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Partner - Eric S. Goldstein

Eric S. Goldstein

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Eric Goldstein practices in the areas of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, representing clients throughout the United States. He has served as lead national or regional bankruptcy counsel for a variety of businesses, including Fortune 500 companies. Eric has extensive experience handling complex commercial litigation matters and foreclosure actions. In addition, he has substantial experience in corporate trust default matters representing trustees as fiduciaries for public and private debt.

Eric previously served as law clerk to the Honorable Christine S. Vertefeuille for the Supreme Court for the State of Connecticut.

Distinctions

  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Bankruptcy (2013-2014); Creditor Debtor Rights (2015-2016)
  • National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges: Next Generation (2012)
  • New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune (2014)
  • Connecticut Law Review, Executive Editor

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section
  • American Bankruptcy Institute

Community Involvement

  • West Hartford Youth Baseball Coach

Contract Counterparty Can Correct Error in Sale Order To Block Preference Claim

Successfully represented contract counterparty in defeating a preference claim under Section 547 of the Bankruptcy Code by obtaining an order of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan that corrected its prior order authorizing the sale of the debtor’s assets. The original order approving the sale erroneously failed to include the client’s contract as being assumed by the debtor and assigned to the buyer under Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code. The assumption and assignment of a contract precludes a preference claim. Over the opposition of the Committee of Unsecured Creditors, the Bankruptcy Court corrected its order based on a finding that a mistake had occurred. The liquidating trustee, as successor to the Committee, appealed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and then to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Both courts affirmed the Bankruptcy Court’s decision and the preference action was withdrawn.

Non-Dischargeability Judgment For Debtor's Fraud

Successfully represented insurance company in obtaining a judgment from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts that debt owed to insurance company could not be discharged in debtor’s bankruptcy case under Section 523(a)(4) of the Bankruptcy Code because prior finding of fraud by state court was dispositive of fraud determination under Section 523(a)(4).  The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts affirmed this judgment on appeal.

Experience

Non-Dischargeability Judgment For Debtor's Fraud
Insurer Can Recoup Overpayment of Disability Benefits Without Relief from Automatic Stay
Foreclosure Action Dispute
Derivative Claims Dispute
Multi-Million Dollar Financing Dispute
Aviation Component Manufacturer Section 363 Sale
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re AU Wisconsin, Inc., f/k/a Accents Unlimited, Inc.
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re AGT Acquisition Wind-Down LLC
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re 3 Point Pizza Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Team KC, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Tornado Pizza, LLC
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Sundance Kansas LLC
Represent Client in Seeking Administrative Claim in Bankruptcy Case: In re Somerset Oil Refinery
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Safewater Technologies, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Two B Pies, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re American Candy Company
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Chemtura Corporation
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Contemporary Products, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Innovative Communications Corporation
Protect Interests of Client in Connection with Pre-Petition Contract with Debtor: In re Vertebron, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Stinson Petroleum Company, Inc.
Represent Interests of Equipment Lessor in Chapter 11 Case: In re HMC/CAH Consolidated, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Yellowstone Mountain Club, LLC
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Jay S. Wilhelm, Jr.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies: In re Calvin Thomas Yeager, Jr.
Contested Proceeding Objecting to Creditor's Claim: In re Valleywood Industries, Inc.
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Quincy Medical Center
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re EAT Pizza, LLC
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Mira Pizza, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Mega, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re R.E.A.L. Pizza, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re 2 REAL Pizza, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Client's Rights and Remedies: In re Ocean Development 1, LLC
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Magnes Enterprises, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Team Frascona, Inc.
Relief from Automatic Stay Contested Matter: In re Napa Home & Garden, Inc.
Relief from Automatic Stay Contested Matter: In re Ca-Tel Telecommunications, Inc.
Prosecution of Contested Matter to Enforce Contractual Remedies: In re International Architectural Group, LLC
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies, Injunction Proceedings: In re Daniel Kenneth McAllister
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Sutherland Landscaping
Defense of National Company in Preference Action: In re Centrix Financial, LLC
Represent Interest of Buyer of Substantially all of the Debtor's Assets in a Chapter 11 Case: In re GW Liquidation, Inc.
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Engineered Sinterings & Plastics, Inc.
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re BB Liquidating Inc. (Blockbuster bankruptcy)
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Grand Eagle
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Lower Bucks Hospital
Receivership Proceeding: In re Napoli Development
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Ames Department Stores
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re Old Carco LLC (Chrysler bankruptcy)
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Jazs Pizza, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Matthew Louis Matlock
Prosecution of Contested Matter to Enforce Contractual Remedies: In re Medico Labs Inc.
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re St. Mary's Hospital, Passaic, N.J.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Marcal Paper Mills, Inc.
Commencement of Involuntary Chapter 7 Case: In re Horseblock Road, LLC
Prosecution of Contested Matter to Enforce Contractual Remedies: In re Enron, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Beltway Pizza, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re D. Alexandra, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Michael J's Pizzaria, Inc.
Relief from Automatic Stay Contested Matter: In re Fuel Barons, Inc.
Protection of Client's Rights and Remedies under Pre-Petition Contract: In re Republic Windows & Doors LLC
Represent Client in Seeking Administrative Claim in Bankruptcy Case: In re Ciccone Food Products Inc.
Prosecution of Contested Matter to Enforce Contractual Remedies: In re St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center
Represent Client in seeking Administrative Claim in Bankruptcy Case: In re Laumann Manufacturing
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies, Injunction Proceedings: In re Making The Dough, Inc.
Represent Client in seeking Administrative Claim in Bankruptcy Case: In re NTRNET Systems, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re Sterling Homes
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Pizza Service, Ltd
Prosecution of Contested Matter to Enforce Contractual Remedies: In re RJ Smith Controls & Consulting, Inc.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Texoma Pizza, L.P.
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re Piedlow, Inc.
Defense of Creditor in Preference Action: In re BMC Industries
Protection and Enforcement of Franchisor's Rights and Remedies in Bankruptcy Proceeding: In re PFM Pizza Co.
Defense of National Company in Preference Action: In re Jevic Transportation, Inc.
Represent Client in seeking Administrative Claim in Bankruptcy Case: In re Ultimate Acquisition Partners, LP
Represent Interests of National Company in Chapter 11 Case: In re Linens Holding Co.
Represent Client with Assumption of Contracts Issues in Bankruptcy Case: In re Local Insight Media Holdings, Inc., et al.
Represent Client with Assumption of Contracts Issues in Bankruptcy Case: In re Amicus Wind Down Corporation
Protection of Client's Interests in Bankruptcy Case: In re eToys Direct 1, LLC
Contract Counterparty Can Correct Error in Sale Order To Block Preference Claim
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Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2005, high honors
  • Emory University, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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