Colorado Law Legend of the Month: Gilbert Goldstein '42

June 4, 2012

This past April, the Colorado Law community marked the passing of a longtime friend and a dedicated supporter, Gilbert Goldstein. Gil Goldstein graduated from Colorado Law in 1942, and went on to have a tremendously successful legal career. One of the school’s most distinguished alums, Goldstein epitomized success in the practice of law, in service, and in generosity.

Goldstein was a dedicated member of the Denver legal community for more than 60 years, specializing in real estate law. After serving four years in the U.S. Army Air Corps, he worked for the City and County of Denver in various capacities relating to planning, housing, and land use. In private practice, Goldstein provided legal services to a variety of companies, and served for a number of years on the Board of Directors at MDC Holdings, Inc., one of the largest national homebuilders.

Goldstein’s commitment to Colorado Law was both exemplary and inspiring. In 2006, fueled by a desire to ensure that Colorado Law would remain a prestigious and affordable academic institution in the future, he established the Gilbert Goldstein Foundation, which provides scholarships for Colorado Law students and fellowships for faculty members. That same year, the school named the front plaza of the new Wolf Law Building the Gilbert Goldstein Plaza in recognition of Goldstein’s dedication to Colorado Law. At the 2010 Law Alumni Awards Banquet, Goldstein was honored with the Distinguished Achievement Award for Executive in Industry. Gil Goldstein will be missed, but the legacy of service and generosity he left behind will go on, and his presence will continue to be felt at Colorado Law for many years to come.

By Nathan Miller, JD Candidate, 2014