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Goldman named to inaugural Go To Lawyers Power List for commercial real estate


Plunkett Cooney partner Howard B. Goldman was recently named to the inaugural Go To Lawyers Power List for commercial real estate as determined by Michigan Lawyers Weekly (MiLW).

A member of the firm’s Bloomfield Hills office, Goldman joins an exclusive group of five Michigan attorneys from among MiLW’s expanded list of Go To Lawyers for commercial litigation as published in June. A profile of Goldman will be included in the Dec. 18 print edition of MiLW, a news publication that covers the state’s legal community.

Michigan’s Go To Lawyers is a nomination-based program that recognizes the top lawyers from across the state in given areas of practice. An editorial committee chose the “Go To Lawyers Power List” from those who were recognized in the areas of negligence, commercial real estate, construction law and business litigation this year.

According to MiLW, the “Go To Lawyer” designation is based on experience, expertise and track records of success. The review includes size and scope of litigation or transactional practices, high referral rates based on expertise and accomplishments, and creative problem solving that identifies all options for clients. Nominated lawyers are those whose colleagues would refer to a business associate, friend or use themselves in a particular field of expertise.

A member of Plunkett Cooney’s Business Transactions & Planning Practice Group, Goldman has over 35 years of experience negotiating and representing borrowers, lenders, landlords and tenants in all aspects of commercial real estate transactions. He handles finance, sale-leaseback and commercial leases and build to suit transactions, and he assist clients with the purchase and financing of commercial properties and the creation and renovation of corporate campuses and relocations. Goldman also negotiated with lenders regarding COVID-19 and its impact on hospitality and retail properties. He also works with a number of clients in Michigan’s cannabis industry.

Admitted to practice in Michigan, Illinois and New York, Goldman received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985. He is a member of the Illinois and New York State bar associations and the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan. He also serves as the Michigan Chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago in 1982.

Members of Plunkett Cooney’s Business Transactions & Planning Practice Group represent business organizations of all types, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and joint ventures among others through all phases of business. The firm’s attorneys have decades of experience and offer legal services in the areas of general corporate law, licensing and real estate law, including purchases, sales, leasing, land development and the financing transactions associated with such matters.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business law and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 130 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information about Howard Goldman’s inclusion on the 2023 MiLW Power List of Go To Lawyers for commercial real estate, contact the firm’s Director of Marketing and Business Development John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008;