MICHAEL GOLBURGH – COUNSELOR, NEGOTIATOR, LITIGATOR, and TRIAL ATTORNEY – has been a licensed attorney since 1998 and has concentrated his practice on family law cases since 2006. Through training and experience, Michael is aware that when a client is addressing issues of divorce or child custody, with all of the risks and opportunities involved, it is an emergency situation for the client and of paramount importance. Only when attorney and client effectively collaborate and maintain this level of intensity and focus will the best outcome be achieved. In this office, nothing less is acceptable.
Michael became interested in family law (both theory and practice) during his law school years, which led him to intern at the Family Law Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services, where he was introduced to the dynamics of the high conflict child custody case. He also completed an internship with the Honorable Isaac Borenstein in the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he was taught civil litigation by a true master of the craft. Michael then completed clinical training in the Domestic Violence Institute of Northeastern University School of Law.
In addition to family law experience — both counseling and litigation — Michael also has experience in financial and investment matters. He earned a Master of Laws in Taxation at Boston University School of Law (where he focused on trusts and estates, tax controversies, and retirement plans) and a graduate certificate in personal financial planning (on-line) so as to acquire additional competencies in investments, insurance, and retirement planning. With this knowledge and experience, Michael brings to the table a powerful skill set that adds significant value to his divorce clients, who may be presented with issues involving the division of assets, family and closely-held business interests, and complex investment structures.
Colleagues describe Michael as very good at collaborating, listening and understanding the needs and interests of clients, while having the ability to strategize, make reasonable predictions about the future, and be methodical and calculating in his execution of a plan of attack and defense. He is also known to utilize creative approaches to furthering his client’s interest, and is adept at thinking both inside and outside the box. These skills are supported by his excellent judgment, unstoppable motivation to succeed, and absolute loyalty to his client.
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