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Michael A. Goldsmith

Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Civil Litigation

Education

Northeastern University
JD., 1991

Princeton University
B.A., 1985

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 1991

U.S. District Court,
District of
Massachusetts, 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals,
First Circuit, 1995

Member

Dukes County
Bar Association

Massachusetts
Bar Association


Michael A. Goldsmith

Director



Michael Goldsmith joined Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC as an associate in 2000, and became a director in 2005. Mr. Goldsmith has extensive experience in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation, zoning, and land use. He has been named a “Super Lawyer”, one of 10 in New England for municipal counsel, in 2013-2015. He has tried dozens of cases to a conclusion in the Federal, Superior, Land, and District Courts, and has appeared before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Goldsmith currently serves as appointed counsel to the County of Dukes County.

Prior to joining Reynolds, Rappaport & Kaplan, Mr. Goldsmith served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Boston Law Department, where he represented municipal employees in the federal and state courts.  He was also in private practice as an associate with a large firm in Boston as a commercial litigator, and with a small Boston firm as criminal defense attorney.  Mr. Goldsmith also served as law clerk to the Honorable Mel L. Greenberg of the Massachusetts Appeals Court in 1991-1992, and to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1994.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Goldsmith served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association from 2009 until 2013 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

Personal:

Prior to joining Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, Mr. Goldsmith was a long-time summer resident of Chilmark.  He now lives in Oak Bluffs, and has a daughter.


Michael A. Goldsmith

Director



Michael A. Goldsmith Michael Goldsmith joined Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, LLC as an associate in 2000, and became a director in 2005. Mr. Goldsmith has extensive experience in the areas of municipal law, civil litigation, zoning, and land use. He has been named a “Super Lawyer”, one of 10 in New England for municipal counsel, in 2013-2015. He has tried dozens of cases to a conclusion in the Federal, Superior, Land, and District Courts, and has appeared before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Mr. Goldsmith currently serves as appointed counsel to the County of Dukes County.

Prior to joining Reynolds, Rappaport & Kaplan, Mr. Goldsmith served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Boston Law Department, where he represented municipal employees in the federal and state courts.  He was also in private practice as an associate with a large firm in Boston as a commercial litigator, and with a small Boston firm as criminal defense attorney.  Mr. Goldsmith also served as law clerk to the Honorable Mel L. Greenberg of the Massachusetts Appeals Court in 1991-1992, and to the Honorable Patti B. Saris of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in 1994.

Community Involvement:

Mr. Goldsmith served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association from 2009 until 2013 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Martha’s Vineyard Community Services.

Personal:

Prior to joining Reynolds, Rappaport, Kaplan & Hackney, Mr. Goldsmith was a long-time summer resident of Chilmark.  He now lives in Oak Bluffs, and has a daughter.


Practice Areas

Municipal Law
Civil Litigation

Education

Northeastern University
JD., 1991

Princeton University
B.A., 1985

Bar Admission

Massachusetts, 1991

U.S. District Court,
District of
Massachusetts, 1992

U.S. Court of Appeals,
First Circuit, 1995

Member

Dukes County
Bar Association

Massachusetts
Bar Association


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