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  • J.D., 1984
    Harvard Law School
    (cum laude)
  • B.S., 1981
    Franklin & Marshall College
    (magna cum laude)
Michael Goldstein
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Michael Goldstein is a partner in Goodwin Procter's Financial Institutions Group and a member of its Financial Restructuring 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 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”).


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 admitted to practice in California and is in the process of becoming a member of the New York bar. He is also admitted before all federal district courts in California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


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.