Heather Whitaker Goldstein

Attorney

Phone (828) 258-2991
Fax (828) 257-2767
hgoldstein@vwlawfirm.com
The George Washington University
Juris Doctor, with honors
Duke University
Bachelor’s Degree in English

Heather Whitaker Goldstein has a broad range of experience representing clients in complex business-related disputes that involve patent, trademark and copyright infringement; antitrust issues; trade secrets; fraud and unfair business practices; contracts and non-compete agreements; and all matters relating to employment law.  In addition, as former Executive Director of the Asheville Jewish Community Center, Goldstein has a special interest in working with non-profit organizations and guiding them through matters relating to employment law, tax-exempt status, governance and risk management.

Before returning to her hometown of Asheville, NC, Goldstein completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Welton Curtis Sewell, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.  She also worked as an associate attorney in the Washington, DC office of Jones Day.  She is admitted to practice before all the state courts in North Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  She is also admitted to the United States Courts of Appeals for the Third and Fourth Circuits, and the United States District Courts for the Western and Middle Districts of North Carolina, as well as the Eastern District of Virginia.

Professional Affiliations
  • 28th Judicial District Bar, Executive Committee
  • Federal Bar Association, WDNC Chapter
  • Harry C. Martin American Inns of Court
  • North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys
  • North Carolina Bar Association
Awards and Honors
  • 28th Judicial District Bar Young Lawyer Division, “Outstanding Service Award”
  • Duke University, “William J. Griffith University Service Award”
  • North Carolina Bar Association, “Younger Lawyer Pro Bono Service Award”
  • Pisgah Legal Services, “Outstanding Service Award”
  • The George Washington Law Review, Senior Articles Editor
  • The George Washington Moot Court Board, Executive Committee
  • YWCA of Asheville, Tribute to Women of Influence, “TWIN Award” nominee

Outside of the office, Heather is very busy with her husband, Jeremy, raising their four boys and attending “a lot” of soccer games.  At 5 a.m., when her family is still asleep, she can be found enjoying CrossFit training.

Favorite Food:                          “Almond Brothers” Smoothie from Green Sage Cafe
Favorite Book:                          “Pride and Prejudice”
Favorite Asheville Experience:  Outdoor summer Shakespeare with the Montford Park Players

Community Involvement
  • Asheville’s Affiliates, Former Board Member
  • Asheville Community Theatre, Former Board Member
  • Asheville Jewish Business Forum
  • Asheville Jewish Community Center, Capital Campaign Cabinet
  • Buncombe County’s Distinguished Young Woman (Junior Miss) Scholarship Program, Former Chair
  • Congregation Beth Israel
  • Duke University, Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee
  • Ira B. Jones Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, Former Fundraising Chair
  • JCC Association Executive Seminars, Former Cohort Chair
  • Junior League of Asheville, Sustaining Member
  • Maccabi Academy of Asheville, Former Advisory Board Member
  • Morehead-Cain Foundation, Regional Selection Committee, Former Member
  • Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, Board Member
  • Pisgah Legal Services, Development Council
  • UNC Asheville Center for Diversity Education, Board Member
  • UNC Asheville Center for Jewish Studies, Former Advisory Board Member
  • United Way of Asheville-Buncombe, Peaks Development Committee Chair