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Michael Goldstein is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Financial Institutions Group, a member of its Financial Restructuring Practice and a member of the firm’s FinTech Practice. A veteran restructuring and insolvency lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Goldstein represents debtors, sponsors, bondholders, creditors, committees and purchasers of distressed assets. His representations span a variety of industries, including chemicals, finance, health care, hospitality, high-tech printing, municipal debt, real estate, retail and technology.

Mr. Goldstein is a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. He has been repeatedly listed in U.S. News-Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy) and selected as a “Super Lawyer” in Southern California and New York. He is rated AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5.0 in Martindale Hubbell.

Prior to joining Goodwin Procter in 2014, Mr. Goldstein was a partner at Stutman, Treister & Glatt in New York City. Previously, he was a partner at Greenberg Traurig (2008-2012) and at Stutman Treister (1990-2008), where he started in 1984.

Mr. Goldstein is a member of the American, Los Angeles County and Century City Bar Associations. He is a board member of the Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors and the Financial Lawyers Conference, and is a former cabinet member of the Real Estate and Construction Division of the Jewish Federation. He previously served on the Committee of 18 of the Maccabi World Union.

Mr. Goldstein is frequent speaker on restructuring and insolvency-related topics, including on subjects such as compensation of professionals, conflicts of interest, executory contracts in retail Chapter 11 cases, expert testimony, litigating confirmation issues, municipal debt restructurings, second lien debt, subprime lending and valuation. He is an active participant in Chapter 11-related conferences, including appearances on panels at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the national conferences of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, the International Council of Shopping Centers and certain regional conferences.

He writes regularly on topics of note in his field. His article on "Navigating the Distressed Real Estate Workout: A General Overview," appearing in ABA Probate and Property magazine, was selected as the winner of the Best Practical Use Article. Mr. Goldstein is a contributing author to Collier on Bankruptcy, Chapter 9 (“Adjustment of Debts of a Municipality”).

Using Chapter 9 as an Out-of-Court Restructuring Tool
The Journal of Corporate Renewal
November 1, 2011

Seventh Circuit Holds that Free and Clear Sale Plan Cannot be Confirmed Without Preserving Secured Creditor's Credit Bidding Rights: Ruling Creates Circuit Split
Pratt’s Journal of Bankruptcy Law (Vol. 7, No. 7)
October 1, 2011

Navigating the Distressed Real Estate Workout, A General Overview
Probate and Property (Vol. 24 No. 3)
May 1, 2010

Res Judicata Strikes Twice
American Bankruptcy Institute Journal (Vol. 21 No. 8)
October 1, 2002