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Michael Goldstein
Works at Phillips Law Offices, LLC
Attended Massachusetts School of Law
Lives in Saugus
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Cool new infographic on how to file bankruptcy
This infographic created by one of our bankruptcy lawyers, Attorney Goldstein simplifies the process of obtaining a fresh start and achieving debt relief through the legal system. Posted in Bankruptcy. Leave a Reply. Click here to cancel reply. Name (required). Mail (will not be published) ...
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Which direction is the second line meant to be read?
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Discussion about the wage act and how employees can get 3 times there pay if the employer is late.
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The statistics on employment discrimination are in fact quite staggering.
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Check out our new blog post on student loan and bankruptcy reform needed.
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New Blog on the Horror of HAMP Modifications 5 years later
My father always said, “Uncontrolled pleasure always comes with a price.” He was talking about drinking too much in college and getting a hangover but this learning lesson is best way of explaining why we are facing the horror of HAMP which is going to hurt like a hangover.
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New Blog on how to prepare for an unemployment hearing
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Check out this new blog post about retaliation at work for demanding to be paid on time.
If your company takes adverse actions against you because you complained about your pay or benefits be provided that you are entitled to, that is considered retaliation and is unlawful.
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New blog post on wrongful termination in Massachusetts employment cases
Your employer can fire you for any reason or no reason at all, so long as the reason is not an unlawful reason for termination such as employment discrimination or violation of the whistle blower laws.
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While I can certainly understand the need for employees to speak English fluently, it never made any sense to me why one should hide the fact that they have an added skill such as speaking a foreign language.  In fact, most employers should take steps to find out who can speak other languages and use this to their advantage in marketing efforts to attract more customers or clients.
An employer can only require an employee to speak fluent English if fluency in English is necessary to perform the job effectively. An “English-only rule”, which requires employees to speak only English on the job, is only allowed if it is needed to ensure the safe or efficient operation of the ...
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Check out our new blog on Tax liens in bankruptcy
Tax liens can be removed in a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy case. They may be able to be removed by negotiating with the IRS too.
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Good stuff.  Bankruptcy is often very effective in discharging the tax and rendering the lien largely meaningless.
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Discussion about how different jurisdictions have handled lien strips in Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
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The expiration of the mortgage forgiveness relief act may trigger more bankruptcy filings. Instead of short selling a home or allowing the home to be foreclosed and incurring a taxable event, a Chapter 7 bankruptcy will discharge mortgage debt, and eliminate the tax event of debt forgiveness.
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Cathy, you hit the nail on the head.  Hopefully, homeowners will do a little research on their own to learn about the pros and cons of short sales before they get in trouble..
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Bankruptcy Lawyer and consumer advacate
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bankruptcy litigation, legal research, being a great dad!
Employment
  • Phillips Law Offices, LLC
    Lawyer - Partner, 2 - present
  • Law Office of Goldstein and Clegg
    Attorney - Partner, 5 - present
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Saugus
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Consumer debt attorney, father and friend
Introduction
I am a bankruptcy attorney who practices in Saugus Massachusetts.  In my free time, I love to travel with my family too.
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Been published in Southern New England Law Journal
Education
  • Massachusetts School of Law
    Law, 2002 - 2005
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Finance and Operations Management, 1996 - 2000
  • Peabody High School
    1991 - 1995
  • Peabody Veterans Memorial
    1993 - 1995
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