Jay Goodman, Esq.
Jay Goodman is the CEO of Lightning Legal Group, P.C. Jay’s mission is to provide high quality, low cost legal services to facilitate a better future for those he serves. Using the principles of dedication to client empowerment with a comprehensive view of the client’s past, present and future. Jay has been providing superior legal services for three decades.
Areas of legal emphasis: Family Law, Asset Protection Planning, Business, Real Estate, Grandparents Rights, Collaborative Practice, Estate Planning, Probate, Elder, and Guardianship/Conservatorships.
Licensure: Jay is licensed to practice law in New Mexico, Ohio, and Texas. He is admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, the United States District Court of New Mexico, and the United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit.
Education: Jay received his Juris Doctor from the Capital University School of Law in Columbus, Ohio in 1986 and completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1983.
Past/Present Professional Affiliations and Memberships: State Liaison to Committee on Corporate Laws, ABA section of Business Law, Member of American Bar Association Law Practice Division, New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group: President, Board of Directors; Galisteo Center Condominium Association: Vice President, Board of Directors; Children First, Co-Parenting Support Services, Inc.: Board of Directors; Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center: Board of Trustees; International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Member; Santa Fe Collaborative Practice Group Member; Oliver Seth American Inn of Court: Barrister; State Bar of New Mexico: Elder, Family, Real Property/Probate and Trust Sections; Santa Fe Estate Planning Council Member; State of New Mexico Health Care Partnership: Provider Representative; DUUC, Inc.: Board of Trustees, Finance Committee Member.
Jay has also been Vice President, Executive Director, and Corporate Counsel for The Foundation for Grandparenting; Associate Attorney in Health Care Law with Geophrey Webster, Attorney-at-Law at Goodman & Goodman.
Legal Presentations & Publications: Guardianships and Conservatorships, Seminar; Bankruptcy, Seminar; AARP Legal Checkup, Seminars; AARP Publications for New Mexico; Pro Se Clinic, First Judicial District Court, Collaborative Practice; Faculty Estate Planning, NBI; Administering the Small Estate, Seminar for the National Business Institute, “Minimizing Costs of Administering the Estate v. Administration of Small Estate”.
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