Mark S. Goldstein
With a practice focusing on bankruptcy and commercial litigation, Mark
S. Goldstein has represented hundreds of creditors, committees, trustees,
and debtors, in cases under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
As Trustee’s counsel, Mr. Goldstein has represented estates in complex
commercial fraud and directors and officers liability litigation, transfer
avoidance actions, and claims allowance and subordination proceedings.
As creditor’s counsel, he has protected and prosecuted his clients’
rights through the plan confirmation process, claims allowance process,
and lift stay and lien ranking proceedings, and has defended them in transfer
avoidance litigation. As debtor’s counsel, he has prepared and filed
petitions under Chapters 7, 11, and 13, represented a wide range of debtors-in-possession,
and has extensive experience representing both business and consumer Chapter
7 debtors in every phase of those proceedings.
Mark S. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School
(Class of ’79) and holds joint degrees in Law and Public Policy
Studies. He enjoys Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating (AV), and
has been practicing law in state and federal courts in Louisiana since
1981. From 1989 through 2003, he was the supervisor of Tulane Law School’s
Consumer and Foreclosure Advice Clinic.
Mr. Goldstein has been invited to speak at numerous continuing legal education
programs, and has presented materials on the treatment and dischargeability
of income tax liability, tax attributes, the treatment of community property
in bankruptcy, and individual Chapter 11 reorganizations under the 2005
Cases of note include:
In re Phoenix Associates Land Syndicate, Inc., 09-11743 (Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7), where Mr. Goldstein serves
as Trustee’s general counsel, and as special counsel on certain
transfer avoidance litigation. See reported opinions at 2011 WL 1337294
(Bkrtcy. E.D. La.), and 2010 WL 3945538 (Bkrtcy. E.D. La.).
In re Dagwood’s Sandwich Shoppe, L.L.C., 08-10725 (Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7), where Mr. Goldstein served
as general counsel for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors,
special counsel for the Committee and then the Trustee, in directors’
and officers’ liability and transfer avoidance litigation against
certain of the debtor’s managers and officers, and as counsel for
the Trustee in claims allowance proceedings.
In re JMJ Properties, L.L.C., 07-10638 (Chapter 11), where Mr. Goldstein served as creditors’ counsel.
In re Wade T. Verges, 03-19676 (Chapter 11), where Mr. Goldstein served as creditors’ counsel.
In re Fortune Natural Resources Corporation, 04-14112 (Chapter 11), where Mr. Goldstein served as counsel for the
debtor-in-possession. See reported opinion at 350 B.R. 270 (Bkrtcy. E.D. La 2005).
In re Actel Integrated Communication, Inc., 01-12901 (Chapter 11 converted to Chapter 7), where Mr. Goldstein served
as general counsel to the Trustee, and special counsel to pursue avoidance
of preferential transfers, subordination, and commercial fraud claims.
See reported opinions at 2004 WL 515769 (E.D. La.) and 2003 WL 22717765
In re Louis J. Provenza, 00-11830, where Mr. Goldstein represented a former spouse, as creditor.
See reported opinions at 82 Fed. Appx. 101, 2003 WL 22477888 (5thCircuit); and 316 B.R. 177 (Bkrtcy. E.D. La. 2003).