FRANKLIN H. GOLDBERGER is of counsel to Girvin & Ferlazzo, P.C.

Mr. Goldberger has more than 45 years of experience in the practice of labor law.  He began his professional career as a trial and appellate attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C., and since 1974, as an attorney in private practice in Upstate New York representing employers in a broad spectrum of industries, including manufacturing, higher education, health care, broadcasting, municipal government, transportation, and retail industries, with a focus on issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

In his many years of private practice, Mr. Goldberger has advised employers in successfully resisting scores of union organizing efforts, has handled numerous representation, unfair labor practice, arbitration, and discrimination cases, and has bargained dozens of collective bargaining agreements.  In addition to providing full-service labor representation to his many clients, Mr. Goldberger has lectured extensively and given seminars on labor relations and employment issues for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS), the New York State Health Facilities Association, the Food Market Institute, The Business Council of New York State, and various national and local personnel associations.

Mr. Goldberger has been listed in Who’s Who In American Law; New York Super Lawyers, Upstate Edition, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; the 1987-2015 editions of the Best Lawyers in America; and named one of the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America in 2007 and 2008 by Labor Relations Institute, Inc.

Mr. Goldberger received his B.A. degree in 1965 from the University of Pittsburgh.  He earned his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in 1969.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions

  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • “Super Lawyer”
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Top 100 Labor Attorneys in America

Practice Areas


  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Suffolk University Law School

Court Admissions

  • New York