Alan Goldberger -- Author of Sports Officiating - A Legal Guide
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A nationally recognized authority on sports law and sports officiating, Alan Goldberger is the author of "Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide," the recognized legal authority for game officials. Alan Goldberger,a member of the New Jersey, New York, and Maryland Bars, counsels clients in sports industry risk management and liability defense, business-related disputes, and contractual relations. He is frequently retained to defend sports officials and sports-related organizations.

In addition to his law practice, he officiated college and high school basketball for over 30 years, most recently working in the Northeast Conference. He also umpired college baseball for the Eastern College Athletic Conference; and worked as a high school football official throughout the State of New Jersey.

Alan is also the co-author of "Sport, Physical Activity and the Law," a college textbook now in its third edition.

Alan has been a featured speaker at national and regional conferences, including the National Association of Sports Officials, International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, American Bar Association, National Intramural Recreational Sports Association, National Parks and Recreation Association, Professional Association of Volleyball Officials, Police Athletic League, US Lacrosse, Medical Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Council of Administrators of Health and Physical Education, Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey, Atlantic 10 Conference/Patriot League Basketball Officials Developmental Camp, and many state high school athletic associations, colleges, universities, and school districts.

His work has been featured in numerous publications, including, Referee Magazine, Sports Business Daily, USA Football, NJ Biz, and numerous radio and television appearances including "CBS This Morning," Fox News' "Fox & Friends," "News OK," and the A.M. Best Insurance Law Podcast Series. He has provided legal commentary to national media including The New York Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The Associated Press, The New Jersey Law Journal and Athletic Business Magazine.

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Alan Goldberger's Presentations

Thanks again for all of your hard work and efforts... your information is incredibly valuable to the attendees. Time and time again, your sessions rate out as the highest on the block. We're so appreciative.

My whole goal in attending the convention was to bring something back to my board, and the session with Al Goldberger, a prestigious attorney from New Jersey and author and national authority on sports law and officiating, made it well worth the trip.

Our folks were so impressed with your information, but mostly about your delivery!!! It was terrific to have you on hand at our Board meeting - a big plus and so needed.

Great talk last night, Alan! You're a gifted and engaging presenter!

On behalf of the more than 200 officials and staff members at the Camp, I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your presentations. Our officials were extremely enthusiastic about the information, your candor, and your wit. Today's world forces each and every one of us to focus on safety, respect, diligence, awareness, and prevention. You certainly brought this to the forefront. It is my hope that we can make this an annual event... Thanks for an outstanding and effective presentation.

You were such a hit, so personable, and always patient with the questions and comments. I heard so MANY positive comments from attendees. Thanks so much!!

Thank you for your great session. I had many comments appreciating your humor and easy conversational style when presenting such an important topic. Thanks again.

The NASO attorney, Alan Goldberger, once again presented an insightful and often hilarious look at the legal environment for officials.

Great speaker... Superb!! Extremely knowledgeable... Nice job helping us understand when we might be liable for the participants... This was by far one of the best sessions. Really addressed real issues.

Well prepared, well executed presentation and responses... A lot of really good ideas about things we don't usually want to think about... this session is the most important here... This is needed for everyone.

Your presentation was excellent and generated a lot of comment. We have already been asked if you will be back next year to delve further into areas of officiating where your unique expertise and experience can be of great import to our officials.

The board chairs were educated and engaged by Al Goldberger, an attorney who specializes in sports and association law. Goldberger's presentation…included a number of new aspects of board administration and suggestions for managing a local association's legal exposures.

Alan Goldberger was great. I really enjoyed the session... Alan Goldberger is always one of my favorites... He is informative without using so much legal jargon that you get lost in! I appreciate his humor in his delivery of information.

As usual, Al's unique style provides competent advice surrounded by his dry humor. Well organized, topical, educational... was informative to all levels... an outstanding session!

Thank you for providing my teaching staff with a workshop focusing on risk management and liability. It was very well received and all of the teachers had positive comments on your presentation and knowledge of the subject matter. Most importantly, you made it relevant to their duties as teachers and coaches... The teachers also appreciated your input on several of the concerns presented during the workshop. The materials and topics were in direct line with my goals for the day.

Really fascinated by liability issues, was so glad I could pick his brain at dinner! He's really a funny guy!!

We had our post-conference review meeting yesterday and you were mentioned with great gratitude from not only us, but many of the people who attended the conference.

IAABO international meeting in Maryland - Liability meeting given by Al Goldberger (IAABO Attorney) was very impressive.

Thank you for your great session. I had many comments appreciating your humor and easy conversational style when presenting such an important topic. Thanks again.

In the lineup of presenters this year, Al Goldberger, an attorney who specializes in sports law, provided our members with sound legal advice that will hopefully keep our liability to a minimum.

Alan Goldberger making some really interesting points about potential liability of adults when student-athlete experiences concussion/TBI.

If we have any questions or concerns regarding safety procedures, legal issues or the laws pertaining to this avocation... there is only one person, with whom we should consult: Alan Goldberger!! He is THE BEST "on the planet," which is why he is in such high-demand to speak throughout the world at sports officials' events.

When you hear Alan speak, you'll think twice about allowing kids to warm-up with earrings covered with tape, your verbalizing what "you think should be done" to the injured player, etc. He has a way of "scaring us" into using the correct procedures and officiating the game by the rules of the game.

Thank you for the great job you do and all the hard work you put into making the legal session such a sought after topic.

You are the man! LOVE your presentations! By all accounts, I have heard great feedback on your presentation --- both on the actual information covered and also on your delivery of it.

You were the BEST presenter there! REALLY! I loved your comic timing! Thanks for b