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Harley Justin Goldstein

Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney at Chicago, IL

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Licensed for 24 years

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Practice areas
  1. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    50%
    Attorney Goldstein represents secured & unsecured creditors, committees, bondholders, trustees, equity security holders, and other parties in all transactional and litigation aspects of bankruptcy.

  2. Debt and lending agreements
    25%
    Most recently, he authored a chapter entitled “The Business of Bankruptcy: Realizing Restructuring Objectives Through Strategic Ingenuity” in the book Bankruptcy and Restructuring Strategies, published by Aspatore Books.

  3. Debt collection
    25%
    With years of experience, Attorney Goldstein has presented a variety of educational programs on bankruptcy law and procedure, creditors' rights, distressed acquisitions & real estate, fraud, Ponzi schemes, debt collection, and more.

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Licensed for 24 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/11/2022
State NY
Status Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday
Acquired 1998
Updated 06/28/2022

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Goldstein & McClintock LLLP
111 W. Washington St.
Suite 1221
Chicago, IL, 60602
Goldstein & McClintock LLLP
375 Park Avenue
Suite 2607
New York, NY, 10152
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner & Chairman
  • Goldstein & McClintock LLLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Equity Partner; Midwest Head of Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group
  • K & L Gates, LLP [Bell Boyd & Lloyd, LLP}
  • 2007 - 2011

Associations

  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • General Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • President Emeritus
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Commercial Finance Association, Midwest Chapter
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year (Corporate Restructuring - U.S.)
  • Professional Sector Network Annual International Awards
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year (Corporate Restructuring - U.S.)
  • Corporate USA Today Annual Awards
  • 2018
  • Lawyer of the Year (Restructuring Law - IL)
  • Corporate Intl Magazine Global Awards
  • 2018
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2018
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (BANKRUPTCY – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2018
  • Recognized Practitioner
  • Chambers USA
  • 2017
  • Lawyer of the Year (Bankruptcy & Restructuring - U.S.)
  • Corporate Insider Legal Awards
  • 2017
  • Legal Advisor of the Year (Bankruptcy & Restructuring - IL)
  • M&A Insider Awards
  • 2017
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS
  • 2017
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (BANKRUPTCY – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS
  • 2017
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2017
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (BANKRUPTCY – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2017
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS
  • 2016
  • Recognized Practitioner
  • Chambers USA
  • 2016
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (BANKRUPTCY – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ GLOBAL AWARDS
  • 2016
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2016
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (BANKRUPTCY – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2016
  • Corporate Turnaround of the Year
  • Turnaround Atlas Awards
  • 2015
  • Corporate Turnaround of the Year
  • Turnaround Management Association’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter
  • 2015
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – ILLINOIS)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2015
  • CORPORATE INSOLVENCY LAWYER OF THE YEAR (USA)
  • WEALTH & FINANCE INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE’S FINANCE AWARDS
  • 2015
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – UNITED STATES)
  • ACQ LAW AWARDS
  • 2014
  • LAWYER OF THE YEAR (CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING – ILLINOIS)
  • CORPORATE LIVEWIRE
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Corporate Transaction of the Year
  • Turnaround Management Association’s Chicago/Midwest Chapter
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • 40 IL Attorneys Under 40 to Watch (youngest age year received)
  • Law Bulletin Publishing Company (publisher of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer)
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Online Wagering Firm Ensnared in Minnesota’s Web
  • 1998
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (1)
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Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked alongside Harley and his team on many bankruptcy matters, it is easy for me to say that he is among the highest echelon of BK practitioners that I have ever come across. I refer him my most complex, high-stakes matters, and consult him any time I have a client in a distressed position. Time and time again, Harley is able to develop creative, aggressive, and cost-effective strategies to quickly resolve issues related to bankruptcy law and debt restructuring. I dont think you'll find a more capable BK lawyer in town, or in the country, for that matter."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Harley. I've known and given legal presentations alongside him for over a decade. He is a remarkable problem-solver and truly gifted Attorney. The highest compliment I can give is this: I trust him with all our Chapter 11 referrals."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"While I’ve known Harley Goldstein for years, we most recently discussed a distressed situation that had the strong potential for going down the Chapter 11 road. Yet, we managed to resolve the matter without a bankruptcy filing. Harley is extraordinarily well respected in the law community as an aggressive practitioner who really goes to bat to find efficient solutions to accomplish his client’s goals, unlike many lawyers who try to find problems rather than solutions (or do not weigh in the costs of getting their client to the most efficient path to the finish line). I would highly recommend Harley."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've been involved in cases with Harley Goldstein for a little shy of two years. His professionalism and legal capabilities are unparalleled. He is respectful, bright, and incredibly hardworking. He is one of the best in the corporate restructuring field."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Harley Goldstein for several years, and we have referred each other matters in areas within the scope of each other’s practice. He is also a former colleague of one of my partners. From that experience, I know his legal ability and integrity to be outstanding, and would not hesitate to refer a bankruptcy or restructuring matter to him. His reputation and demeanor are both stellar, and I wholeheartedly recommend him."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Harley Goldstein years ago while I was General Counsel of a professional sports league and media platform. I was involved in a bankruptcy case where the creditors were owed millions of dollars by a bankrupt energy drink, and they were told they weren’t entitled to a cent. And the bankrupt company had hired some of the most well-known and connected attorneys to make sure that was the result. And it would have been the result, unless and until Harley came in to represent the creditors. The word I would use to describe him is “relentless” – he did not stop until the creditors got a recovery. It’s rare to find an attorney who is such a strong advocate for his clients."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harley has been an inspiration on me ever since I wrote and published an article about a famous case he was lead counsel in. He really went to bat for his client in that case to get the right result, and he established precedent on a significant Chapter 11 issue that has changed the face of the practice across the country."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For years I have respected Harley's responsiveness and his boutique firm's focus on bankruptcy issues. Deservedly strong reputation."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Chicago Chapter 11 bankruptcy Lawyer Harley Justin Goldstein
Harley Justin Goldstein
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 24 years