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Fredric B. Goodman
fgoodman@maringoodman.com
Fredric Goodman is a Founding Partner at Marin/Goodman, LLP. Fred has negotiated many studio deals for the production of movies, television properties, and has drafted and closed thousands of contracts involving intellectual property, brands, technology and e-commerce. As a litigator, Fred has managed thousands of lawsuits through settlement, dismissal or trial in the areas of premises liability, asbestos defense, security guard liability, Coop/Condo litigation, intentional torts, discrimination, employment disputes, products liability, contract disputes, indemnity claims, entertainment, anti-trust and more.
Fred Goodman Land
As a litigator, Fred has handled cases through settlement, dismissal or trial in the areas of premises liability, asbestos defense, security guard liability, Coop/Condo, intentional torts, discrimination, employment disputes, products liability, contract disputes, indemnity claims, entertainment and anti-trust.
REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS
  • Successfully litigated against major Hollywood studio on behalf of two of the largest DVD distributors involving anti-trust and price- fixing issues.
  • Successfully litigated against Miramax in a highly publicized litigation on behalf of the Producers of a film entitled, "O", to force the release of the picture and recoup substantial monies.
  • Created precedent in the area of law that enables insurers to recoup defense costs from building owners in multi-year toxic exposure cases for the period of time in which they were uninsured.
  • Lead attorney in the defense of a major computer manufacturer in the Repetitive Stress Injury Litigation, resulting in the voluntary dismissal of all cases against the client.
  • Successful recovery of $11 Million Dollars in relation to a clothing manufacturer that submitted two fraudulent claims arising out of separate natural disasters.

EXPERIENCE
  • 2000 Marin/Goodman, LLP, Partner
  • 1992 Goldberg & Marin, Partner
  • 1990 Murphy & Higgins, Associate
  • 1988 Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley, Associate
EDUCATION/TRAINING
  • 1988 S.U.N.Y. Buffalo Law School, J.D.
  • 1985 New York University, B.A.
  • 1984 Harvard University - International Law study
  • DRI Programs—Asbestos, D & O
  • Harris Martin —Benzyne Program
  • Mealey's Lead Poisoning Conferences
  • AFI/AFM Film Financing/Distribution
PROFESSIONAL ADMISSIONS
  • New York State Courts
  • New Jersey State Courts
  • U.S. District Court of New York- Eastern, Western and Southern Districts
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands).
MEMBERSHIPS/CHARITIES
  • Moot Court Judge, Pace University Law School
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Amateur Athletic Union (Basketball), Founder of Youth Basketball Program
SELECT FILM/TELEVISION REPRESENTATION
  • Atomic Blonde (2017) – rep'd producer – stars Charlize Theron
  • Hunter's Prayer (2016) – rep'd producer / financier – stars Sam Worthington
  • The Sixth Gun (2013) – Pilot: rep'd producer / IP creator
  • Evidence (2013) – rep'd producer
  • Killing Season (2013) – rep'd producer stars Robert De Niro and John Travolta
  • Scott Pilgrim (2010) – rep'd Oni Press, Closed On Mondays, Eric Gitter and Brian O'Malley
  • Oni Press/Closed on Mondays First Look deal with CBS Television (2010) and then NBC/Universal TV (2012 – present)
  • The Rum Diary (2010) – rep'd producer, Film Engine/Anthony Rhulen
  • Leaves of Grass (2010) – rep'd executive producer, Eric Gitter
  • Butterfly Effect (2004) – rep'd producer Film Engine, stars Ashton Kutcher
  • Before Sunset (2004) rep'd Academy Award nominated writer, Kim Krizan
  • Three Thousand Miles to Graceland (2002) – rep'd director, stars Kevin Costner and Kurt Russell
  • "O" (2001) – co-executive producer, financing, legal, stars Martin Sheen, Julia Stiles and Josh Hartnett
  • Full Circle (1999) – co-executive producer, financing, legal
  • Timeshare (1999) – rep'd producers
  • Lowball (1996) – co-executive producer, financing, legal
PUBLICATIONS
  • DRI Products liability publication (managed New York State section of the publication)
  • Mealey's Lead Reporter on the issues of late notice, pollution exclusion, definition of occurrence, duty to defend and other coverage issues.
  • DRI publication reporting on successful defense of a motion to dismiss in an anti-trust litigation involving a Hollywood studio and the two largest DVD distributors.