Alan K. Goldstein

  • Law Office of Alan K. Goldstein

Alan K. Goldstein specializes in admiralty and maritime law including the laws governing ports and port authorities. Recognized in America’s Best Lawyers, as a Super Lawyer and as AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbel, the highest possible rating, Alan is based in the San Francisco Bay area and practices across a broad geographic region including the Pacific Rim. The Bush and Obama administrations appointed Alan as the only lawyer on the Lower Mississippi River Water Safety Advisory Committee that advises the Coast Guard on navigation safety in and about the Port of New Orleans. Alan graduated from Stanford Law School, earning order of the Coif, and Northwestern University, as Phi Beta Kappa and first in his class. Alan clerked for the honorable Thelton Henderson on the U.S. District Court, N.D. California. Alan regards the practice of law as a profession and emphasizes how advance legal planning can reduce risk and add value to businesses.


  • Ports, Courts and Torts: A Brief Survey of Legal Issues Affecting Your Business

    Facing prevailing winds of change, uncertainty and opportunity, Pacific Ports need not only new technology and infrastructure investments but also an effective legal strategy to meet numerous challenges. Alan k. Goldstein’s “Ports, Courts and Torts” introduces the importance of sound legal planning through a brief survey of selected topics.