Arren Goldman, Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, LLP,  is an attorney who practices in his firm’s Charlotte and New York offices. His practice is focused on complex commercial real estate financing transactions, including loan workouts. Arren says, “I love my career because of the great people with whom I work (clients and co-workers alike). I truly enjoy finding solutions to challenging problems.”

Arren’s favorite pro bono project is the Housing Stability Project, which was a collaboration between the North Carolina Bar Foundation and the North Carolina Pro Bono Resource Center. He has found the Pro Bono Resource Center to be a great resource for him and his colleagues, particularly in training for pro bono projects. Arren credits the Pro Bono Resource Center with making Seyfarth Shaw’s Charlotte office feel welcome in North Carolina since its opening in 2019. He says, “We will be forever grateful for the NC Pro Bono Resource Center’s support, including finding us unique opportunities to help and serve others.”   

Arren believes that organizations such as the NC Pro Bono Resource Center have helped him realize the ongoing challenges faced by so many less fortunate. Arren has assisted with several initiatives to give back to the community and is proud to have played a role in getting many others within his firm engaged with pro bono activities.  Some of those include driver’s license restoration pro bono clinics, eviction diversion work with the Housing Stability Project, assisting women living with HIV, and helping teachers short on school supplies. He adds, “The assistance I have provided to others over the years has been the most rewarding of my career. Each minute I have spent volunteering and providing pro bono service gives me great pride because I know that I was helping those less fortunate.”  

Arren encourages other attorneys to provide pro bono services when they can. “Practicing law can be time-consuming and exhausting, but I promise you that nothing will give you more satisfaction than helping someone less fortunate and in need of help. It’s difficult to stand up to broken systems, and many cannot take on such a challenge alone, so please find the time to help.”