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About Paul Golden


Paul Golden is of counsel to Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino LLC, and concentrates on appellate practice.  Since entering law school, Mr. Golden's goal was to become New York's premier appellate attorney.  He has been quoted by Newsweek, the New York Law Journal, Forbes magazine, Money magazine, the ABA Journal, and the Commercial Observer.

Mr. Golden has written two books for practitioners, published by the ABA.  His first, published in 2022, was entitled "Litigating Constructive Trusts."  His second book, "Litigating Adverse Possession Cases," was published in 2024.  Both books are the first of their kind, and both are available at scores of law libraries across the country, including Harvard and the University of Chicago.  

His other legal writings have been published numerous times, including his articles on appellate law.  His articles have been cited by a federal case, legal scholars, and McKinney's.  He has also given a lecture on defending constructive trusts, a more recent lecture on litigating constructive trusts generally, and a lecture on depositions, for attorneys' continuing legal education requirements. 

Mr. Golden received his law degree from the University of Illinois Law School, and received his undergraduate degree from New York University.  At the University of Illinois, he received awards and honors, including graduating magna cum laude, and being first in his class in tort law.  He has been admitted to practice in the State of New York since 1995.
He has successfully argued two cases before the Court of Appeals, New York's highest court.  In one case, the Court agreed with Mr. Golden's argument, and curtailed the powers of one of New York City's administrative agencies.  In the other, he convinced the Court to change New York law on a crucial issue of insurance coverage.  Since then, that case has been cited over 1500 times by courts, secondary sources, expert opinion reports, and other appellate briefs or memorandum of law.  It was also cited by Mealey’s Litigation Reports as one of the nation's ten most significant insurance coverage decisions of the year.  He has argued numerous cases before New York's other appellate courts as well.  One of his successful appellate cases from 2013 was the subject of a front page article in New York's legal newspaper. 

Mr. Golden also litigates a variety of commercial and real estate cases at the trial court level.  Some of Mr. Golden's past accomplishments include successfully moving to dismiss a ten million dollar cause of action filed by a major telecommunications provider, obtaining million dollar judgments in cases based on breach of contract, and successfully moving to dismiss a million dollar sister state judgment on constitutional grounds.  He has won a trial and appeal, in which the court awarded his client with title to a residential building, even though his client had no recorded deed for the premises. He has also successfully moved to dismiss personal injury cases, one involving a party's death through his client's alleged negligence.  However, prior results cannot guarantee or predict a similar outcome on any future matter. 

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