Gordon J. Golum - Real Estate Governmental & Administrative Attorney in NJ

Gordon J. Golum
Phone: 732.855.6056
Fax: 732.726.6523
Bar Admission:

New Jersey and The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, 1969
United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1972

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J.D., Rutgers School of Law, Newark, Law Review, 1969
B.A., Rutgers University, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1965

Biographical Information:

Gordon Golum is a Shareholder and Chair of Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.’s Administrative Law & Governmental Agencies group, focusing on administrative law, governmental affairs, and school law. He is also a member of the firm’s Real Estate Team, where he represents both landlords and tenants in commercial lease transactions and disputes. 

Prior to joining Wilentz in 1974, Mr. Golum was a Deputy Attorney General of the State of New Jersey (1970-1974), serving as section chief of the Education and Public Employment Section, Division of Law, Department of Law and Public Safety, State of New Jersey (1972-1974) as well as representing the New Jersey Department of Education with respect to all matters.

Administrative Law:

Mr. Golum has long experience representing public bodies and individuals before various governmental agencies, including professional boards (e.g. Board of Medical Examiners), the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the Division of Purchase and Property in the State Department of the Treasury (e.g. bidding and contract disputes), State Department of Labor, State Department of Education, and the Division on Civil Rights. Mr. Golum’s representation of public clients has included serving as Counsel to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and Brookdale Community College. In representing governmental bodies and appearing before governmental bodies on behalf of clients, he has developed extensive experience with such bodies in respect to negotiations, contracts, disputes, administrative hearings and appellate practice.

Real Estate:

In connection with his real estate practice, Mr. Golum is experienced in all aspects of commercial lease transactions and has been involved in numerous and substantial lease transactions. He has prepared and negotiated long-term ground leases, leases for office buildings, retail stores, including space in shopping centers, industrial and warehouse buildings, and gas stations. He has also provided legal advice in respect to and negotiated lease disputes. 

Mr. Golum is a member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on the Unauthorized Practice of Law.

Mr. Golum has been selected for inclusion in New Jersey Super Lawyers® list for the years 2008 through 2016. Super Lawyers (https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html) is published by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection process can be found in the link above. The aforementioned organization is a private peer review organization, not a court specific public certification vehicle. No aspect of this advertisement has been submitted to or approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Representative Case:  In re Xanadu Project at Meadowlands Complex, 415 N.J. Super. 197 (App. Div.) certif. den. 205 N.J. 96 (2010).

Select Speaking Engagements:

  • “The Opioid Epidemic And How it Affects Prescribers,” November 16, 2017, New Jersey Hospital Association
  • “The Opioid Epidemic and How It Affects Prescribers,” St. Barnabas Medical Center, October 17, 2017, Livingston NJ, Grand Rounds-OB/GYN and Pediatrics
  • “Understanding New Jersey Public Contracts and Procurement Laws,” Webinar, August 9, 2017, Lorman Education Services
  • “Opioid Prescribing Summary,” Capital Health Medical Staff, May 22, 2017, Hopewell NJ


  • Authored the article, "Renting to the State:  Why Landlords Should Look to the State of N.J. as a Potential Tenant" published in Section 3, Real Estate, Title Insurance and Construction Law, New Jersey Law Journal, October 15, 2012.
  • Authored the article, "Eviction of the Residential Tenant by the Commercial Landlord" published in the February 2012 issue of the Middlesex Advocate Vol. 26, No. 6, Middlesex County Bar Association.
  • Authored the article entitled, "Legal Issues Do Not End With Commercial Lease Execution Clauses Controlling Post-Execution Issues Deserve Special Attention During Negotiations" published in the December 2009 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer Magazine.
  • Co-authored the article entitled "Pay-to-Play in New Jersey:  An update on state and local requirements" published in the New Jersey Lawyer on November 10, 2008.
  • Authored the article entitled "Don't Count on Equitable Relief" published in the New Jersey Law Journal on January 17, 2005.
  • Co-authored the article entitled "Negotiating Assignment and Sublease Provisions in Commercial Leases" published in the New Jersey Law Journal on April 5, 2004.
  • Co-authored the article "HIPAA Privacy Rule Impacts Lawyers Across the Board" published in the New Jersey Law Journal Supplement for Health Care Law, 174 N.J.L.J. 970 (December 15, 2003).

Area of Emphasis:
Administrative Law, including representation before and legal advice relating to governmental entities
Healthcare Law
Representation of various governmental entities
School Law
Commercial lease transactions and disputes