|Judge Goodman is of council to the law firm Kelly Drye & Warren in
Mr. Goodman's practice focuses on restructuring and creditors??
rights and bankruptcy. In his capacity as Trustee, bankruptcy
attorney, Judge and mediator/arbitrator, he has had broad experience
in negotiating settlements of large, complex corporate disputes and
has been involved in numerous liquidations of large industries which
include social and environmental issues.
Served as United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of
Maine, 1981-2001, and Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy
Court for the District of Maine, 1990-97.
Recently, Judge Goodman has been appointed by the United States
District Court for the Southern District of New York as receiver for
PMCC Calpine of New England, Inc. to operate and liquidate two gas
turbine power plants, one in Tiverton, Rhode Island and one in
In addition, Judge Goodman has been selected as the liquidating
trustee in the Bethlehem Steel chapter 11 cases, which are pending
in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of
New York, and LTV Copperweld, which is pending in the Northern
District of Ohio, reorganized RFS, a holding company for Reliance
Insurance Company of Pennsylvania, and RGH [Reliance Group
Holdings]. Judge Goodman has also been involved in numerous
bankruptcy cases representing creditors such as, JPMorgan Chase,
Wells Fargo, HSBC and American Stock Transfer: National Steel,
Agway, Inc., Budget Rent-a-Car, Conseco Inc., Coho Energy, Adelphia
Business Solutions, Spectrasite, Hayes Lemmerz, Weirton Steel,
Maxxim Medical, Kellstrom Industries, Kmart, Classic Cable and U.S.
Presided over courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New
York, the District of Massachusetts, the District of New Hampshire,
the Southern District of Florida, the District of Puerto Rico and
the Middle District of Louisiana in cases involving a wide variety
of industries, including airlines, automotive, public utilities,
real estate, retail, telecommunications, radio and television
broadcasting, farming, agricultural cooperatives,
poultry-processing, restaurant, shipbuilding and transportation.
Prior to his appointment as a Judge, Judge Goodman acted as a
Trustee in more than 5,000 bankruptcy cases from 1962 to 1981. As a
Trustee, he liquidated assets in every kind of business, including,
poultry processing plants, agricultural entities, heavy construction
equipment, radio and television stations, automobile agencies and
many others. He also prosecuted all phases of litigation to recover
fraudulent transfers, preferential transfers, officers and directors
liabilities??suits and objections to claims.
Involved in teaching programs in Mexico, Poland, Latvia, Slovenia,
Slovakia and Thailand and has taught at programs in the United
States to visitors from Belarus, People’s Republic of China, The
Ukraine, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Africa. Many of these
teaching programs were prepared in conjunction with his work with
organizations such as USAID, Meridian International, World Bank,
American Bankruptcy Institute, National Conference of Bankruptcy
Judges, Deloitte Touche and the Recovery Group.
Practiced commercial and insolvency law in Maine for 20 years prior
to judicial appointments.
Involved as mediator and arbitrator in numerous cases for the Courts
in the Southern District of New York and the District of Delaware,
Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy
Former Member and Governor of National Conference of Bankruptcy
Former Member of Commercial Law League
Former Director, Member of the Executive Committee, and Vice
President for International Development for the American Bankruptcy
Former Member of the Board of Directors of Insol International
Member of the Advisory Board of the St. John's University School of
Law, Bankruptcy LL.M. program
Boston University, JD