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[[Image:Goldberg.jpg|thumb|Goldberg, Ligner & Schyster head office in [[Algonquin]].]]
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'''Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster''' is a law firm located in [[Algonquin]], [[Liberty City in GTA IV|Liberty City]]. The partners are [[Tom Goldberg]], [[Patrick Ligner]] and [[Dick Shyster]]. This is where Goldberg is killed by [[Niko Bellic]] under orders from [[Francis McReary]] in the mission [[Final Interview]]. [[Kiki Jenkins]], one of Niko's [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]], and [[Dave Grossman]], a friend of [[Billy Grey]] works for the company.
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|name = Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster
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|image = GoldbergLignerShyster-GTAIV-Logo.png
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|ceo = [[Tom Goldberg]] <small>(Deceased)</small><br>[[Dick Shyster]]<br>[[Patrick Ligner]]
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|type = Law Firm
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|taglines = ''"Strength in our size."''
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''
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|locations = [[Amethyst Street]] and [[Bismarck Avenue]], [[The Exchange (GTA IV)|The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]]}}
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{{Q|Feel the weight of our experience.|Motto}}
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'''Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster''' is a law firm in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]''.
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==Description==
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The firm is located at the corner of [[Amethyst Street]] and [[Bismarck Avenue]], [[The Exchange (GTA IV)|The Exchange]], [[Algonquin]]. The partners are [[Tom Goldberg]], [[Patrick Ligner]] and [[Dick Shyster]]. The firm also have their own [[Goldberglignerandshyster.com|website]].
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Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster appear to be corrupt and merciless when it comes to their law suits, and will file suits over the smallest of cases. In [[2001]], they filed a law suit against [[Betta Pharmaceuticals]] CEO [[Mark Eastman]], because of some minor accounting mistakes in his post-college years. The firm bankrupted Eastman and forced him to resign from his CEO position, which resulted in his wife divorcing him and one of his daughters becoming a prostitute. The firm appears to regard this as one of their proudest cases.
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In [[2004]] they filed another law suit, this time against Pirate Music, claiming that they made a young boy named Nick Patterson become obsessed with [[wp:Richard Wagner|Richard Wagner]] operas, even going as far as to dress 13 hamsters in army uniforms to re-enact a war while playing a Wagner symphony. The firm lost this case because of a lack of "common sense".
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In [[2006]], another law suit was filed, this time against [[Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts]]. The firm claimed that Rusty Brown's was planning to weaken the [[Liberty City Police Department (HD Universe)|LCPD]] police officers by opening as many Rusty Brown's stores in the city as possible, which led to rising obesity amongst the officers. The firm won this case, forcing Rusty Brown's to pay [[$]]400,000 in compensation vouchers.
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==Events of ''GTA IV''==
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During [[Final Interview]], [[Niko Bellic]], under orders from [[Francis McReary]], poses as a potential job candidate to infiltrate the law firm's offices and kill [[Tom Goldberg]] before Goldberg can file a law suit against Francis and expose his corruption. Niko murders Goldberg, after which most of his cases are passed on to Shyster.
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[[Kiki Jenkins]], one of Niko's [[Internet in GTA IV|internet]] [[Girlfriends in GTA IV|girlfriends]], and [[Dave Grossman]], a friend of [[Billy Grey]], work for the company.
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==Influence==
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The firm could be a reference to [[wp:Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway|Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg Holliway]], a fictional law firm featured in the ''[[wp:She-Hulk|She-Hulk]]'' comic books, due to the fact that it is named after its three founding partners. Furthermore, Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster is known for representing criminals, just as Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg Holliway represented villains.
   
After Goldberg's death, Shyster says he'll be taking over a lot of Goldberg's cases.
 
 
==Known Employees==
 
==Known Employees==
*[[Tom Goldberg]]
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*[[Tom Goldberg]] <small>(formerly/deceased)</small>
 
*[[Patrick Ligner]]
 
*[[Patrick Ligner]]
 
*[[Dick Shyster]]
 
*[[Dick Shyster]]
*[[Karen (GTA IV)]]
 
 
*[[Kiki Jenkins]]
 
*[[Kiki Jenkins]]
 
*[[Dave Grossman]]
 
*[[Dave Grossman]]
*[[Oleg Minkov]] (possibly)
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*[[Larry Ligner]]
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
<gallery widths="110">
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<gallery>
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Goldberg.jpg|Goldberg, Ligner & Schyster head office in [[Algonquin]]
 
File:DickShyster-GTAIV.png|Dick Shyster.
 
File:DickShyster-GTAIV.png|Dick Shyster.
 
File:PatrickLigner-GTAIV.png|Patrick Ligner.
 
File:PatrickLigner-GTAIV.png|Patrick Ligner.
File:TomGoldberg-GTAIV.png|Tom Goldberg ([[Final Interview|Deceased]]).
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File:TomGoldberg-GTAIV.png|Tom Goldberg (<small>[[Final Interview|Deceased]]</small>).
 
glands2_1280.jpg|Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster Office Interior.
 
glands2_1280.jpg|Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster Office Interior.
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Goldberg-GTAIV-AD.png|Advertisement.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In the mission [[Wrong is Right]], when you check [[Oleg Minkov|Oleg Minkov's e]]-mails, one of them is from '''ligner@goldberglignerandshyster.com''', suggesting that the GLS is involved with the [[United Liberty Paper Company]]. Interestingly, the sender's name is not Patrick Ligner, but another name. This may suggest he uses a fake name, another person involved had access to Ligner's account, or maybe it was Ligner's beta name.
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*In the mission "[[Wrong is Right]]", when the player checks [[Oleg Minkov]]'s e-mails, one of them is from '''ligner@goldberglignerandshyster.com''', suggesting that GL&S works with the [[United Liberty Paper Company]]. Interestingly, the sender's name is not Patrick Ligner, but another name. This may suggest he uses a fake name, another person involved had access to Ligner's account, or maybe it was Ligner's beta name.
*When the player enters the building and follows the assistant, only [[ Tom Goldberg |Tom Goldberg has]] an office on that floor.
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*When the player enters the building and follows the assistant, only [[Tom Goldberg]] has an office on that floor.
 
