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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5


  • J.D., Fordham University School of Law
  • B.S., Fordham University

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Memberships & Affiliations

American Bar Association

New Jersey State Bar Association

New York State Bar Association

Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Federal Bar of the State of New Jersey

International Bar Association

International Franchise Association

Fordham University Athletic Hall of Fame

Director - The Ireland - U.S. Council

Director - Irish International Business Network


Named among the Most Influential US-Irish Business Leaders, Business & Finance Magazine

Named to the Irish American Legal 100

Named New Jersey Super Lawyer

Thomas J. Goodwin

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  • T: 973.848.5351
    F: 973.297.3976
    • Four Gateway Center
      100 Mulberry St.
      Newark, NJ 07102

Mr. Goodwin practices in the areas of commercial litigation, franchise and distribution, unfair competition, restrictive covenants and product liability. He is Chair of the Firm's Franchise and Distribution Law Group, and counsels manufacturers, franchisors, franchisees, and foreign and domestic distributors with respect to transactions arising from changes in distribution chains and wholesaling methods.

He has successfully represented clients involved in diverse matters including the recovery of costs of remediating environmental contamination on property, breaches of contract and express and implied warranties, recovery of money embezzled by a former employee, and prosecution of an action in Delaware Chancery Court on behalf of principal shareholders against an incumbent board of directors of a publicly-traded company which resulted in reconstruction of the board.

Mr. Goodwin has been named a New Jersey Super Lawyer and is perennially featured in The Irish Voice's Irish Legal 100. Super Lawyers is published by Thomson Reuters. Martindale-Hubbell  is published by Internet Brands, Inc. A description of their selection process can be found in the respective links above. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Matters

Mr. Goodwin's diverse representations include:
Foreign Governmental Agency
A foreign governmental agency seeking recovery on a foreign judgment in excess of $225 million against a developer who declared bankruptcy in both the United States and Ireland and allegedly engaged in a series of transactions to defraud creditors.
Foreign Governmental Agency
A foreign governmental agency in a matter seeking $11 million in damages and rescission of various loan agreements aggregating over $150 million.
Former Shareholders of a Premier Salon Professional Products Distributor
The former shareholders of a premier salon professional products distributor in completing the settlement of ongoing sales disputes with an international leader in the cosmetics industry.
Soft Drink Manufacturer
A soft drink manufacturer in litigation in three states arising from its termination of numerous distributors after its multi-billion dollar acquisition by one of the largest global soft drink manufacturers.
Leading Swimming Pool Products Manufacturer
A leading swimming pool products manufacturer in high-profile, alleged wrongful death matters throughout the United States.
Foreign Government
A foreign government in connection with subpoena served by United States Department of Justice upon major United States internet service provider calling/or production of information stored on servers located in foreign country, owned by provider’s foreign subsidiary.
Leading Swimming Pool Products Manufacturer
A leading swimming pool products manufacturer in a multidistrict antitrust class action, obtaining dismissal of all but one claim through dispositive motion practice.