Louis A. Goodman - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Louis A. Goodman

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 617-573-4830

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 is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable. He also is included on numerous best-lawyer lists and is a frequent speaker on legal and financial topics. Mr. Goodman was named “Best Lawyers’ 2014 Boston Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year.”

Columbia CollegeAB Harvard UniversityMA Harvard Law SchoolJ.D.

Client Comments

"Lou Goodman is an excellent advisor and counsel with great judgment and knowledge. He is one the best M&A counsel that I know and have had the pleasure to work with."

"Louis Goodman is very responsive, thoughtful, honest, and totally reliable. He is also very effective in delivering the firm's global resources when needed. He is a first-class, first-call, go-to lawyer in the M&A arena."

-Georges Azzam
Société Générale Group

"Lou Goodman is an excellent advisor and counsel with great judgment and knowledge. He is one the best M&A counsel that I know and had the pleasure to work with."

"Lou is the best lawyer with whom I have worked. He provides top-rate legal knowledge and experience with sound business judgment. He is absolutely trustworthy and ethical."

Office Location

500 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Mergers and Acquisitions Law of the Boston Metro Area
Louis A. Goodman has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law