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ALLAN D. GOLDSTEIN
email: allang@mlhs.net

A native of Houston, Texas. He obtained his B.A. with honors from the University of Texas in 1977, along with a secondary school teaching certificate in History and Hebrew. After graduation from the University of Texas he spent a year abroad in the Middle East as a teacher and resident advisor to a program for high school graduates. Upon his return to Houston, he was employed as a teacher and curriculum writer for the Houston Independent School District. Before entering law school Mr. Goldstein was also the Executive Director for a non-profit youth organization and overnight summer camp. The camp was located
in the Texas Hill country in Wimberley, Texas. Mr. Goldstein graduated from the South Texas College of Law in Houston with his J.D. in 1985. At South Texas he was active in the school's top ranked advocacy program. At South Texas he was also a member of the South Texas Law Journal, a recipient of the E. E. Townes Award for Distinguished Legal Scholarship, a recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and received a first place prize in the 1985 Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at South Texas for his article on copyright protection of utilitarian articles. From 1985 to 1990 he was an associate with the law firm of Hollrah, Lange & Thoma where his practice included general civil litigation and trial work including business and commercial litigation, probate and defense of personal injury claims. Mr. Goldstein became a shareholder of the firm in 1990. From 1992 to the present Mr. Goldstein has been a shareholder, director and officer of the firm of Morris, Lendais, Hollrah & Snowden where he has continued his practice in general civil litigation and trial work, including particular representation in construction related disputes, and real estate and title disputes. Mr. Goldstein was elected and served as President of his firm from 1999 until 2001. He is a member of the Litigation section of the Texas State Bar and a member of the American Bar Association. He is AV rated which is the highest rating provided by Martindale-Hubbell. He is married with three children. Some representative matters Mr. Goldstein has handled include the following:

Obtained a defense verdict after a ten week multi-party trial for a chemical trader, its parent company and individual owner for allegedly distributing contaminated ethanol in an ethanol based gasoline mixture that affected approximately 5,000 automobiles and recovered award of attorney fees for trader

Obtained a defense verdict for a financier sued by home owners over fraud and DTPA claims involving title and construction claims pertaining to River Oaks home and also prevailed on counterclaim awarding recovery of full amount of debt plus attorney fees

Obtained a defense verdict for German manufacturer of opthamology equipment against distributor who sought claims for anti trust violations, breach of contract, DTPA and related claims seeking several million dollars in damages

Represented major home builders and developers including Newmark Homes,
L.P., Technical Olympics U.S.A. (f/k/a Engle Homes), Monarch Developments of Texas, Inc. d/b/a Taylor Woodrow Communities, Sitterle Homes, Pacific United Development and RR Houston Development LP in all types of construction, development, land acquisition and homeowner disputes

Represented video and periodical distributor who had achieved a billion dollars in sales in various litigation and outside counsel capacities

Representative counsel for a national title company in various capacities involving litigation and claims against the underwriter and as counsel for its insureds involving various title disputes

Allan Goldstein