Richard R. Goldberg

Richard Goldberg

Title: Partner, Educator (Retired)
Company: Ballard Spahr LLP
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Richard R. Goldberg, Partner at Ballard Spahr LLP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in real estate law.

A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Goldberg earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1961. Three years later, he secured a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Maryland in 1964. Furthermore, he was admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, the United States Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court, and the state of Maryland.

At the start of his career, Mr. Goldberg worked as the assistant city solicitor to the mayor and city council for the city of Baltimore from 1965 to 1970. Soon thereafter, he joined The Rouse Company as an attorney for eight years, further progressing to the vice president and associate general counsel until his departure in 1994. Mr. Goldberg later assumed employment with the Ballard Spahr LLP as a partner in 1994. During his time with the firm, he held the positions of senior counsel and partner until his retirement in 2011. In the past, Mr. Goldberg contributed as an adjunct professor of law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University for four years.

Civically, Mr. Goldberg has dedicated his time to the Franklin Inn Club, the Jewish Council of Howard County, the Jewish Federation, the Old City Business Improvement District, and the Economic Development Committee. An expert in real estate law, he is the author of “Real Estate Development of Downtown Projects,” “Commercial Real Estate Leasing,” as well as numerous articles of professional publications. Earlier in his career, Mr. Goldberg served in the United States Army Reserve from 1965 to 1971. In a career filled with several highlights, he is most proud of being the president of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers was a monumental moment for Mr. Goldberg. He was the first in-house lawyer to be president. It permitted him to open his own practice, which he may not have been able to without the experience he gained in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. For his accomplishments in the field, Mr. Goldberg has been the recipient of the Frederick Lane Award for his distinguished to the profession form the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

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