Marshall F. Goldberg


Marshall F. Goldberg is the managing partner and a founder of Glass & Goldberg. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science and was a member of the Dean’s Honor List throughout his university tenure. He graduated from Loyola University School of Law, Los Angeles in 1979 with Honors.

Marshall’s expertise includes both litigation and transactional matters in the areas of commercial finance law, regulatory compliance with lender licensing, corporate restructuring, equipment leasing, secured and unsecured transactions, creditor rights, real estate, commercial mortgage back securities, and insolvency law. He specializes in the representation of creditors, servicers and real estate owners, including major banks, equipment lessors, credit and capital corporations, factors, merchant cash advance companies, finance companies, thrifts and other funding sources and lenders. Mr. Goldberg has served as lead counsel in well over one hundred major trials. He has been an active member, speaker, writer and leader for many years in financial institution associations, including the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (“ELFA”), the National Vehicle Leasing Association (“NVLA”) and the National Equipment Finance Association (“NEFA”), and its predecessors.

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Marshall Goldberg and Glass & Goldberg were showcased in the December 2011 issue of Forbes Magazine, as the Magazine’s exclusive Southern California choice for outstanding lawyer and lawfirm in the area of Bankruptcy, Property, Commercial and Creditor/Debtor Rights law.

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Marshall has been selected for over 10 consecutive years for inclusion in "Super Lawyers," (Press Release) which represents no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state. Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers, chosen from a rigorous, multiphase process, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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Marshall is the recipient of the annual "Edward A. Groobert Award for Legal Excellence” presented on behalf of ELFA and its Legal Committee. This is the highest award given to an attorney by the organization and the recipient is selected by peers belonging to a vast national network of in house and outside counsel representing the finance industry.

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Marshall has earned the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell

For ELFA, Marshall has served on the Legal Committee, the Credit and Collections Management Committee, and as a member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Equipment Lease Financing. He is currently the Chairman of the Professional Development, Education and Information Sub-Committee for the ELFA Legal Committee. He is responsible for developing, organizing, managing and editing the Legal Website, which includes an online compendium of legal issues pertaining to the 50 States, “What’s New in the Law”, and the “Catalogue of Legal Information”. He developed and now chairs and monitors the Legal Listserve, an online forum for attorneys to discuss pertinent legal issues on a daily basis. Marshall is co-author and co-editor of the Executive Guide to Remedies, and the Executive Guide to Lease Documentation.

Marshall also extensively speaks and instructs within the legal and business communities. He has given numerous educational and strategic seminars throughout the United States on subjects including Loan and Lease Enforcement, Mixed Collateral, Fraud Prevention, Creditors’ Rights in Bankruptcy, the Seller Assisted Marketing Plan Act (SAMP), Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, and the Uniform Personal Property Leasing Act. He is a regular panel speaker at a multitude of legal education seminars for the commercial financial services industry on such topics as the Uniform Commercial Code and real property secured transactions. He provides annual legal update presentations for financial association lawyers, including written summaries of current case and statutory law. Also, Marshall frequently speaks to bar associations on the topics of pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies and bankruptcy. Marshall’s legal writings include publications on topics relating to commonly litigated contractual provisions, on the Uniform Commercial Code and on collateral preservation and disposition..

Marshall currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Bar Provisional and Post Judgment Remedies Section, and is a member of the Commercial and Bankruptcy Sections of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Financial Lawyers’ Conference and the State Bar of California.

Marshall has earned the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell.