Attorney Howard S. Goldman

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.

Published Works

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

Other Media

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

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