Currently helping farmers, businesses and homeowners with: Spectra Pipeline | Open, Rover, Marathon and Nexus

500 S. Front Street, #1200, Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Pipeline or Transmission Line in Your Future?

Our mission is to secure successful and financially fair results for our clients.
If your property is in the path of a pipeline or transmission line, we can help.

We are recognized legal experts for Ohio property owners facing pipeline issues.
We are dedicated to exclusively representing land owners, not oil and gas companies.
Our focus is on your benefit.
Contact Goldman & Braunstein now to find out how you can get fairly compensated for a pipeline
or transmission line easement, enhance your safety, and protect your property value.

CALL 614.229.4512 or TOLL FREE 888.231.2554

William “Bill” Allen Goldman


W. GoldmanBill Goldman’s deep, wide chest held a heart that always had room for one more person. There was no one who met Bill that didn’t recognize and respond to his quick wit, compassionate nature and propensity for corny jokes. Born in Akron, Ohio, Bill was a much-loved only child. His mother was an elocution teacher. His father was both a cello player for the Pittsburg Symphony and an entrepreneur.

In 1966, Bill joined his first law firm, Dreisbach, Crabbe, Newlon, Bilger, Brown & James. He left the firm to serve as general counsel for the Homewood Corporation, and was instrumental in their expansion.

In 1999 Bill returned to the legal profession, setting up what was to become a fortuitous partnership with Michael Braunstein, Professor Emeritus at The Ohio State University. Together, Goldman & Braunstein cut a brilliant swath through the field of eminent domain, defending Ohio property owners faced with the threat of losing their land to powerful pipeline companies. The two became more than business partners, but best friends as well.

Bill was just as comfortable in a room full of flannel-shirted farmers as he was in a court of law. “Leveling the playing field” for landowners became Bill’s mission and his passion. With the steadfast support of his beloved paralegal, Sherry Evanichko, Goldman & Braunstein became the Midwest’s leading eminent domain firm.

Outside his profession, Bill mixed treasured relationships forged over 50 years with newer, equally meaningful, friendships. He found happiness with his “third and final” wife, Joanna, a union that has endured for the last 25 years. Both enjoyed spending time with family and their loving, multi-generational friends, traveling, reading and debating everything. Forever loyal to the Buckeyes, there wasn’t a more ardent Ohio State University fan or scathing couch-coach than Bill.

Bill and Joanna enjoyed time in their California home with the family they treasured: Kimberly (Goldman) and Javier Garcia, Shelby and Beth Goldman, grandkids Tyler, Madeleine Rose, Vincent, Julia and Will, beloved sister-in-law Betty Larson, and faithful dogs, Teddy and Winston.