Darren Goodman Associate

New York
T 212.419.5865 | F 973.422.6513

Clients turn to Darren for responsive service and sound counsel that advances their goals. He regularly provides legal guidance on the employee benefit aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and other business transactions, including negotiation of employment terms and application of the golden parachute payment provisions of the Internal Revenue Code.

Darren also advises corporate and individual clients on executive compensation matters, such as Section 409A compliance; design and administration of equity compensation plans; and employment, equity, change-in-control, and separation agreements. In addition, he counsels clients on retirement plans and welfare benefit plans, including compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Before joining the firm, Darren served as law clerk to the Honorable Stuart Rabner, Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court; and intern to the Honorable Robert B. Kugler, United States District Judge, District of New Jersey.


Year-End Developments and Compliance Checklist
Investment Management Client Alert, January 2016
Scott Moss, Andrew Graw, Brian Silikovitz, Karen R. Abraham, George Danenhauer, Darren Goodman, Lesley Adamo
Reminder: Tax Filings Required for 2015 Incentive Stock Option and Employee Stock Purchase Plan Exercises
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Alert, January 15, 2016
Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman, Megan Monson
Supreme Court Reverses Sixth Circuit in Quality Stores Litigation; Holds That Most Types of Severance Are Subject to FICA
Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Client Alert, March 28, 2014
Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman
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Press Mentions

Lowenstein Sandler represented TRANZACT in its sale to private equity fund, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. TRANZACT, the leading provider of direct-to-consumer sales and marketing solutions for insurance carriers in the United States, is a longtime firm client. This transaction represents the fourth time Lowenstein has been involved in the sale of a stake of this company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The deal team included Steven Siesser, Traci Tomaselli, Anita Chapdelaine, Jonathan Goodman, Katie Cobb, Bryan Seelig, Jim Gregory, Darren Goodman, Megan Monson, Brian Silikovitz, Lesley Adamo, Lowell Citron, Chad Pearlman, Maureen MontagueVanessa Ignacio and John Wintermute. , June 9, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented 160over90, a national branding and creative services agency, in the sale of a majority stake to Searchlight Capital Partners, L.P., a private equity firm. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The Lowenstein deal team included Ethan Skerry, Alex Brooks, Bryan Seelig, Brian Silikovitz, Christina Iafe, Lesley Adamo, Andrew Graw, Darren Goodman, Ted Sica, Dan Suckerman, and John Wintermute. , March 1, 2016
Lowenstein Sandler represented The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, in its acquisition of By Kilian, a Paris-based prestige fragrance brand. The acquisition creates a strategic opportunity for Estée Lauder to enhance its leadership in the ultra-luxury fragrance market. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Led by partner Marita Makinen, the Lowenstein deal team includes Annie Nazarian Davydov, Kim Donnelly Rowe, Matt Savare, David Toma, Darren Goodman, Christine Osvald-Mruz, Megan Monson, Michael Walutes, Lesley AdamoMarc Lomasky and Manali Joglekar. , February 25, 2016
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Related Areas

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation


University of Pennsylvania Law School ( J.D. , 2011 ) , magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Research Editor, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey ( B.A. , 2006 ) , History and Political Science, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

New York
New Jersey