*Strangely, even after Goldberg is killed, the website still shows his name and photo and doesn't mention his death.
 
*Strangely, even after Goldberg is killed, the website still shows his name and photo and doesn't mention his death.
*Only in the mission [[Final Interview]], you can go through the doors which lead to Tom Goldbergs office.
 
 
*In Multiplayer mode, when the player has access to the office on the top floor, on the computer screen, there is a document/email entitled "Resume of Niko Bellic".
 
*In Multiplayer mode, when the player has access to the office on the top floor, on the computer screen, there is a document/email entitled "Resume of Niko Bellic".
*The office rooms cannot be seen from the exterior of the building, altough the player can break the windows from inside after killing [[Tom Goldberg]]. This because there are two windows: one that can be broken and seen through it, and the other which is part of exterior's texture. Such, it might be hard for the player to determine where he felt from.
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*The office rooms cannot be seen from the exterior of the building, although the player can break the windows from inside after killing [[Tom Goldberg]]. This because there are two windows: one that can be broken and seen through it, and the other which is part of exterior's texture. Such, it might be hard for the player to determine where he fell from.
 
*Sometime after the start of the mission and until [[Niko Bellic]] arrives for the interview, the main building's doors are locked.
 
*Sometime after the start of the mission and until [[Niko Bellic]] arrives for the interview, the main building's doors are locked.
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*In regular ''GTA IV'' Multiplayer, the front door is locked, and the only way in is through the two back doors. In ''[[The Lost and Damned]]'' and ''[[The Ballad of Gay Tony]]'' Multiplayer, both the front door and back doors are unlocked. 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 23:08, July 17, 2015

"Feel the weight of our experience."
— Motto

Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster is a law firm in Grand Theft Auto IV.

DescriptionEdit

The firm is located at the corner of Amethyst Street and Bismarck Avenue, The Exchange, Algonquin. The partners are Tom Goldberg, Patrick Ligner and Dick Shyster. The firm also have their own website.

Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster appear to be corrupt and merciless when it comes to their law suits, and will file suits over the smallest of cases. In 2001, they filed a law suit against Betta Pharmaceuticals CEO Mark Eastman, because of some minor accounting mistakes in his post-college years. The firm bankrupted Eastman and forced him to resign from his CEO position, which resulted in his wife divorcing him and one of his daughters becoming a prostitute. The firm appears to regard this as one of their proudest cases.

In 2004 they filed another law suit, this time against Pirate Music, claiming that they made a young boy named Nick Patterson become obsessed with Richard Wagner operas, even going as far as to dress 13 hamsters in army uniforms to re-enact a war while playing a Wagner symphony. The firm lost this case because of a lack of "common sense".

In 2006, another law suit was filed, this time against Rusty Brown's Ring Donuts. The firm claimed that Rusty Brown's was planning to weaken the LCPD police officers by opening as many Rusty Brown's stores in the city as possible, which led to rising obesity amongst the officers. The firm won this case, forcing Rusty Brown's to pay $400,000 in compensation vouchers.

Events of GTA IVEdit

During Final Interview, Niko Bellic, under orders from Francis McReary, poses as a potential job candidate to infiltrate the law firm's offices and kill Tom Goldberg before Goldberg can file a law suit against Francis and expose his corruption. Niko murders Goldberg, after which most of his cases are passed on to Shyster.

Kiki Jenkins, one of Niko's internet girlfriends, and Dave Grossman, a friend of Billy Grey, work for the company.

InfluenceEdit

The firm could be a reference to Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg Holliway, a fictional law firm featured in the She-Hulk comic books, due to the fact that it is named after its three founding partners. Furthermore, Goldberg, Ligner & Shyster is known for representing criminals, just as Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg Holliway represented villains.

Known EmployeesEdit

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • In the mission "Wrong is Right", when the player checks Oleg Minkov's e-mails, one of them is from ligner@goldberglignerandshyster.com, suggesting that GL&S works with the United Liberty Paper Company. Interestingly, the sender's name is not Patrick Ligner, but another name. This may suggest he uses a fake name, another person involved had access to Ligner's account, or maybe it was Ligner's beta name.
  • When the player enters the building and follows the assistant, only Tom Goldberg has an office on that floor.
  • Strangely, even after Goldberg is killed, the website still shows his name and photo and doesn't mention his death.
  • In Multiplayer mode, when the player has access to the office on the top floor, on the computer screen, there is a document/email entitled "Resume of Niko Bellic".
  • The office rooms cannot be seen from the exterior of the building, although the player can break the windows from inside after killing Tom Goldberg. This because there are two windows: one that can be broken and seen through it, and the other which is part of exterior's texture. Such, it might be hard for the player to determine where he fell from.
  • Sometime after the start of the mission and until Niko Bellic arrives for the interview, the main building's doors are locked.
  • In regular GTA IV Multiplayer, the front door is locked, and the only way in is through the two back doors. In The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony Multiplayer, both the front door and back doors are unlocked. 

External linksEdit

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