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Partner - Eric S. Goldstein

Eric S. Goldstein


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Eric Goldstein is Co-Chair of the firm's Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. Eric represents all types of creditors in bankruptcy cases and insolvency proceedings in courts throughout the United States. His clients include financial institutions, insurance companies, lessors, franchisors, special servicers, educational institutions, health care businesses, as well as trade creditors and suppliers. Eric serves as lead national or regional bankruptcy counsel for a variety of businesses.

Before a bankruptcy case is filed, Eric actively advises clients on workouts and out-of-court restructuring, as well as on the impact of bankruptcy and insolvency laws when a customer, supplier, counterparty, or other business entity may be experiencing financial distress. Once a bankruptcy filing occurs, Eric represents clients in every aspect of bankruptcy cases, including filing claims, debtor-in-possession lending, negotiating plans of reorganization, asset sales, and a diverse array of bankruptcy litigation matters.

In addition to Eric’s bankruptcy practice, he also represent clients in complex commercial litigation matters in state and federal court. These types of claims involve a wide variety of issues, including financial disputes, breach of contract, business torts, commercial debt collection, UCC-related disputes, and commercial foreclosures.

Before joining Shipman & Goodwin LLP, Eric served as law clerk to the Honorable Christine S. Vertefeuille for the Supreme Court for the State of Connecticut.


  • 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

  • Greater Hartford Arts Council; Board Member

Obtained Judgment Denying Discharge and Assisted in Obtaining Multi-Million Dollar Judgments

In re Jie Xiao; In re LXEng, LLC (Bankr. D. Conn. 2019) - Represented unsecured creditor in investigating pre-bankruptcy asset transfers of individual and his closely held company, which both filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. The investigation uncovered that substantially all of the individual debtor’s non-exempt assets were transferred to his former spouse on the eve of bankruptcy as part of a consensual property settlement in their divorce and, in the years prior to the bankruptcy filing, the closely held company had transferred more than $1.5 million to his former spouse. We thereafter successfully obtained a judgment denying the individual debtor’s discharge of his pre-petition debts under Section 727(a)(2)(A) of the Bankruptcy Code due to the fraudulent transfers on the eve of bankruptcy, and assisted the Chapter 7 Trustees of the debtors’ bankruptcy estates in successfully prosecuting fraudulent transfer actions against the former spouse in the approximate amount of $2.5 million.


Representation of Secured Creditor in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Representation of Secured Creditor in Bankruptcy Case Converted to Chapter 7
Franchisee/Distributor Bankruptcy Cases
Retail Industry: Bankruptcy Cases
Energy Industry: Bankruptcy Cases
Health Care: Bankruptcy Cases
Aviation Component Manufacturer Section 363 Sale
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights Litigation
Obtained Judgment Denying Discharge and Assisted in Obtaining Multi-Million Dollar Judgments
Settlement of Preference Claim: In re Federation Employment and Guidance Service, Inc.
Successful Objection to Pension Assets Exemption Claim: In re Xiao
Defeated Attempt to Force Recusal of Judge: In re Xiao
Obtained Correction of a Sale Order: In re LSC Liquidation, Inc.
Representation of Lender in Mortgage Default and Foreclosure Proceeding
Obtained Foreclosure Judgment and Deficiency Judgment
Obtained Judgment for Non-Dischargeability for Debtor's Fraud: In re Lester
Representation of Lender in Mortgage Default, Short Sale and Global Settlement
Insurer Can Recoup Overpayment of Disability Benefits Without Relief from Automatic Stay
Foreclosure Action Dispute
Multi-Million Dollar Financing Dispute
Representation of Borrowers in Negotiating Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure Agreements
Representation of Trade Creditor in Forbearance and Payment Plan Agreement
Negotiation of Forebearance Agreement for Defaulted Loan
Representation in Mortgage and Loan Modification for Defaulted Loan
Representation in Restructuring of Secured Indebtedness
Negotiation of Forbearance and Payment Plan Agreement
Representation of Lender in Negotiation of Forbearance Agreement

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  • 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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