Gordon Golum is a shareholder and chairs 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 negotiated and provided legal advice in respect to lease disputes. 

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

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


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