Shapiro Sher partner elected president of Bankruptcy Bar


Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler announced May 11 Richard M. Goldberg, a partner in the firm’s bankruptcy practice, has been installed as president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland. Goldberg’s term will continue until May 2013.

Goldberg, who previously served as both vice president and treasurer of the association, is listed in Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America among the leading bankruptcy and creditors’ rights attorneys in the country. Shapiro Sher’s bankruptcy practice group, headed by Joel I. Sher, is also recognized in Chambers USA as well as in Best Law Firms, which is published jointly by the U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers.

Goldberg’s practice concentrates in bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, workouts and commercial litigation. He represents financial institutions, developers, retail chains, homebuilders, commercial landlords, specialty lending institutions, trustees, insurance companies and government agencies in Chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, and large Chapter 7 liquidations. He also represents parties seeking to acquire assets from bankruptcy estates and parties in commercial litigation.

Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler is based in Baltimore, Md., with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1972, the firm is nationally known for its practices in business law, banking and finance, litigation, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. Last year it was named the Top Mid-sized Law Firm in Maryland for Business and Transactions by Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters. Additionally, the 2012 edition of Chambers USA ranks Shapiro Sher among the leading three firms for bankruptcy litigation in Maryland.

Source: Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler