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, and his J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Goldman is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, the 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.
New England Condominium, How Will Your Community be Affected?, quoted regarding legal and legislative updates
Condo Media, Amending Condominium Documents Road Blocks and Best Practices
Washington Post, D.C. Should Learn from Arlington’s Mistakes on Airbnb Regulations
Condo Media- Shared responsibility, Understanding Your Rights and Obligations in a Shared Living Arrangement
New England Condominium, Condo Surveillance and the Law
New England Condominium, Choosing an Attorney For Your Association
New England Condominium, Q&A: Voting by Proxy
New England Condominium, Medical Marijuana and the Law
New England Condominium, Q&A: Invasion of Privacy
New England Condominium, The Rise of Airbnb
New England Condominium, Transfer of Power
New England Condominium, Converting Your Rental Income Property
New England Condominium, Q&A: Peeping Tom
Boston Business Journal, quoted on liability and damages
IREM Seminar, How to Prevail in the Courts During These Pandemic Times
New England Real Estate Journal Radio, quoted on slip and fall protections
CAI Seminar, Meetings/Proxies
CAI New England Condominium Expos
CAI Webinar, Association Governance and Operations
NEREJ Radio, quoted condominium law and real estate matters
Radio Entrepreneurs Show, quoted on pitfalls of legal and commercial real estate
IEEE Boston Consultants Network, Collection Strategies for Professionals
Legal Update Lunch Seminars to various property managers
IREM Seminar, Traps for the Unwary Property Manager