Debra Wolf Goldstein, Esq.

Principal with Conservation Matters, LLC


Debra Wolf Goldstein, Esq., is the principal of Conservation Matters, LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm that provides legal and consulting services to land trusts, environmental organizations, landowners, and government agencies.

Debra has over two decades of experience as a lawyer with a primary focus on land use and conservation law. Debra also brings her clients a broad knowledge of the public sector and proven nonprofit management skills. She has lectured extensively on topics including: conservation and trail easements; recreational liability and risk management; conservation finance; easement violations; and easement appraisals and tax treatment.

Debra chairs the Land Use Committee of Philadelphia’s Park and Recreation Commission and formerly was vice president of the Fairmount Park Commission. She has written numerous legal, scholarly, and popular publications and taught Planning Law as an adjunct professor at Temple University—Ambler. She holds a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center and graduated with a B.A. from Brown University.

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