Daniel J. Goldberg is a member of RIW’s Litigation Department and practices principally in the areas of construction litigation and business disputes. He recently served as Chair of the Specialty Trade Contractors and Supplier section of The American Bar Association’s Forum on The Construction Industry.

Mr. Goldberg has more than twenty five years of experience handling issues arising from general business contract disputes and construction projects at both the state and federal levels. His representation includes national suppliers in connection with significant bond and lien claims, and he has developed a unique bond and lien process for major suppliers which efficiently tracks multiple matters at the same time. Mr. Goldberg has written extensively about and teaches seminars on bonds, liens, and credit issues and spends extensive portions of his practice drafting, negotiating, mediating and litigating contracts.

While at Suffolk University Law School, Mr. Goldberg was a member of the National Moot Court Team. He was also a Contributing Author and served as Comment Editor of the Suffolk University Transnational Law Journal.  After graduating from law school, Mr. Goldberg served a clerkship with Chief Justice Frederic Allen of the Vermont Supreme Court.


B.A. College of William & Mary, 1981 High Honors

J.D. Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1986 

Bar & Court Admission

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Vermont Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas


  • Battling Bankruptcy, (November 2011)
  • Position Yourself for Payment, (October 2011)
  • Dispute Resolution 101, (September 2011)
  • Time Out for a Quick Legal Audit, (August 2011)
  • So, You've Been Sued?, (June 2011)
  • Completing Bond Claim Documentation, (May 2011)
  • I've Made a Bond Claim, Now What?, (April 2011) 
  • If a Job is Bonded, Are You Certain You'll Be Paid?, (March 2011) 
  • You Mean I Can't Lein the Job?, (February 2011) 
  • Who Owns Whose Contract Terms?, (January 2011)
  • Getting Paid in the Construction Industry for Your Work and Materials in a Down Economy, New England Real Estate Journal (October 2008)
  • Identify Contract Terms Early to Ensure You Get Paid, Banker & Tradesman (July 2008)
  • Liens and Bonds: Getting Paid
  • Attorney Helps Clients Conquer Challenges with Commitment

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator: Tough Litigation Tactics in Tough Economic Times: What are you Encountering and How Do You Respond?, (April 2011)
  • Leader: Boston chapter of multi-city syndicated ABA Forum event, (November 2009)
  • Presenter: Legal Ways to Get Out of a Contract, (June 2006)