Anthony Marino and Jefferson Goldman Join Gordon Arata


Gordon Arata welcomes Anthony C. “Tony” Marino and Jefferson B. “Jeff” Goldman to the firm as member attorneys in the New Orleans office. Marino and Goldman join the firm’s roster of over forty attorneys located in New Orleans, Lafayette, and Houston.

“I began my career at Gordon Arata as a paralegal and then as an associate attorney after law school,” says Marino. “Returning after 30 years to work alongside these talented and accomplished professionals, both familiar and new, is a thrilling next chapter in my career.”

Marino has nearly forty years of experience as an attorney and is licensed in Louisiana. His practice focuses on energy transactions and regulatory matters. His work includes drafting and negotiating oil and gas agreements, acquisitions and divestures of mineral properties, and energy financings. Additionally, Marino advises clients on regulatory issues on mineral leases both onshore in Louisiana and offshore in state and federal waters on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).

Marino is a resident industry expert, regularly speaking before energy industry groups and serving as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola University School of Law teaching mineral rights since 2014.

Licensed in Louisiana and Texas, Goldman joins the firm’s litigation team. He began his career representing the energy industry in environmental and commercial suits. He has since expanded his practice to include energy regulatory matters, commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment and professional liability litigation, insurance coverage and defense, and asbestos litigation. Goldman has represented multiple E&P clients at trial in legacy, commercial, and indemnity lawsuits. He has also advised clients in commercial, real estate and regulatory matters.

“I’ve always known about Gordon Arata and respected and valued the firm’s stellar reputation,” says Goldman. “When the opportunity arose to partner with Tony again and do the work I love to do, I jumped at the chance.”

Marino and Goldman worked together at Slattery, Marino & Roberts from 2006 to 2016. Their knowledge in energy law is welcome at Gordon Arata, known as one of the Gulf Coast’s most experienced energy and natural resources law firms. The firm’s attorneys are recognized regionally and nationally year-over-year for their work in oil and gas and energy, including by the prestigious Chambers USA. The firm represents major and independent oil and gas producers and operators, renewable energy companies, pipeline and service businesses, landowners, and chemical and other industrial companies.

“Tony has a broad energy practice handling matters for clients with assets coast-to-coast across the U.S. and offshore,” says Scott O’Connor, Chair of the Management Committee and Oil & Gas Section at Gordon Arata. “His expertise, coupled with Jeff’s wide range of litigation experience, help build upon our strengths at the firm.”

With clean energy solutions growing in the region, Gordon Arata is at the forefront, working with clients on solar, carbon capture, and hydrogen matters, among others.

To learn more about Tony Marino and Jeff Goldman, visit the Gordon Arata website at or contact Jennifer Bond, Director of Business Development at 504-679-9825 or

About Gordon Arata

Gordon Arata is a full-service, diversified business law firm servicing savvy clients in a range of industries across the Gulf Coast and beyond. Strategically located in Texas and Louisiana, the firm has a team of over forty regional and nationally recognized attorneys who manage complex issues or small matters that impact businesses.

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