- Attorney: New Jersey -- New York -- Maryland Bars
- Speaker: Sports Law -- Sports Officials' Training -- Risk
Management/Liability -- Association Law
- Basketball Referee
- Football Official
- Baseball Umpire
- Author: Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide
- Co-Author: Sport, Physical Activity and the Law
- Past President: North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball
- Chairperson: National Association for Girls and Women in
Sport Committee on Legal Issues
Alan is a Past President of the North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. District Board 33 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. one of the largest IAABO officials' organizations in the world. He also is a past president of The School and Community Safety Society of America (now Safety & Risk Management Council). He has served on the National Federation Officials Quarterly Publications Committee; and is a member of the Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Federation Interscholastic Officials Association, the New Jersey Football Officials Association, the New Jersey State Baseball Umpires Association, Inc., the North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., and the Sports and Recreation Law Association. He is an Editorial Contributor to Referee Magazine and "It's Official" Newsletter of the National Association of Sports Officials. His column, "Legal Issues" appeared in the National Federation [of State High School Associations] Officials' Quarterly Magazine.
Alan was a certified and registered baseball umpire, a basketball official and football official for more than three decades. He began officiating with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) in 1968, while attending Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. His officiating continued in New Jersey while he attended Rutgers University School of Law in Camden. He continued to officiate all three sports for many years thereafter. He has officiated many state tournament games, as well as college basketball, working most recently in the Northeast Conference.
Alan is AV® Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the national peer review rating service for attorneys. The AV® designation identifies an individual as having reached the height of professional excellence and is a reflection of the attorney's preeminent expertise, experience and integrity. Alan Goldberger is also an A. M. Best Recommended Insurance Attorney.
Alan S. Goldberger
Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.
75 Main Street, Suite 203
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
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ALAN S. GOLDBERGER is an attorney, speaker, and author. He is a partner in the law firm of Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C. located in Millburn, New Jersey. A nationally recognized authority on sports officiating and sports law, his practice is concentrated in the areas of sports law, business law, sports insurance defense, association law, and business and chancery litigation. Alan is frequently retained by major insurance companies and claims administrators to defend sports organizations, game officials, coaches and other individuals in sports related claims. He serves as counsel to national, state and local officiating and sports organizations; and insurance carriers in the sports industry. He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and Maryland Bars; and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
His clients have included closely held and publicly traded corporations, insurance carriers and claims administrators, small businesses, attorneys, physicians, athletic officials' associations, sports organizations, health care providers, airlines, banks, manufacturers, retailers, distributors, nonprofit membership organizations, educational institutions, religious organizations, athletic officials, coaches, and other individuals engaged in professional services and business pursuits. Alan has obtained significant results for clients in business and commercial cases, as well as sports related cases. He has prosecuted and defended numerous contract claims, chancery matters, partnership and corporate disputes, private and nonprofit association hearings, business torts, tax court matters, employment related claims, Law Against Discrimination claims, and other commercial matters in litigation, administrative, and ADR forums. He has served as corporate, and transactional counsel to numerous businesses; and as hearing officer for a number of private associations.
Alan conducts seminars and workshops for officials, coaches, athletic administrators and attorneys throughout the country, among other services to the sports industry; including risk management consulting, defense of liability claims, business litigation and appeals, drafting of bylaws, legal representation in the conduct of meetings, administrative and disciplinary hearings, contractual relations, and representation of business entities, sports and other nonprofit organizations, and individuals. He is the author/coauthor of five books, including Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide, now in its second edition; and Sport, Physical Activity and the Law a college textbook now in its third edition. He is a regular contributor to athletic and legal publications, including Referee Magazine and the National Federation Officials Quarterly; he serves as Chair of the American Bar Association Nonprofit Athletic and Recreation Associations Subcommittee; and the National Association for Girls & Women in Sport (NAGWS) Committee on Legal Issues. He has taught sports law and business organization law on the college level. He is also an approved Professional Development/Continuing Education Provider in New Jersey and Florida.
Alan has been a featured speaker at numerous national conferences, including the National Association of Sports Officials, the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc., the American Bar Association, the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, the National Parks and Recreation Association, the National Police Athletic League, US Lacrosse the national governing body of Lacrosse, the Medical Society of New Jersey, the New Jersey Council of Administrators of Health and Physical Education, the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey, Inc., and many state and local high school athletic associations, colleges, universities, and school districts. His articles have appeared in legal and athletic publications nationwide. His work has been featured in numerous national publications, including Athletic Business Magazine, Sports Business Daily, USA Football Newsletter, IAABO Sportorials, The Squash Official, the Sport Intelligence Research Center, and numerous newspaper, radio and television appearances; including Fox News' "Fox & Friends, and ABC Radio's "Sports Talk" with Art Rust, Jr. He has provided legal commentary to national media including The New York Times, USA Today, The New Jersey Law Journal and Athletic Business Magazine.
Alan is a Past President of the North Jersey Board of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. District Board 33 of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc. one of the largest IAABO officials' organizations in the world. He also is a past president of The School and Community Safety Society of America (now Safety