Ted Goldstock is a corporate and litigation attorney who counsels owners and executives of closely held businesses on successfully starting, running, and selling their companies while minimizing risk. He also advises family-owned businesses on succession planning and governance and assists in resolving disputes among business owners.
Ted’s experience as the former COO and general counsel for a mid-sized family business means he looks at legal issues in the context of how they affect a company’s bottom line. Clients appreciate his sensible approach to solving problems. Leaders of family-owned businesses, health care providers, entrepreneurs looking to sell their businesses, and nonprofits rely on him as general counsel and for commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, business formations, succession planning, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, leasing, intellectual property licensing, and general corporate law.
Ted also resolves business disputes, including business divorces and other conflicts among shareholders and limited liability company members. He litigates for his clients in the courts and in administrative proceedings and appeals. In addition, he has substantial experience representing business clients in arbitration proceedings.
Ted often combines his business acumen and litigation experience serving health care providers such as physicians groups, hospitals, surgery centers, and continuing care communities. Ted has handled mergers between physician groups, the sale of physician practices and transactions involving the consolidation of individual practices into mega groups. He helps individual physicians in their negotiations with hospitals and physician groups, individual hospitals and surgery centers in business transactions, and joint ventures among groups of hospitals.
Ted also helps nonprofit organizations with all aspects of business transactions, including mergers between nonprofits, joint ventures and corporate governance, as well as obtaining exemptions from income taxes and other state and local taxes.
Ted is an avid collector of antiques and decorative art, and holds a certificate in Antique and Decorative Art Connoisseurship from The George Washington University. In addition, he is an épée fencer and an avid trap, skeet, and sporting clays competitor, and is currently learning how to play the banjo.