Our Attorneys


Our commitment to serving each and every client of ours respectfully, discreetly,and professionally and has helped us win the loyalty of all our clients starting from individuals troubled with family lawsuits or giant corporations dealing with default lawsuits. Our law firm consists of a remarkable team of expert attorneys in just about every field of law you can name, and it is because of this nature of the legal services we provide, our firm has been able to stay ahead of others in its league.
 
 
Irving B. Goldstein — Attorney in Newport News, VA
 

Irving B. “Chip” Goldstein

Biography:
Mr. Goldstein was born and raised in Newport News. He attended grade school at Hampton Institute (now known as Hampton University), middle school in Newport News public schools, and high school at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News. Upon admission to the Virginia State Bar, he practiced with the largest and oldest firm on the Virginia Peninsula. On June 1, 2001, he opened his sole practice, which has grown into the current firm. His practice, experience, and reputation as a competent, compassionate attorney have continued to grow steadily.

Education:
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Commerce (1989)
  • TC Williams School of Law at University of Richmond, Jurist Doctorate (1994)

Admissions:

  • Virginia State Bar, 1994
  • Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, 1996
 
Memberships:
 
  • Board member, Newport News Bar Association
  • Board member, Housing Development Corporation of Hampton Roads
  • Board member, United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Committee head, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
  • Member, Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors
 
  • Affiliate member, National Association of Real Property Managers (NARPM)
  • Former board member, Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC)
  • Former board member, Young Audiences of Virginia
  • Former board member, Friends of the Farm, Inc. (benefiting Blue Bird Gap Farm)
  • Former board member, Peninsula AIDS Foundation
  • Affiliate member, Virginia Peninsula Assoc. of Realtors (VPAR)
 
Practice areas:
 
  • Real estate, property law
  • Partitions, debt collection
  • Litigation
  • Court practice
  • Corporations
 
  • Contracts
  • Estate planning
  • Trusts
  • Estate administration
  • Personal injury
 
Contact:
Phone: 757-873-8773
 
 
 
Frank A. Edgar, Jr. — Attorney in Newport News, VA
 

Frank A. Edgar, Jr.

Biography:
Frank practices general commercial litigation with a focus on business torts, defamation, contract and real estate disputes, security clearance challenges, zoning cases, and labor & employment matters. Frank represents businesses of all sizes, as well as individuals, whenever disagreements arise in commercial transactions, and has successfully tried and won cases in both state and federal trial courts. He particularly enjoys helping his clients succeed by keeping them focused on their own goals, so they can get on with their business and focus on the work they love.

Frank has argued cases in both the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He also is a member of the Newport News Bar Association, the Hampton Bar Association, and the Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association, and is a Master member of the I’Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court. Frank also serves as an arbitrator with the Better Business Bureau’s commercial and AutoLine dispute resolution programs.
 
In addition to practicing law, Frank is an adjunct member of the faculty of both the Luter School of Business at Christopher Newport University, where he teaches business law, and Thomas Nelson Community College, where he presents workforce development programs on entrepreneurship.

Frank also is an avid writer and frequent presenter on topics ranging from employment matters to the misuse of social media. He has authored a number of articles on those topics for publication in the Oyster Pointer, a monthly publication targeted to the large Oyster Point business community in Newport News, Virginia. Frank also maintains a Twitter blog (@socialmediaatwk) that keeps his followers up to date on legal issues arising from the use of social media in the work place, and makes frequent presentations on the topic to local and national groups of legal, HR, and risk management professionals.

Born and raised in Hampton, Frank earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, majoring in History with a focus on Russian and Soviet history. After working five years in Hampton, Frank moved to Moscow, Idaho, where he earned his law degree at the University of Idaho College of Law, graduating magna cum laude. In law school, Frank served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review, clerked one summer for the firm of Winston & Cashatt in Spokane, Washington, and spent another summer as a law clerk in the Summer Honors Program in the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice in Washington, DC. After graduation, Frank had the privilege to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Since returning to Hampton in 1993, Frank practiced with the firms of Willcox & Savage, PC, and Kaufman & Canoles, PC, before joining Chip Goldstein’s firm in July 2014.

Frank has been and remains very active in the local community. He currently serves as the President of the Board of the Hampton History Museum Association and formerly served on the Boards of the Virginia Air & Space Center and the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA. Frank continues to serve the YMCA through membership on its Endowment Committee and its Finance & Accounting Committee.

