Managing Partner R. Stephen Goldstein is a litigation attorney, with particular expertise in settlement negotiations, arbitration and mediation techniques, tort, contract, real property and business law, and sexual harassment. Steve has served as lead counsel in all manner of business, contract, real estate and employment discrimination trials and arbitrations. A native of San Francisco, Steve is a graduate of the University of California, Riverside, earning his law degree from Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, in 1978. In 1993, Steve completed mediation training at Program for Instruction of Lawyers at Harvard Law School.

Steve was a co-founder, first president and is a member of the Board of the Mediation Society and serves on the mediation panel for the U.S. District Court (Northern District). He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University Law School, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution (negotiation, mediation, arbitration).