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I've been a practicing attorney for more than 25 years now. I graduated from the New England School of Law in Boston with my Juris Doctor cum laude and went on to receive my Master of Laws and Letters in American banking Law Studies from Boston University School of Law.  I worked for the FDIC as thier primary bankruptcy counsel in the New England area for about 6-1/2  years from 1990 to 1996. In 1995 I received dual Board Certification from the American Bankruptcy Board of Certification (now the American Board of Certification) in both Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Law as separate disciplines. I have been re-certified by the ABC in 2000, 2005 and 2010 since my original certification. I have operated my own boutique law practice since June of 1996 in the Metro-Boston Area representing, Debtors, Creditors and Trustees in Bankruptcy and employ two associates. I have also served as adjunct factulty in courses on Bankruptcy law at Bently University, New England School of Law and Northeastern University Law School, as well as giving seminars on bankruptcy law to Massachusetts District Court Judges and massachusetts Probate and family Court Judges.


Contact info

Law Offices Richard N. Gottlieb

11 Beacon Street
Suite 325
Boston, MA, 02108

Law Offices Of Richard Gottlie

11 Beacon St Ste 325
Boston, MA, 02108-3056


Practice areas


  1. Chapter 7: 25%
    28 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Chapter 13: 25%
    28 years, 750 cases
  3. Bankruptcy: 20%
    28 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Chapter 11: 20%
    28 years, 500 cases
  5. Litigation: 10%
    28 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($175-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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DCInactive 198807/06/2016
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1995
Board Certified in Business Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Offices of Richard N. Gottlieb2006 - Present
Senior AttorneyFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation1990 - 2006
AssociateSchreiber & Associates1988 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bankruptcy Board of CertificationBoard-Certified Specialist1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Ladevereaux, Slip Copy, 2006 WL 549239 (Bkrtcy.D.Mass., March 6, 2006)Decision for Client
 In re Massimo DeNadai, 259 B.R. 801 affirmed 272 B.R. 21 (Bankr. D. Mass., 2001)Decision for Client; Affirmed on Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Banker & TradesmanProfile in Commerce: Richard N. Gottlieb; Attorney Lobbies Congress on Bankruptcy Reform1999
American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) JournalConsidering "Balloon Payment" Plan in Chapter 13 Cases1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawAmerican Banking Law StudiesLL.M - Master of Laws1990
New England School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986