NEW YORK — Marvin J. Goldstein, 70, general counsel, investor and partner in the renowned Kleinfeld Bridal Corp. died Nov. 2 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Conn.
He died of unknown causes, according to his daughter, Aimee Goldstein Beldock.
Up until the time of his death, Goldstein was in private practice and practiced corporate and securities law.
Earlier in his career, he worked with well-known apparel companies. Goldstein helped orchestrate the purchase of Kleinfeld Bridal from Gordon Brothers Capital of Boston in 1999. Goldstein represented Ralph Lauren, when he was just starting out in business, and also XMI, a manufacturer of neckties and shirts, his daughter said.
He and Wayne Rogers, the former “MASH” actor who is now chairman of Kleinfeld, negotiated with Gordon Bros. for more than a year before settling on a deal in July of 1999, said Ronald Rothstein, co-chief executive officer of Kleinfeld Bridal.
He served as personal attorney for Rothstein and Mara Urshel, president of Kleinfeld, for more than 20 years.
“He was the kind of guy who if you called him with questions at one, two or three in the morning, he’d take the call as if it were nine in the morning,” Rothstein said. “He was a corporate lawyer but he became part of everybody’s family.”
“He was an absolutely brilliant devoted attorney,” Beldock said. “Every memory revolves around that, and he was a wonderful father.”
Born in Brooklyn, he graduated from New York University. From 1959 until 1965, he served in the U.S. Army. His first job was working for an attorney, Miles Rubin, who was partners with Carl Rosen of Puritan Fashions.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Simonton Goldstein; his daughter; and his son, William Garnett Simonton Goldstein. A private memorial service will be held today.