Henry L. GoldbergSpecial Counsel-Infrastructure & Private Sector Construction
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Henry L. Goldberg serves as Special Counsel-Infrastructure & Private Sector Construction to the firm in its Construction Practice Group. He is a prominent authority in construction law and government contracting matters.
Consistent with this experience, Mr. Goldberg enjoys a working relationship with the leadership of most contracting agencies in the area. He is a member of the MOLES, a fraternal engineering organization in the heavy construction industry, and the most prestigious organization of its kind in the world.
Mr. Goldberg served as Chairman of the New York Building Congress’ Public Procurement Committee, as well as General Counsel to the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)-Metro New York/New Jersey Chapter. He also serves as Legal Counsel Chair to CMAA National, General Counsel to the Subcontractors Trade Association (STA) and Counsel to the Association of Electrical Contractors, Inc. (AEC). In addition, Mr. Goldberg has also served five terms as President of the Construction Financial Management Association’s (CFMA) New York City Chapter. He also served as Counsel to the CFMA’s, Long Island Chapter, where he was a founding member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Goldberg is active in most other construction industry associations including the Associated General Contractors of America, the General Contractors Association of New York, the Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley, the Long Island Contractors Association, the National Contract Management Association, and the American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law, Fidelity and Surety Law, Construction Litigation and Construction Industry Forum Committees. Mr. Goldberg is the Editor-In-Chief of Federal Contract Management-A Manual for The Contract Professional published by LexisNexis (2017). He also served on the “National Advisory Committee” of The Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation published by Warren Gorham & Lamont and was appointed as Expert Advisor to the American Arbitration Association.
Fordham Law School, J.D.
Cornell University, B.S.
Mr. Goldberg is admitted to practice in New York and Florida. He is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Southern and Northern Districts of New York.
Chairman, New York Building Congress’ Public Procurement Committee
Counsel, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)
Counsel, Subcontractors Trade Association (STA)
Counsel, Association of Electrical Contractors, Inc. (AEC)
Past-president, Construction Financial Management Association, New York City Chapter
Founding Board Member & Counsel, Construction Financial Management Association, Long Island Chapter
Member, Associated General Contractors of America & New York State
Member, General Contractors Association of New York
Member, Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley
Member, Long Island Contractors Association
Member, Construction Management Association of America
Member, National Contract Management Association
Member, American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law, Fidelity & Surety Law and Construction Litigation andConstruction Industry Forum Committees
Member, National Advisory Committee of The Journal of Construction Accounting & Taxation
Expert Advisor, American Arbitration Association
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Editor-in-Chief, Federal Contract Management: A Manuel for the Contract Professional, 2017 Edition, LexisNexis.com
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