Profile submitted by Michael Goldberg
Michael Goldberg specializes in the areas of business bankruptcy, financial restructuring and business transactions as well as commercial real estate transactions, particularly those involving troubled properties. With more than 30 years of experience, Mike’s clients include debtors in out-of-court restructurings and Chapter 11 reorganizations, acquirers of distressed businesses and assets, statutory committees appointed in Chapter 11 cases, private equity funds, trustees, landlords, creditors and other parties with interests in troubled companies. His industry experience spans high-tech and biomedical device companies, medical practice groups, nursing homes and nonprofit institutions. Mike has also served as counsel to purchasers and sellers of industrial, office and multifamily real estate, with a particular expertise in real estate financing.
Mike’s professional activities are numerous, and have had a significant impact on Boston’s legal community and the practice of bankruptcy and real estate law. His affiliations include: Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy (currently First Circuit Regent); President, Turnaround Management Association (Northeast Chapter), 2011; Co-Chair, Real Estate Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2010-2012; Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, Real Estate Bar Association, 2009-2010; Member, Boston Bar Association Bankruptcy Section.
From 2004 – 2010 and again from 2014 – 2016, Mike co-chaired the New England Bankruptcy Law Conference, the flagship bankruptcy program of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He has also chaired MCLE's Bankruptcy for Real Estate Lawyers program and was a contributor to the treatise Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization.
Mike received his B.A. cum laude from Yale University, and his J.D. cum laude from Fordham Law School. He was a former Law Clerk to Justice Gary S. Stein, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of New Jersey. He is the Past President of the American Jewish Committee (New England Chapter), and a member of the Board of Directors of Temple Beth Zion, Brookline, Massachusetts.