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Paul Golden


Paul Golden serves as a partner in Coffey Modica’s Manhattan office. He is a former partner of Hagan, Coury & Associates, where he worked for 25 years in the field of appellate practice, insurance litigation, real estate litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury defense.  He is the author of the book “Litigating Constructive Trusts,” published by the ABA in 2022.

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Mr. Golden has an eclectic background with extensive litigation experience. He majored in film and TV production at New York University but decided to focus on law.  His background enabled him to present his cases in a more compelling way in court. He has successfully argued two cases before the Court of Appeals. In one case, the Court agreed with Mr. Golden’s argument, and curtailed the powers of one of New York City’s administrative agencies. In the second case he was able to convince the Court to change New York law on a crucial issue of insurance coverage. Since then, that case has been cited over 1500 times by courts, secondary sources, expert opinion reports, and other appellate briefs. It was also cited by Mealey’s Litigation Reports as one of the nation’s ten most significant insurance coverage decisions of the year. He has argued numerous cases before New York’s other appellate courts as well. One of his cases from 2013 was the subject of a front-page article in New York’s legal newspaper.

Paul has also litigated a variety of commercial and real estate cases at the trial court level. Some of Mr. Golden’s past accomplishments include successfully moving to dismiss a ten-million-dollar suit cause of action filed by a major telecommunications provider. He also successfully moved to dismiss a million-dollar state judgment on constitutional grounds. He has won a trial and appeal, in which the court awarded his client with title to a residential building, even though his client had no recorded deed for the premises. He has also successfully moved to dismiss personal injury cases, one involving a party’s death through his client’s alleged negligence.

Paul Golden in the News


  • New York
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York


  • University of Illinois College of Law, JD
    magna cum laude
  • New York University, BFA