Barbara M. Goodstein is a partner in the Global Finance practice of Mayer Brown's New York office.

Barbara's experience consists of commercial and structured financing of transactions for a wide range of asset types, including auto, trade, health care, timeshare and lease receivables, sports franchises, intellectual property, transportation equipment (including aircraft, aircraft engines, railcars and vessels), technology, medical, communications, office and construction equipment, and marine and inter-modal containers. She also has extensive debt workout and restructuring experience primarily representing senior creditors and syndicate groups, bondholders, and secured creditors both in and out of bankruptcy; foreclosures, DIP and exit financing; contested and consensual bankruptcy matters; and other financial and legal restructurings.

Barbara is recognized in Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Super Lawyers as a leading lawyer. Chambers USA notes that she "is an expert in innovative restructuring and esoteric asset classes, such as timeshare, intellectual property and medical equipment."

Barbara is a featured columnist for The New York Law Journal's "Secured Transactions" section, a Fellow and former Regent of the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and a former member of the Board of Editors of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal (published by Thomson Reuters/West in coordination with Penn State University Dickinson School of Law) and of LJN's Equipment Leasing Newsletter (published by American Law Media). She also previously served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA), the national trade association for the equipment finance industry, and is currently a member of ELFA's Legal Committee as well as its Subcommittee on Air, Rail and Marine. Barbara has been recognized as an outstanding lawyer by ELFA, having received ELFA's Legal Committee Edward A. Groobert Excellence in Leasing Award in 2015. Barbara is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and recently chaired a Task Force for the ABA Committee on Structured Finance and Securitization. She also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library.

Barbara is a member of the Mayer Brown Women's Leadership Committee, Co-Chair of the New York Women's Forum and is Co-Chair of the Attorney Training Committee - Transactional Training.


New York University School of Law, JD

Barnard College, Columbia University, BA, cum laude with distinction

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  • New York


  • Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys
  • American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Commercial Law Subcommittee
  • Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Air, Rail and Marine Subcommittee (formerly a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the ELFA)
  • Former Editorial Board Member, LJN Equipment Leasing Newsletter
  • Former Editorial Board Member, Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal
  • Member of the ELFA Legal Committee
  • Chaired a Task Force for the ABA Committee on Structured Finance and Securitization