Press Release
April 25, 2018

Goodwin Expands International Private Equity and Private Investment Funds Platform with Partner Eric Goldstein in New York

Global 50 law firm Goodwin announced today that Eric Goldstein has joined the firm’s New York office as partner in the Private Equity and Private Investment Funds practices.

“Having practiced both at law firms and in-house at Insight Venture Partners, a premier private equity and venture capital firm, Eric brings a diverse experience to Goodwin’s market-leading, international private equity and private investment funds practices,” said Ilan Nissan, senior partner in Goodwin’s Private Equity practice. “We are excited to welcome Eric to the Goodwin partnership.”

“Eric joins Goodwin as we continue to bolster our leading fund formation practice in the United States, Europe and Asia,” said A.J. Weidhaas, Co-Chair of Goodwin’s Private Equity practice. “Adept at regulatory matters and securities law, he is the perfect addition to Goodwin’s international fund formation bench. We are delighted to have Eric on our team.”

Goldstein specializes in the formation and operation of private equity, venture capital and other private investment funds, including advising on regulatory, compliance, structuring and governance matters involving private funds and sponsors. Goldstein also counsels on the organization of fund management companies and general partners.

“I am thrilled to join Goodwin and work with its talented and experienced attorneys to provide best in class legal services to our clients,” said Goldstein.

Goldstein joins from Goodwin client Insight Venture Partners in New York City, a $20 billion private equity and venture capital firm, where he served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to that, Goldstein was a member of the Asset Management Group of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP.  He is a member of the Private Investment Funds Committee of the New York City Bar Association.

Goldstein received a J.D. from New York Law School cum laude and a B.A. from the University of Florida. He is admitted to practice in New York.

Goldstein can be reached at and 212.813.8847.

Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds practice handles every stage in the life cycle by providing fund managers with the sophisticated level of counsel required for forming, advising and operating private investment funds. Within fund formation, Goodwin takes a creative approach, starting with not only the specific objectives of a particular fund but also an assessment of how the fund fits within the client’s broader business goals. The team understands the issues specific to different types of funds and offers advice that comes from a wealth of experience across industries and global markets.

Goodwin’s Private Equity Practice is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing. With over 200 private equity lawyers across the globe, Goodwin represents early through late stage investors and companies, lenders and financial institutions, covering the full life cycle of their investments and financings.