Kristy Goldman, Attorney and Founder
With over a decade of experience, Ms. Goldman is a skilled legal practitioner whose practice focuses on real estate transactions, estate planning and family wealth transfer, kids protection planning, and outsourced general counsel services for small businesses. She opened the doors of Goldman Law Group with one goal in mind: to provide critical legal services to her community by delivering exceptional results in an approachable and convenient format.
Prior to starting Goldman Law Group, Ms. Goldman was on the litigation and trial teams for clients across the state ranging from Fortune 500 companies to locally-owned small businesses and individuals. In addition, Ms. Goldman has experience advising clients in every phase of business ranging from entity formation, the acquisition and disposition of assets and ownership interests, and the wind down process.
Ms. Goldman’s experience also includes three years as General Counsel for a mortgage lender with a national presence, handling all aspects of the company’s litigation in jurisdictions across the country and negotiating critical business agreements. Her experience as in-house legal counsel makes Ms. Goldman uniquely sensitive to the necessity of balancing legal risk management with the operational and practical demands of her clients’ businesses.
Ms. Goldman is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of Texas and the federal courts of the Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas. Ms. Goldman graduated cum laude from Baylor Law School in 2008 where she served as an articles editor on the Baylor Law Review. She graduated summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a B.S. in Biology.
When she isn’t practicing law, Kristy loves spending time with her husband Kyle and two daughters exploring their beautiful hometown of Austin, Texas, as well as reading, traveling, and dabbling in home decorating. She regularly tortures herself at her local gym and is an active member of her community and church.
Meghna Patel, Attorney
Meghna received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2014. While attending law school, she was a legal intern for the Honorable Jacqueline Lucci Smith and the Honorable Theresa Chang. In law school, Meghna was also an Associate Editor for the Texas Journal of Business Law, along with the Corporate Counsel Review, where her article was published. She also completed the 40-hour mediation training. Meghna assists clients in various legal areas including estate planning, probate, and guardianship matters.
Meghna is from Houston and earned an MBA from the University of Houston prior to attending South Texas College of Law. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, cooking, traveling, and going to the gym. Her favorite sports teams are the Astros, Rockets, and the Texans.
Kathleen Arnold, Funding and Membership Coordinator
Kathleen teaches clients how to fund their assets into the trusts we create as part of a comprehensive estate plan, and works to onboard them to our Legacy Builders Membership Program with Goldman Law Group. Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communication from the University of Texas at Austin and has enjoyed success in sales, career services, recruiting, and small business ownership.
Throughout her career, Kathleen has worked with students, employees, and clients to educate them on best practices to set them up for success. It's the driving force behind what she does and passion for her work. She is a proud wife and mother of 3, with one at Vandegrift HS, and two at Steiner Ranch Elementary.
As a busy mom and employee, Kathleen makes sure to carve out time for fun too. She enjoys reading fiction and listening to podcasts while walking her white Labrador retriever, Ranger, memory-keeping for her family with photos and albums, traveling to tropical places, and snow-skiing in the mountains when she can. Kathleen loves travel for adventure and family time, and even a quick getaway with best friends for an annual trip.
Kelsey Maline, Marketing Coordinator
Kelsey creates and manages the content for our social media accounts, blog, newsletters, ads, promos, website, email campaigns, and Google Business profile. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Communication in 2013, and has worked in many areas of the field. Her writing has been featured in Thought Catalog, the online version of Flanelle magazine, and on late musician Prince’s official Paisley Park Facebook page. In 2019, Kelsey published her first book on Amazon.
Kelsey is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and a lifelong Pennsylvania resident. In her free time, she enjoys skiing, her wedding and portrait photography business, going to concerts and festivals, adventuring outdoors, spending time with her husband, son, family, and friends, and exploring the world.
Melissa Jackson, Administrative Assistant
Melissa's ability to multitask while maintaining sharp attention to detail is a huge asset to the firm and our clients!
Originally from Slidell, Louisiana, Melissa is a 2001 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She enjoyed a ten-year teaching career before making the decision to stay at home with her two children.
When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her volunteering her time at her children’s school, weight training, gardening, or working on her true passion, interior design. Dubbed the queen of hospitality, Melissa has a gift for making everyone feel right at home. She's the perfect warm welcome for our clients as they enter our Steiner Ranch office!