Certified Elder Law Attorney
Eric Goldberg, designated as a “Certified Elder Law Attorney” (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation, an organization accredited by the American Bar Association, is the former founder and principal attorney of the NJ Elder Law Center at Goldberg Law Group. He now co-chairs the NJ Elder Law Center at Mandelbaum Salsburg and is a Shareholder of Mandelbaum Salsburg.
He is dedicated to working with his clients on a personal level and providing them with customized plans that meet their unique needs and goals for long term care and estate planning. Over the years, Eric has learned that the best plans are the result of close collaboration, not only with his clients, but also with other professionals involved in caring for the needs of seniors, special needs adults and children, and veterans. His clients appreciate this approach and consider Eric both a counselor for life and a family friend.
Eric graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Business in 1990. He earned his law degree from Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1994. Eric’s extensive knowledge of the interplay between finance, tax law, and government benefits, together with his compassionate nature, make him uniquely qualified to counsel clients on the complexities of estate and long-term care planning. Prior to his legal career, Eric spent a decade working in the financial markets on Wall Street. This gives him valuable insights into the effects of long-term care expenses on the financial security of his clients and their family members and a unique perspective on how to remedy many of the financial difficulties facing his clients.
Eric is proud to be a CELA, a designation awarded to only a small percentage of elder law attorneys. To achieve this award, one must be favorably evaluated by his peers, pass a rigorous exam, and rise to a level of sophistication and experience in elder law to be recognized by the board of the National Elder Law Foundation.
Eric is co-chair of the Elder Law Section of the Essex County Bar Association, a member of Elder Counsel, the NJ State Bar Association, the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey, the Healthcare Association of New Jersey, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, the National Elder Law Foundation, Super Lawyers, and is a member of the Institute of Gerontology Advisory Board.
Eric is licensed in New Jersey, New York, Colorado and Pennsylvania. He is also an Accredited Veterans Benefits Attorney and a Certified Dementia Practitioner by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
When not practicing law, Eric is an avid mountain biker and snowboarder and enjoys spending time with his wife, two boys, and Golden Retriever.