Originally from New York, New York, Ms. Goldstein came to California to go to law school at the University of San Diego. Her path to becoming a litigator was not a direct one. Being analytical by nature, Ms. Goldstein received her her degree in Chemistry from C.U.N.Y., Lehman College. She worked as an analytical chemist at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before becoming an investigator for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
An entrepeneur at heart, Ms. Goldstein held down three jobs to put herself through law school: she clerked for a litigation and appellate firm; acted as an investigator for local San Diego personal injury attorneys and co-owned and operated a research company that provided research and writing for attorneys in the area.
Now in her 30th year of practice, Ms. Goldstein puts her analytical skills to work by solving access issues in real estate matters including determining the existence, use and continuity of easements; assisting with land use decisions; working out difficult real estate, development and escrow issues; and drafting documents.