Louis A. Goodman

Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Corporate, Securities and Finance Law


T: +1.617.573.4830


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Louis Goodman is a senior attorney in the Boston office of Skadden, Arps. He works on a wide range of corporate matters, from restructurings, financings and acquisitions to white collar criminal defense.

Mr. Goodman has represented clients in some of their most significant transactions — many that have industry-wide and sometimes worldwide significance. He also has represented start-up companies and investors in smaller transactions.

He frequently represents companies in mergers and acquisitions, including Novell, Inc. in an unsolicited proposal to acquire the company and its subsequent $2.2 billion acquisition by Attachmate Corporation; BJ Services Company in its $5.5 billion acquisition by Baker Hughes Incorporated; Tele Atlas N.V. in its $4.2 billion acquisition by TomTomNV; and Textron Inc. in its $1.1 billion acquisition of United Industrial Corporation.

He successfully defended TravelCenters of America LLC and RMR Hospitality and Real Estate Fund in two separate proxy contests brought on by activist hedge funds.

Mr. Goodman was named “Best Lawyers’ 2014 Boston Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year.” He is consistently recognized for excellence by numerous publications.

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J.D., Harvard Law School

M.A., Harvard University

A.B., Columbia College