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Michael J. Goldberg


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Lorraine Fleury

Michael J. Goldberg’s clients look to him for advice on difficult and complex restructuring issues, where he is known for his creative approaches to the solution of financial problems. Mike specializes in the areas of business bankruptcy, financial restructuring, business transactions, as well as commercial real estate transactions. In his over 25 years of practice, Mike has represented a broad spectrum of clients in insolvency matters, including debtors, creditors’ committees, trustees, assignees, landlords, secured and unsecured creditors, and investors. His clients cut across a wide range of industry types, including high-tech and biomedical device companies, medical practice groups, and nonprofit institutions. He has also served as counsel to purchasers and sellers of industrial, office and multifamily real estate, with a particular expertise in real estate financing. He is also a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy topics, particularly on the impact of bankruptcy issues on real estate transactions.

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Real Estate Law, 2006-2024

Chambers USA – America’s Leading Business Lawyers, since 2006

The Best Lawyers in America – Restructuring, 2006-2021

Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Bankruptcy, since 2004

New England’s “Top 100” Lawyers

Boston Magazine, “Top Lawyers” – Bankruptcy & Workout, 2021-2023

Lawdragon, Leading U.S. Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawyer, 2020, 2022-2024




  • Massachusetts
  • New York

JD, cum laude, Fordham Law School
BA, cum laude, Yale University


  • In his role as REBA’s Legislation Committee Chair, Mike, together with other members of the Committee, was responsible for the drafting of the legislative overhaul of Massachusetts’ Homestead Act, enacted in 2010.

  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Fellow, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Former Co-chair, National Real Estate Committee, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Past President, Northeast chapter, Turnaround Management Association
  • Past Member, Presidents Council, Turnaround Management Association
  • Past Member, Chapter Response and Resource Council, Turnaround Management Association
  • Past Chair, Legislation Committee, Real Estate Bar Association of Massachusetts
  • Past President, Greater Boston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee


  • Contributor, Chapter 11 Theory and Practice: A Guide to Reorganization


  • Co-chair, New England Bankruptcy Law Conference, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE), 2004 – 2010
  • Chair, Bankruptcy for Real Estate Lawyers, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)

News for Michael

Casner & Edwards Attorneys Michael J. Goldberg and Lynne F. Riley Named to Lawdragon’s 2024 “500 Leading Bankruptcy & Restructuring Lawy

Casner & Edwards Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group Recognized by Chambers USA 2024

22 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Named “Top Lawyers” by Boston Magazine

21 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers 2023

31 Casner & Edwards Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® 2024