Ms. Goldblatt graduated from the University of Buffalo with a B.A. in Political Science. She then moved to Washington D.C. to attend The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, graduating in May 2002. She is licensed to practice law in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and New York, however, she primarily practices in Maryland.
Ms. Goldblatt’s areas of concentration include divorce, separation, alimony, marital property, prenuptial/postnuptial agreements, custody, child support, visitation, third party custody/visitation, protective orders and civil peace orders. Ms. Goldblatt has litigated cases involving divorce, child support, child custody, de facto parent matters and third party/grandparent visitation matters in Circuit Courts in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County.
Ms. Goldblatt is also heavily involved in her community. She is the co-chair of the Women’s Council of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Baltimore Chapter; volunteers at family law clinic in the Howard County Circuit Court, previously volunteered for the Maryland Volunteer Lawyer’s Service; is a new member of the Howard County Business Women’s Network; and is an active member of her religious institution and in the Howard County Public Schools.
While Ms. Goldblatt has primarily practiced family law for the past fifteen years, her other experience includes:
Civil/Construction Practice: Ms. Goldblatt represented clients in all types of simple and complex civil litigation including regular appearances in all state courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as the United States District Courts for Maryland and the District of Columbia. Ms. Goldblatt skillfully guides clients through each phase of litigation from drafting initial pleadings, discovery, depositions, mediation and trial (bench and jury trial). Areas of litigation include, but are not limited to:
Construction Practice/Litigation: Construction litigation involving failure to pay, fraudulent back charges, incomplete responses to RFAs, and failure to maintain construction timeline. Also responsible for representing contractors in contract negotiation and contract drafting.
Landlord/Tenant Litigation: Worked with both private landlords and residential management companies for rent collection, eviction, defense of tenant escrow filings, and damages.
MBE Compliance and Prompt Payment: Maintained causes of action in both the Circuit Court and claims through the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs for failure to pay under the Prompt Payment Act and failure to comply with the requirements for refusal to pay minor subcontractor.
EEOC Litigation and Compliance: Worked with employers to ensure they are meeting EEOC standards. Also employers in claims filed against the employer by current/former employees.
Collection litigation: Small and large claims for unpaid bills, accounts receivable, delivery of perishable goods.
Miscellaneous: Litigation for operating without proper state licensing, landlord/tenant disputes (representing both landlords and tenants), collection matters, insurance defense, professional malpractice and malicious prosecution.
Business/Corporate/Collections: Represented a broad spectrum of clients, from entrepreneurial start-ups and established small businesses to middle and large private companies including MBE subcontractors, construction companies, doctors/dental offices, produce distributors, and lawn care companies. Ms. Goldblatt handles all aspects of these clients’ legal needs including contract drafting and review, litigation and collections.
MBE Compliance: Worked with the compliance officer of a minority owned trucking company reviewing prime and subprime contracts, reviewed financial data with the compliance officer to assess payment due to client under the Prompt Payment Act, and reviewed internal documents to ensure compliance with MBE practices including visits to job sites to review client operations.
Collections: Representing clients seeking to collect against consumer and commercial debtors. Representation includes initiation of collection proceedings, litigation, foreign judgment enrollment and post-judgment collection.
Commercial Construction: Representing clients in reviewing contracts, data collection (general contractors and subcontractors) pay advices, punch lists, change orders, requests for information (RFAs), and project bids as well as travelled with client to work sites to review client operations. Work with architects and other experts regarding structural delays, mechanical delays, and other delays on construction sites.
General Business Services: Representation includes reviewing restaurant franchise agreements, labor/employee agreements, zoning and regulatory site location documents, zoning permits, health department permits, employee manuals, stock purchase agreements, as well as working with clients to ensure compliance with OSHA, FMLA, EEO, workman’s compensation and other tax compliance related requirements. Services also include data collection and review of financial data including but not limited to pay advices, expense reports, pay roll itemization, and client commissions.
Bankruptcy Creditor Work: Hired as local counsel for a corporate law firm in California representing various financial institutions in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 matters.