Attorney Profile - Andrew Goldstein

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Email: drew@akgoldstein.com
Tel 617-448-5137

Mr. Goldstein graduated with honors from Boston College Law School in 1988. With almost three decades of experience, most with large national law firms, Mr. Goldstein brings extensive experience and sound judgment to assist his clients in resolving their disputes. Mr. Goldstein has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, and has extensive court room experience. He is not only recognized by his clients and fellow attorneys as an aggressive and zealous advocate, but one who provides his clients with consistently sound advice and proactively seeks to find solutions for his clients' problems. While charging competitive rates, Mr. Goldstein strives to use his time to add value to his clients' cases.

Mr. Goldstein's practice includes general business, employment, real estate, land use, and construction disputes. A sampling of Mr. Goldstein's experience includes the following:

  • Mendes v. Cendant Mortgage Corporation, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In defending against a claim of alleged predatory lending, Mr. Goldstein successfully argued and obtained a summary judgment decision from Judge Douglas P. Woodlock, in favor of the defendant, Cendant Mortgage Corporation.
  • Alexandra Kakides v. King Davis Agency filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. In defending against a claim of alleged employment discrimination, Mr. Goldstein successfully argued and obtained summary judgment from Judge Richard G. Stearns, in favor of the defendant, King Davis Agency.
  • Joseph H. Baldiga, Trustee v. ERA Mortgage, filed in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts. In defending against a claim of alleged predatory lending brought by the trustee of a chapter 7 debtor, following aggressive discovery, Mr. Goldstein was able to negotiate the voluntary dismissal of the claim against his client, ERA Mortgage.
  • Carlin v. Cohen, filed in various courts and administrative agencies in Massachusetts and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northen District of California. In this real estate/land use dispute between the owners of neighboring properties on Martha's Vineyard, Mr. Goldstein recently completed nearly 12 years of litigation defending Cohen against eight different claims by his neighbor who was attempting to prevent Cohen from constructing a house on his property out of concern of the impact the construction would have on her view. The neighbor’s claims included claims under the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Board of Health claims, easement claims, zoning claims, and claims for violation of the bankruptcy code’s automatic stay, since the neighbor was a debtor in a bankruptcy filed in California.

Mr. Goldstein is a Martindale AV rated attorney, the highest possible rating.

Mr. Goldstein also represents pro bono individuals seeking political asylum in the United States due to persecution in their home countries. In addition, Mr. Goldstein participates annually in charitable bikeathons including the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge and the Best Buddies Challenge. Mr. Goldstein is also active with local civics organizations.

 

Bar Admissions & Associations

United State Supreme Court

United State Court of Appeals For The First Circuit

United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Massachusetts

American Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

Real Estate Bar Association