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  • Tom Goldstein

    Founder & Partner, Cogent Law Group

    CLG Entrepreneur, & Investor

    Tom Goldstein is an attorney, entrepreneur, investor, and experienced executive with an established history in the legal services industry. He is the founder of Cogent Law Group, an innovative law firm of attorneys who are also entrepreneurs. Cogent uses a lean business model and leverages their former big-law firm attorneys' networks to build relationships beyond legal counsel. Tom's professional experiences include: Startup Executive, Investor, Legal Recruiter, and Legislative Assistant.

  • Entrepreneurial and legal overview:

    Tom founded Cogent Law Group, which serves as a D.C. full service law firm. Cogent Law Group capitalizes on the best qualities of top-tier law firms, focusing only on those elements that generate client value. Tom managed this goal by leaving the marbled offices behind so that Cogent can offer clients exactly what they want: business-minded lawyers providing fast, efficient, and best-in-class legal advice that generates quantifiable business results at a fraction of typical industry rates.


    Tom is an experienced executive with an established history in the legal services industry. He has acquired strong business development professional skills in Entrepreneurship, Management, Legal Recruiting, Innovation, Strategic Partnerships, Nonprofit Organizations, and Social Enterprise. Tom's many other professional experiences include: Investor, Startup Executive, Legal Recruiter, Legislative Assistant, and Attorney.


    In addition to founding Cogent Law Group, Tom has served as Managing Partner for Perry, Krumsiek & Jack LLP, Founder & President for GroupMagellan Legal Search LLC, and as an Associate for Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

  • education

    Haverford College


    BA History, 1984-1988

    Yale Law School


    JD, 1993-1996

  • Professional EXPERIENCE

    Founder & Partner

    2011 - Present

    Leads a successful team of attorneys in order to operate as a full service law firm that offers comparatively low rates.

    Managing Partner

    2010 - 2011

    Perry, Krumsiek & Jack, LLP, is a full service law firm. Their attorneys have extensive experience in a wide variety of practice areas, including civil and commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, administrative and municipal law, commercial real estate and finance, residential real estate, divorce and family law, government relations, and criminal defense. They have also successfully represented clients before numerous state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as various municipal, state and federal agencies and authorities.



    Serving clients in every major international financial center, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates is one of the leading law firms in the world, with 22 offices and approximately 1,700 attorneys.

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