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Evan S. Goldstein

Shareholder, Hartford

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Evan S. Goldstein is a shareholder in the Firm’s Hartford office and is a member of the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy, Commercial Litigation and General Corporate Counsel practice groups. Evan’s experience and practice spans across numerous legal disciplines, including business bankruptcies, creditors’ rights, commercial litigation and acting as general corporate counsel for many Connecticut businesses and organizations. Evan has represented debtors, creditors’ committees, banks, secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy cases and out-of-court workouts. Evan has experience litigating foreclosures, replevins, reclamation of goods, fraudulent conveyance and preference actions. Evan represents several equipment finance and leasing companies across the nation in enforcing the secured creditors rights and remedies in State Court, District Court and Bankruptcy Court. Evan also provides legal advice on a variety of business and corporate matters and acts as general counsel for several manufacturing companies, car dealerships, real estate developers and small/medium size businesses and organizations across Connecticut.

Prior to joining the Firm, Evan was an associate at Reid and Riege, P.C. where he handled commercial bankruptcy matters and related commercial financing transactions.

Attorney Goldstein received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, New York in 2000. He received his B.A. from University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont in 1995.

Evan was the Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section and was selected as a New England Rising Stars Super Lawyer. Evan is an adjunct Professor at Central Connecticut State University in the School of Business, Management and Organization. Evan lives with his wife, Lisa and three children (Grayden, Sammy and Eliana) in Farmington.

  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, New York, NY, 2000

  • B.A. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, 1995

  • University of Vermont Alumni Association Board of Directors and Chair of the UVM Athletics Committee (June 2019 – Present)
  • Hill-Stead Museum Board of Governors (July 2020 – Present)
  • The Lawyers for Collaborative for Diversity and Connecticut Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion, Committee Member (2016 – Present)

  • Hartford County Bar Association and The Lawyers for Collaborative for Diversity, Mentor to law students and young lawyers (2015 – Present)

  • University of Vermont Alumni Hartford Affinity Group, President and Chair (2016 – Present)

  • Farmington Youth Baseball League and Farmington Youth Basketball, Head Coach (2012 – Present)

  • Central Connecticut State University, Adjunct Professor in School of Business, Management and Organization (2018 – Present)

  • Connecticut Bar Association
    President and Chair, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (2014-2016)
    Executive Committee, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section (2004 – Present)

  • Stanley-Whitman House
    Chair/Board Member (2010 -2015)

  • Farmington Public School Foundation
    Board Member (2011 – 2015)

  • Cardozo Alumni Ambassador Program (2000 – Present)

  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education Program (C.A.R.E.) (2008 – Present)
    Eastern Connecticut State University, St. Joseph College, Rocky Hill High School, Farmington High School, Plainville High School, Daniel Hand High School

  • Farmington Village Green Library Association
    Board Member (2011 2015)

  • State of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

  • “Business E-Mail Compromise” –A New trend in Cyber Crimes, August, 2017
  • “Considering a Chapter 11? Don’t Forget the Benefits of Filing as a ‘Small Business’ Debtor”,March, 2004
  • “Every Business Could Be Leaner”,March, 2006