Paul R. Golden

Paul R. Golden

Brooklyn, New York

Mr. Golden has an eclectic background, and extensive litigation experience. Mr. Golden has successfully argued two cases before the Court of Appeals. In one case, Court agreed with Mr. Golden's argument, and curtailed the powers of one of New York City's administrative agencies. In the other, he convinced the Court to change New York law on a crucial issue of insurance coverage. Since then, that case has been cited over 600 times by courts, secondary sources, expert opinion reports, and other appellate briefs. It was also cited by Mealey's Litigation Reports as one of the nation's ten most significant insurance coverage decisions of the year. He has argued numerous cases before New York's other appellate courts as well. One of his cases from 2013 was the subject of a front page article in New York's legal newspaper.

Mr. Golden also litigates a variety of commercial and real estate cases at the trial court level. Some of Mr. Golden's past accomplishments include successfully moving to dismiss a ten million dollar cause of action filed by a major telecommunications provider, obtaining judgments in cases based on breach of contract (one case over $1.6 million), and successfully moving to dismiss a million dollar sister state judgment on constitutional grounds. He has won a trial and appeal, in which the court awarded his client with title to a residential building, even though his client had no recorded deed for the premises. He has also successfully moved to dismiss personal injury cases, one involving a party's death through his client's alleged negligence.

Areas of Practice

  • Appeals
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 1994
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Torts
  • New York University
    • B.F.A. - 1990
    • Major: Film and Television Production

Published Works

  • Quirk in New York UCC Provisions Puts Signers of Company Checks At Risk for Personal Liability, New York State Bar Association Journal, October, 2004
  • Parties Who Do Not Receive Mail May Have Difficulty Obtaining A Hearing on Service Issues, New York State Bar Association Journal, September, 2002
  • Evolution of Corporate Usury Laws Has Left Vestigial Statutes that Hinder Business Transactions, New York State Bar Association Journal, May, 2001
  • Appeals Can Deal With the "Stain" of Unpreserved Constitutional Issues, New York State Bar Association Journal, Nov/Dec, 2001
  • Airlines' Private Obligations Escape Deregulation Law, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, March 25, 1996
  • Claims Under Equal Protection Clause Pose Heavy Burden, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, April 26, 1995
  • Casenote on People v. Hundley, Illinois Bar Journal, January, 1994


  • When Brotherly Love Goes Wrong: Defending Against Constructive Trust Claims, National Academy of CLE


  • Japanese