Alvin S. Nathanson

Top rated civil litigation attorney in Boston, Massachusetts

Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C.
Alvin S. Nathanson
Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C.

Practice Areas: Civil litigation, Business litigation, Construction litigation view more

Licensed in Massachusetts since: 1966

Education: Cornell University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2015

Nathanson & Goldberg, P.C.

183 State St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 Visit website


As the senior partner of the Nathanson & Goldberg PC law firm in Boston, Massachusetts, attorney Alvin S. Nathanson offers unmatched representation to clients throughout the Boston metro region and across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with all of their legal needs involving any of the following:

  • General civil litigation and appeals
  • Business law
  • Contract drafting, negotiation and litigation, including government contracts
  • Commercial and residential real estate transactions and leasing
  • Landlord-tenant disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Plaintiff personal injury claims
  • Personal injury defense
  • Toxic torts
  • Construction law
  • Family law
  • Estate planning

A 1963 cum laude graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mr. Nathanson obtained his Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School in 1966 and his license to practice from the Massachusetts Bar Association that same year. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Mr. Nathanson has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of his clients' rights and interests both inside and outside the courtroom, and he has extensive experience representing lenders and financial institutions with all aspects of mortgage document preparation and title searches. Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, he holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Highly knowledgeable in many areas of the law, Mr. Nathanson has published numerous articles on a variety of topics related to construction law, mechanic's liens, collections issues and remedies, and other subjects. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the South Middlesex Bar Association, and he is a life fellow with the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Civil litigation: defense, Business litigation, Construction litigation: business, Real estate: business
  • 20% Civil litigation: defense
  • 40% Business litigation
  • 30% Construction litigation: business
  • 10% Real estate: business

First Admitted: 1966, Massachusetts

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Educational Background:
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, B.A., Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Honors: With Honors in History, 1963
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Massachusetts Construction Lien Law,", Lorman Educational Services, 2002  
  • "Massachusetts Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?", National Business Institute, 2000
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1999
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1998
  • "Construction Payment Remedies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1998
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts," Contributing Author, Reference Manual, National Business Institute, 1997
  • "Collecting from Tenants in Massachusetts," Contributing Author, Reference Manual, Heritage Publishing Co., 1997
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, Massachusetts, President, 1983 - 1985
  • Massachusetts, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts  

Office location for Alvin S. Nathanson

183 State St
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109

Phone: 617-210-4810


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2015

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