Partner, Retired


George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors, 1969

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1966

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Bruce Goldstein


In a career that spanned more than 40 years, Bruce Goldstein represented debtors and creditors alike, building up an especially strong local knowledge of the legal nuances of the practice and procedures in the mid-Atlantic region. He represented debtor clients in a range of industries in large bankruptcy and insolvency-related proceedings and represented secured creditors, creditors’ committees, landlords, and other parties. Mr. Goldstein retired in 2016.

His knowledge of complex legal issues helped companies stay in business—and helped individuals move on with their lives—when they faced financial difficulties. In his practice, Mr. Goldstein worked to build relationships and trust with clients by educating them on many of the complicated issues surrounding debtor and creditor rights.

He served as a trustee in both the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia, and has represented trustees in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 proceedings.

Mr. Goldstein served on various bar committees, many of which relate to bankruptcy, reorganizations, and secured transactions. He was selected by his peers as a top lawyer in The Best Lawyers in America for bankruptcy and creditor-debtor rights for 30 years.

In 2012, Best Lawyers named Mr. Goldstein the “Washington, DC Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year.” He was also recognized for his bankruptcy practice in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Washingtonian, and Super Lawyers.


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Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Business Bankruptcy Section of the American Bar Association
  • Member, Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Former Member, The Congressman Walter E. Chandler American Inns of Court