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Paul M. Goldman, retired shareholder and dear friend at Dean Mead, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2016. A Florida native, born in Lake Wales in 1936, he retired from Dean Mead on July 15, 2014 after more than 50 years practicing marital and family law in Florida. He will be missed by his loving family, friends and former colleagues. Mr. Goldman is survived by his wife, Mollene; son, Neal, daughter-in-law Kirsten; grandchildren: Lauren, Aaron, and Sarah; and brother, Bill.
Mr. Goldman was certified as a Florida Supreme Court Family Law Mediator. He received his law degree in 1961 from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and his undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida in 1958. He practiced law in Dean Mead’s Viera office for 22 years and was a former partner of the firm Spielvogel and Goldman, located in Merritt Island, for 28 years. Mr. Goldman joined Dean Mead following a merger in March, 1992.
Throughout his legal career, Mr. Goldman had the opportunity to forge long-standing relationships with his clients. During an interview in June, 2014 for Dean Mead’s News & Views publication, Mr. Goldman remarked, “I’ve always followed the mantra that a lawyer should obtain as much of the client’s objectives as possible. No one is ever totally pleased with the results in litigation, as they enter into it with the hopes of achieving most – if not all – of their objectives. When you’ve realized that you have prepared and presented the case properly – that is the highest accomplishment any attorney can have.”
Deeply rooted in Brevard County, Mr. Goldman served on boards for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra and the Merritt Island Kiwanis Club. He was a Fellow in The Florida Bar Foundation and a member of The Florida Bar Family Law Section. Additionally, he served those less fortunate in the community by giving his time and talent to the Pro Bono Abused Children’s Committee, Pro Bono Legal Services Committee and the Justice Teaching Program. Mr. Goldman was truly admired by those he came to know both in business and in the community. He appreciated the collegiality of his fellow attorneys, many of whom became his personal friends.