Attorney: Wine-Smuggling Charges Won't Impact Lawyer's License

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Kratsa told The Legal on Tuesday he didn't believe the allegations against Goldman would implicate Goldman's license to practice law in the state. Kratsa pointed to Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4(b), which states it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to "commit a criminal act that reflects adversely on the lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects."

"I believe when all the facts come to light, that Arthur's alleged conduct will not implicate Rule 8.4(b)," Kratsa said.

Kratsa declined to comment, beyond the statement, on the specific facts surrounding the allegations against his client.

Capt. Mark J. Crossan, the director of the Operations Division of the Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement, said in a statement that his agency "would like to thank the community for their involvement and cooperation with this investigation. The investigation came to light through positive community interaction with bureau personnel. Such interactions help us continue our goal of ridding our communities of criminal activities, regardless of the nature."

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board did not return a request for comment on the charges.

Goldman was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in 1989. He has a solo practice in Paoli, Pa., that focuses on employment law in Chester County, commercial transactions, and real estate and contract law in Chester County and the surrounding Philadelphia region.

According to Goldman's website, he is also part of a consortium of independent employment and real estate law firms in the area that join together on certain matters as part of their association as the Broadview Law Group. Goldman graduated from Harvard in 1986 and from Cornell Law School in 1989.

Gina Passarella can be contacted at 215-557-2494 or at gpassarella@alm.com. Follow her on Twitter @GPassarellaTLI. •

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