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Andrew Goodman

Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney at Encino, CA

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Andy Goodman

  • State Years
    New York - NY 35 years
    California - CA 39 years
    Nevada - NV 31 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1988
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State NV
    Acquired 1992
    Suspended No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Consult with distressed companies and individuals re options re bankruptcy, determine proper course of action (e.g. out of court workout, bankruptcy filing, assignment for benefit of creditors, etc.). For creditors, I ensure protection of secured and unsecured creditor rights, including Relief From Stay, Cash Collateral, Valuation/Appraisal, Cramdown, Feasibility and Plan litigation

    40 years

  2. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    Prosecution of Chapter 11 cases, entailing initial filings, repayment plans, credit terms negotiation, compliance, projections, plan of reorganization, confirmation and consummation of plan; prepared documentation and pleadings required to confirm and consummate plan.

  3. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
    Perform initial evaluation to determine eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy; preparation of all paperwork required; attend meeting with bankruptcy trustee and insure entry of discharge.

    40 years

  4. Litigation
    Prosecution of contested and litigation matters, such as, recovery/payment of preferences and fraudulent transfers, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, alter-ego and successor liability. Ensure protection of secured and unsecured creditor rights, including Relief From Stay, Cash Collateral, Valuation/Appraisal, Cramdown, Feasibility and Plan litigation

    40 years

I was born in New York and moved to Los Angeles in 1970 at the age of 12. My parents settled in Woodland Hills, the western most part of the San Fernando Valley. I graduated from El Camino Real High School in 1977, Pitzer College in 1981 and Loyola Law School in 1984.

I am married for more than 25years and have one daughter who recently graduated from Boise State University (the Blue Turf). She's pursuing a career as an interpreter for the deaf.

I love to play golf, ice skate, cook and drink wine with good friends. If I wasn't a lawyer, I would have liked to have been a photographer, I take my camera everywhere and love taking pictures.

Professionally, I have 30 years of experience as a bankruptcy lawyer, representing crditors and debtors. Over these 30 years, I have developed extensive nation-wide relationships with other professionals that I can call upon to help me and my clients with any need that may arise.

My clients include individuals or businesses struggling with cash flow or problems paying bills; clients who have defaulted on loans; individuals who are guarantors of debts on which the primary obligor has defaulted; landlords with tenants who have filed bankruptcy; companies needing to windown or liquidate in an orderly manner.

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Goodman Law Offices, APC
6345 Balboa Boulevard
Suite I-300
Encino, CA, 91316

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  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Andrew Goodman is Your Man!
Andrew Goodman is a man of integrity, wisdom, and results. I cannot recommend him highly enough. If you have to file for bankruptcy, he is your man. During a major health crisis, I reluctantly was forced to file. Mr. Goodman in his expertise made the process clear, easy and efficient. In my fragile and weakened state, he was able to communicate with power, strength, compassion, and support. I moved through the process rapidly, easily and successfully. I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Joe | September 23, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Andy Goodman is the best
I have known Andy as a friend and professional resource for almost 20 years. We originally met at an alumni function and quickly evolved our friendship into one of mutual trust. I have referred Andy to any and every person I hear mention bankruptcy, severe financial strain, collections, foreclosure, etc. As a former mortgage professional (26 years), I encountered the aforesaid people often, particularly during the mortgage crisis. Andy never disappointed the folks I referred to him. First and foremost, Andy is compassionate and honest. During his interview process, he often talked my referrals out of bankruptcy and proposed alternatives that saved their credit...and self-esteem. When there were no other options, Andy helped my referrals through the bankruptcy process with ease and understanding. I cannot recommend Andy any more highly. He is a terrific attorney and person.
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Posted by Bill | February 1, 2015
We Highly Recommend Andrew Goodman!
Mr. Andrew Goodman (Andy) represents our Family Trust that is the largest Secured Creditor in a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case of a business we previously owned. Andy has been very patient in working with my wife and me since we had no prior experience in litigation, especially the rather involved specialty of Bankruptcy Litigation. Andy always promptly returns our telephone calls and emails. We feel that we receive the same excellent service and representation as Andy’s large Corporate Clients. Prior to each hearing we were completely informed by Andy as to how the Court Hearings would be conducted and possible court rulings. Attending the many hearings in this case we were able to observe the respect shown to Mr. Goodman by the other attorneys who represented the bank that is also a Secured Creditor, the attorneys representing the Landlords of the shopping center where the Debtor is a tenant as well as the Federal Bankruptcy Court Judge. We are very fortunate to have been referred to Andy by our longtime business attorney and would feel confident in recommending Andrew Goodman to any prospective clients as he is an attorney whose personal integrity, high quality and well written briefs, court filings and well prepared personal court appearances representing us, stand out as SUPERIOR representation.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Goodman Law Offices, A Professional Corporation
  • 2016 - Present
  • Senior - Contract Attorney
  • FIS Global
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Of Counsel
  • Greenberg & Bass
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Partner
  • Goodman Faith, LLP
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Andrew Goodman
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate/Partner
  • Greenberg & Bass
  • 1989 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Saltzburg Ray & Bergman
  • 1983 - 1989
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  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Pitzer College (Claremont)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re Thomas Konig
  • Plan confirmed with full payout to creditors.
  • In re R. E. Barber Ford, Inc.
  • Chapter 7 liquidation by Trustee
  • In re Stanley Swain's, Inc.
  • Confirmed Chapter 11 Plan
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  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • 1989 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 1989 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1984 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning and Elder Law Bootcamp
  • Whether An Inherited IRA is Exempt
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Andrew
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Andrew for close to 15 years, dating to when I was at the IRS and he was handling cases against us. He is very knowledgeable about complicated bankruptcy issues, and has a huge network of resources in the rare cases when he can't answer the client's question or handle the client's issue."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred clients to Andrew and worked with Andrew on a professional level, and know him to be an outstanding bankruptcy attorney. Aside from that, Andrew is an outstanding person. He is my number one, go-to referral for bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related matters."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Andy Goodman. Andy is as well respected as a bankruptcy attorney could be in the legal community. Judges, adversaries and his clients understand that he is a complete lawyer who can dominate the courtroom and who can handle the largest, most sophisticated matter to successful conclusion. Andy is also well versed in handling smaller matters and his direct approach and follow through yields amazing results. I cannot more highly recommend Andy to anyone involved in a debt dispute or bankruptcy."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Andy for almost 30 years. He is highly regarded in the Bankruptcy and debtor/creditor field. Not only does he get phenomenal results, but all the counsel and judges know him by name. I refer all of my valued clients to Andy whenever there is a debtor/creditor question. I highly recommend Andy to both clients and other lawyers in our community!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew is a pleasure to work with. He really cares about his clients!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly endorse Andy Goodman. He is an excellent bankruptcy attorney. I especially appreciate his care in evaluating and recommending the best option for each client individually."
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Encino Chapter 7 bankruptcy Lawyer Andrew Goodman
Andrew Goodman
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
Encino, CA
Licensed for 39 years