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Howard S. Goldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Needham, MA

Goldman & Pease
160 Gould Street, Suite 320
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: 781-816-2771
Fax: 781-239-8909
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1983
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Business Litigation, Real Estate: Business
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Attorney Profile

Howard S. Goldman is the founder and managing partner of Goldman & Pease. Howard has developed expertise and gained recognition in the areas of real estate law, business law for closely held companies, litigation, conveyancing, condominium law, civil litigation, probate, and financing.  He has served as lead counsel in hundreds of cases, at both the trial court and appellate levels in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, pursuing claims against and defending entrepreneurs, owners, closely held businesses, real estate developers, contractors, construction managers, condominium associations, architects, attorneys, engineers, and other professionals.  Howard actively advises and develops policies and procedures for best practices and preventive strategies to reduce and minimize the risks and damage claims for and with his clients. He is admitted to practice law in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is the recipient of the peer to peer designation as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer”.

In service to the legal and business communities, Mr. Goldman regularly provides lectures for members of the Institute of Real Estate Managers (IREM) and the Community Association Institute (CAI), nonprofit, national real estate trade organizations.  He is also an active member of the Real Estate and Norfolk County Bar Associations.

Recognizing the need to keep business, real estate, and condominium board clients informed regarding relevant and changing laws legal topics, Howard works with his firm’s associates to create the Client Update newsletter. Recent articles have covered COVID related eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, amending condominium documents, mechanic’s liens, resolving and preventing title defects, marijuana laws, Airbnb laws and other areas in which changing laws require clarification and best practice guidance for clients.

Community volunteerism is important to Howard. In his hometown of Needham, MA, he is a long-serving member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. He is past president of the Temple Beth Shalom Brotherhood, and former board member of the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, the Needham Education Foundation, and the Jewish Big Brother & Big Sister Association of Massachusetts.

Howard received his B.A. with honors from Cornell University in 1979, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 1983. Mr. Goldman is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Islandthe Federal District Bankruptcy Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In his free time, Mr. Goldman enjoys biking–in particular, training for the annual Pan Mass Challenge fundraising ride which raises money for cancer research at Dana Farber. A passionate gardener, Howard produces an abundant crop of vegetables and fruits each summer; a large portion of which he donates to the Needham Community Council’s food pantry.  Mr. Goldman and his wife Amy love walks in the woods with their two dogs and cherish time spent with their friends and their three grown sons.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Business Litigation
  • 30%Real Estate: Business


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Howard S. Goldman

First Admitted: 1983, Massachusetts

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • Federal District Bankruptcy Court
  • U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Licensed in RI and Massachusetts and is active member of the Massachusetts, RI  and Norfolk Bar Associations in his specialty areas.

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Needham Education Foundation, Board 
  • Federal District Court’s Pro Bono Mediation Program, Advocate
  • Jewish Big Brother & Sister Association of Massachusetts, Board of Directors
  • Smaller Business Association of New England, Former Board Member
  • Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce
  • Temple Beth Shalom Brotherhood, Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Q&A: Peeping Tom, New England Condominium, 2014
  • Lecture, Institute of Real Estate Managers & Community Association Institute
  • Panel, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Boston Municipal Court
  • Q&A: Voting by Proxy, New England Condominium, 2017
  • Converting Your Rental Income Property, New England Condominium, 2014
  • Transfer of Power, New England Condominium, 2015
  • The Rise of Airbnb, New England Condominium, 2016
  • Q&A: Invasion of Privacy, New England Condominium, 2016
  • Medical Marijuana and the Law, New England Condominium, 2016

Educational Background

  • Cornell University, Honors Graduate, 1979


Representative Clients

  • Successful Motion to Reach & Apply Funds Held By Investment Company in Collection Action Recouped significant outstanding balance for a home healthcare services provider by moving to reach and apply funds held by investment company on behalf of debtor. In this case, we filed a lawsuit for breach of contract and quantum meruit arising out of the debtor’s failure to pay for certain home healthcare services over the course of six weeks in 2015. , 2015
  • Enforcement of Liquidated Damages Clause in Franchise Commercial Lease Represented a franchisor in a case where a franchisee tenant defaulted in a lease that contained a liquidated damages clause, resulting in over $1 million owed to the landlord. In the commercial lease context, a liquidated damages clause may provide for an acceleration of future rents owed following the early termination of the lease. , 2016


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Office Location for Howard S. Goldman

160 Gould Street
Suite 320
Needham, MA 02494

Phone: 781-816-2771

Fax: 781-239-8909

Last Updated: 5/25/2022

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