Peter J. Goodman has settled numerous multi-million dollar cases. He handles auto accident cases, slip & fall cases, construction site accidents, and more. For a free consultation with a personal injury matter, please complete us to set up an appointment.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates
It is important to be prepared. Mr. Goodman can help you prepare a Will, Trust, Health Care Proxy, and/or Power of Attorney to protect you and your family in case of death or disability. If you would like more information, please contact the firm and our office will contact you to set up an appointment.

Religious Corporations
Mr. Peter Goodman, Esq. advises and represents nonprofit religious organizations, corporations, educational institutions and churches.
We assist in the areas of:

  • property ownership, sale and refinance
  • petitioning the New York State Attorney General and/or the Court for approval of the sale or mortgaging of assets.
  • 501(c)(3) corporate formation and governance employment

Property Ownership, Sale and Refinance
When a religious corporation wishes to sell or refinance real estate owned by the corporation, approval from the Attorney General and the Court are required. The process of obtaining these approvals can be very involved – therefore, it’s important to hire an experienced law firm to guide you through.

Tax Exempt Status
Without regard to religion or belief, we can help you establish tax exempt status and advise you on maintaining it.

Strategic Advice
If your organization is considering a change in religious affiliation, or are threatened with litigation, we can advise your leadership in protecting the organization’s legal interests, and help prepare the necessary documents to achieve your goals.

Employment Advice
We can advise your organization regarding leadership issues, employment, working with independent contractors, and the extent to which your organization is impacted by federal and state employment laws.

Civil Litigation and Appeals
We defend religious organizations in the secular courts from the types of lawsuits stemming from corporate governance disputes and attempts to take property after a change in affiliation.

Personal Injury
Peter J. Goodman has settled numerous multi-million dollar cases. Mr. Goodman handles auto accident cases, slip & fall cases, construction site accidents, and more. For a free consultation with a personal injury matter, please complete the below form and our office will contact you to set up an appointment.

Banking / Commercial Lending
The Commercial Lending Practice Group represents commercial banks, finance companies and other institutional lenders in a wide range of financing transactions. These transactions include acquisition loans, construction loans, private bank facilities and multi-lender participation/syndicated financing.

Banking – Real Estate Closings
The Mr. Goodman is centrally based in Brooklyn, New York, with offices in Long Island. Mr. Peter Goodman is an approved attorney residential settlement agent for the majority of lending institutions in the tri-state area.

The firm has been performing mortgage closings for over 10 years which has given us the experience in eliminating the needless delays and formalities such as advance notice or scheduling conflicts commonly seen in settlement offices. The firm recognizes the individual needs of each client and dedicates a support staff to satisfy and fulfill the client’s requirements. The firm is structured to allow the closing process to develop within several specialized departments which include pre-closing and scheduling, document preparation through funding. This enables each client to specifically track the file at any stage of the closing process. The firm is approved to act as closing attorneys for numerous lenders which enables the firm to close residential, mixed-use, commercial, condominium, co-op, F.H.A. and V.A. real estate transactions. Please feel free to contact the firm for a list of lenders we represent.

Lender Representation
Mr. Goodman, P.C. has an action-oriented loan scheduling team that works with your staff to ensure that loans are quickly and conveniently scheduled in accordance with lender guidelines. Clients and their borrowers are offered the ability to close at a location outside the office, as may be required to accommodate the clients’ needs. Further, loans are regularly closed Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Our staff understands that the closing is the borrower’s last impression of the mortgage salesperson, mortgage broker and lender. Therefore, exceptional effort is made to ensure each and every borrower’s closing experience is positive.