Neil S. Goldsmith counsels employers on labor relations issues and handles complex employment litigation matters for large and small companies both locally and nationally. He has successfully defended employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Minnesota Department of Human Rights, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as in arbitration and before state and federal courts. His practice also focuses on advising a wide range of organizations on employment law compliance issues, ensuring best practices and avoiding litigation whenever possible.
Neil has worked with clients in industries such as manufacturing, retail, food service, agribusiness, energy, transportation, hospitality, health care, and higher education.
Neil advises employers on a number of labor and employment matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union representation challenges, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, discrimination charges and litigation, noncompete issues, whistleblower and retaliation lawsuits, and leave and disability issues. Neil also regularly drafts and advises on key employment-related documents, such as handbooks, policies, and employment and independent contractor agreements.
Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Neil practiced at a large international law firm that specializes in labor and employment law.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a full-service firm with nearly 180 attorneys and offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.