For the past 7 years, Frank has volunteered his time to broadcast over the internet more than 25 home games each summer of Hampton’s Peninsula Pilots, the 2013 and 2014 Petitt Cup Champions of the Coastal Plain League, a wooden-bat collegiate summer baseball league with 16 teams located in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Frank also serves a sports broadcaster for WHCS Channel 48’s broadcasts of local high school sports and the public address announcer for local youth basketball and baseball tournaments.

Frank is married to Ann Darden Edgar and the father of three children. The Edgar family is very active in St. John’s Episcopal Church, where both Frank and Ann have taught Christian education classes and served as adult leaders in the Church’s Journey to Adulthood program for teens.
 
Education:
  • University of Idaho College of Law – J.D. magna cum laude (1992)
  • Editor in Chief, Idaho Law Review(1991 to 1992)
  • Legal Research and Writing Teaching Assistant(1990 to 1991)

Admissions:
  • Idaho 1992
  • Virginia 1994

Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Hampton Bar Association
  • Greater Peninsula Women’s Bar Association
 
Practice areas:
  • Defamation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Torts
  • Labor
  • Employment
  • Estate planning
  • Real Estate Litigation

Contact:
Phone: 757-873-8773 ext. 108
Email: faedgarjr@ibglaw.com
 
 
 
Christopher P. Reagan — Attorney in Newport News, VA
 

Christopher P. Reagan

Biography:
Mr. Reagan was born in Rochester Minnesota, and moved to Newport News in 1980. He attended high school at Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News. After Law school he worked briefly for a large firm in Buffalo, New York. Upon admission to the Virginia State Bar, he began his career with the Office of the Public Defender in Suffolk, Virginia until 2002. After engaging in private practice focused on Criminal and Family Law, he started his own firm in 2010. Ultimately, Chris merged his firm with Mr. Goldstein’s firm in 2015.

Education:
  • Villanova University (B.A.) 1989
  • Thomas M Colley Law School (J.D.) 1996
 
 
Admissions:
  • Virginia State Bar, 1997
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
  • Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, 1997

Memberships:
  • Newport News Bar Association
  • Virginia Trials Lawyers Association
  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • Monarch Way Station
 
Practice areas:
  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies and Misdemeanors in State and Federal Court
  • Family Law
  • including Divorce
  • Custody, Visitation and support

Contact:
Phone: 757-873-7773 ext. 109
Email: creagan@ibglaw.com
 
 
 
Mengxin “Esther” Cui — Attorney in Newport News, VA
 

Mengxin “Esther” Cui

Biography:
Esther was born and raised in Shanghai, China. Northwestern University of Politics and Law in Xi’an, China awarded her a Bachelor of Law degree in 2014. After four years of law school in China, William and Mary Law School in the United States accepted her as a student. She relocated to Williamsburg, Virginia, and attained her law degree from this prestigious institution in 2017. Esther served as President in the Asian Law Student Association (ALSA) at W&M Law School for two years, where she advocated for cultural exchange and for studying differences in countries’ laws to help increase cultural understanding and communication. Esther is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Shanghainese. She has a strong background in computer technology, webpage user agreements, and in legal issues pertaining to the internet and the virtual economy. She remains active in public service by spreading public legal education and legal awareness, and by getting more involved in local non-profit and community service organizations. She is a contributing author of the book, Prevention of Cruelty of Animals by Legislation, and she has a strong interest in this social issue. Esther completed an externship at Goldstein, Edgar & Reagan during her last years in law school, and she began working for this respected law firm upon her admission to the Virginia Bar in October, 2017.
 
 
Education:
  • Northwestern University of Politics and Law, Bachelor of Law (2014)
  • Marshall- Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Juris Doctorate (2017)

Admissions:
  • Virginia State Bar, 2017

Memberships:
  • Newport News Bar Association
 
Practice areas:
  • Contracts
  • Corporations
  • Litigation
  • Computer law and Webpage user agreements
  • Debt Collection
  • Real Estate closings
  • Real Estate contracts
  • Real Estate consulting
  • Criminal representation
  • Traffic representation
  • Family Law and Domestic Relations
  • Custody and support
  • Translation services and assistance
Contact:
Phone: (757) 873-8773 ext. 105
Email: mcui@ibglaw.com