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, he has represented estates in complex commercial fraud and directors’ and officers’ liability litigation, transfer avoidance actions, as well as claims allowance and subordination proceedings. As creditors' counsel, he has protected and prosecuted his clients’ rights through the plan confirmation process, claims allowance process, lift stay motions, and lien ranking proceedings; further, Mr. Goldstein has defended clients 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.
For 25 years, Mr. Goldstein practiced at the firm of Lowe, Stein, Hoffman, Allweiss & Hauver, LLP, where he was “of counsel.” During that time, he developed deep expertise in community property and divorce issues, directors and officers liability, professional liability, insurance coverage, commercial fraud, and the dischargeability of tax indebtedness, all in the context of bankruptcy proceedings.
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.
Mr. Goldstein was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After obtaining his B.A., master’s degree, and law degree from the University of Michigan, he moved to Louisiana in 1981 and has been practicing law in state and federal courts in Louisiana ever since. He and his wife, Peg Usner, an artist and retired professor of interior design, have been married for 31 years. Mark enjoys local music and his wife’s art exhibits. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.
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