14 lawyers inspired by startup ‘godfather’ Steve Goodman

June 22, 2017 Philly
By Juliana Reyes

When Eamon Gallagher started at Drexel Law in 2010, it was clear that Steve Goodman was the lawyer to emulate if you wanted to work with startups. Goodman had pioneered the archetype over the last 40 years of his career, taking chances on first-time CEOs and ambitious undergraduate founders and advising them all along the way. It’s how he earned the title of “the godfather of Philadelphia startups.”


Ernie Holtzheimer

Holtzheimer of Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads is an occasional columnist for Philly, where he writes pieces on issues like a proposed Pennsylvania “tech tax” and the impact of big local exits, the latter of which was one of the most-read stories of 2016 on our site. He also organize events for Young Involved Philadelphia, where he puts local entrepreneurs in speaking roles.


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