John Jackson's rate is $138 per hour and Ian comes in at $180 per hour.
Ian has an office at.....2105 West County Line Road Suite 3 - the same building and Suite as the infamous Adam Pfeffer from Levin, Shea & Pfeffer. Adam served on the density subcommittee to help his clients get their properties rezoned. Adam presents many cases to the Planning Board and wants to have his office mate up there helping him out. In case that address sounds familiar, it is also the registered address for GDMS Holdings - the developer who owns Eagle Ridge Golf Course!
Ian is the Attorney for...the Lakewood MUA run by Justin Flancbaum (who colluded with developers to increase density on the Master Plan). Guess who is on the board of the MUA? Yup, good ol' Ray Coles!! Ray and Meir Lichtenstein together were active in pushing for higher density on the Master Plan and were so upset when Louie Follman forced some positive changes into the plan that they kicked him off the board!
Sources say that Ian Goldman, Flancbaum and Pfeffer are best friends and went to Betzalel Hebrew Day School together. At a recent Bris made by Adam Pfeffer for his son at Eagle Ridge, Justin and Ian were both given honorary positions
While Ian may be a fine criminal attorney and can help out the many criminals on the Lakewood governing bodies when all of their scandals are finally investigated, he has no experience litigating land use law.
Oddly, Ray Coles is strongly pushing to throw John Jackson out and put in Ian. Perhaps they feel that they need an attorney who is friends with Coles/Flancbaum/Pfeffer so that all of their developer friends can get whatever they want in full control of the board.
After much deliberation, the board appointed John Jackson for just that meeting and will now meet with each attorney - allegedly to see which is more qualified. This is a horse and pony show as it is quite clear that John Jackson is extremely qualified and that Ian Goldman is extremely unqualified for this role (again - keep him in mind for when the township and board officials get indicted).
This is an extreme injustice being carried out - all to give Justin/Lichtenstein/Coles and yes - Mizrachi (!) an insider that they can count on to bend the law their way. Don't worry, the VAAD is there behind the scenes - looking out to screw over everyone in Lakewood, corrupt action by corrupt action. Yes, the VAAD has their hand in this cookie jar too. In the recent Amnesty program, they recommended using none other than....Ian Goldman!
Stay tuned to see who will be appointed.