Mark S. Goldstein

Mark S. Goldstein

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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 amendments.

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 (E.D. La.).

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).

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