Published: April 17, 2012

Colorado Law is deeply saddened by the passing of Gilbert Goldstein. 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 practice of law, service, and generosity.

Goldstein specialized in real estate law, and was a dedicated member of the Denver legal community for over 60 years. 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, he provided legal services to numerous companies, and served on the Board of Directors of MDC Holdings, Inc., one of the largest national homebuilders.

Goldstein’s commitment to Colorado Law was inspiring. In 2006, with his desire for Colorado Law to continue to be a prestigious and affordable academic institution, 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 Wolf Law Building the Gilbert Goldstein Plaza in recognition of Goldstein’s dedication to Colorado Law. In 2010, he was honored with the Executive in Industry award at the annual Law Alumni Banquet.

He is survived by his wife Miriam, his two children, Cindy and Donna, and his two grandchildren Jared (’04) and Tali. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Gilbert Goldstein Scholarship fund at the University of Colorado Law School.