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James K. Goldberg

fax +1 412.394.2555

James K. Goldberg has experience serving individuals and corporate clients, including both for-profit and non-profit entities, as well as established middle market companies and emerging growth companies.

Jim regularly acts as outside general counsel for clients, and provides counsel to clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, corporate reorganizations, financing transactions (debt and equity), joint ventures (domestic and international) and real estate acquisitions, sales and leasing. He also counsels boards of directors on strategic issues and corporate governance matters. Jim has also represented individuals in a wide array of business matters, including executive employment agreements, stock redemptions, executive compensation arrangements and severance agreements. Jim also counsels clients in the areas of ERISA and employee benefits law, general tax, and in many facets of estate and succession planning and estate administration.

Prior to joining Clark Hill, Jim served as an estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service.


J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1971
B.S., Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1967, Business Administration


Named among Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates (2022-2024), Corporate Law (2021-2024) by Best Lawyers


American Bar Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Allegheny County Bar Association

United Jewish Federation, Finance Committee

Member of the Board of Directors, Hebrew Free Loan Association

Member of the Board of Directors of numerous private companies, including Genco Distribution System, Inc., Hussey Copper Ltd., and National HVAC

Former member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

State Bar Licenses


Court Admissions

U.S. Tax Court


  • New Rules for ’Deferred Compensation:’ What’s Covered and What’s Not?” Communiqué, March 2005.
  • “Compensation and Benefit Client Alert: Involuntary Distributions and Automatic Rollover Requirements for Distributions Made On or After March 28, 2005,”Communiqué, March 2005.