Darren M. Goldman

Senior Attorney

Phone: (561) 449-2323

Fax: (561) 982-8985

Email: darren.goldman@mhllp.com


Darren Goldman is a seasoned litigator with over ten years of experience handling complex commercial disputes at both the trial and appellate level.

Darren’s practice focuses on complex civil and appellate litigation, including the areas of structured finance, product liability, fraudulent transfer, beachfront property, restructuring, and general business disputes. He has appeared before state, federal, and bankruptcy courts in New York and Florida, as well as before the First and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. Darren is a creative thinker and problem solver who enjoys collaborating with his colleagues and clients to develop innovative (and cost-effective) solutions to difficult situations, but he is not afraid to take a case to trial or appeal when necessary or in the client’s best interest.

Prior to joining McDowell Hetherington, Darren worked at a prominent international law firm in New York City and at regional Florida-based law firm. He also served as a law clerk for a federal District Court judge and federal Circuit Court judge in Rhode Island and Puerto Rico, respectively.

Outside of his legal practice, Darren enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife, two daughters, and maltipoo. As a proud University of Florida graduate, he also enjoys cheering on his Gators in all kinds of weather.

  • Law Clerk for the Hon. Juan R. Torruella, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2014-2015)
  • Law Clerk for the Hon. William E. Smith, U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island (2012-2013)
  • Represented a judgment-creditor before Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal, resulting in a published opinion affirming the judgment and incorporating, for the first time, federal law on fraudulent transfer into Florida’s fraudulent transfer jurisprudence.
  • Represented a leading music corporation accused of conspiracy, defamation, assault, and battery, resulting in a complete victory at the motion to dismiss stage.
  • Represented a not-for-profit corporation tasked with operating a condominium’s recreational facilities in a foreclosure action against one of its members who failed to pay assessments, resulting in a jury verdict in favor of our client after a three-day trial.
  • Was part of a coalition of attorneys defending various beachfront landowners in an action by Walton County seeking to declare public “customary use” over the landowners’ private dry-sand beach, helping to achieve a settlement in which customary use was found not to exist on our clients’ properties.
  • Represented a health-food company in a class-action lawsuit which alleged false and deceptive labeling with respect to the products’ carbohydrates, and achieved a settlement in which our client was not obligated to pay class damages.
  • Was part of a team representing an ad hoc committee of creditors with holdings in excess of $2 billion in Puerto Rico bonds, helping to achieve a recovery of over ninety cents on the dollar in one of the first uses of Title III of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA).
  • Was part of a team representing one of the largest financial institutions in the world against Wall Street sponsors of residential mortgage-backed securities, assisting in achieving a settlement in the mid-nine figures.
  • Was part of a team representing trustees and investors seeking recovery for breaches of representations and warranties stemming from residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • Was part of a team representing the Commonwealth of the Bahamas in a dispute over air-traffic fees, resulting in a favorable ruling before the Department of Transportation.
  • Not Every Communication With Your Attorney Is Privileged – Allen Levine & Darren Goldman, Daily Business Review, May 19, 2021.
  • Don’t Let the Expert’s Communications Become Discoverable – Allen Levine & Darren Goldman, Today’s General Counsel, Fall 2020.
  • Why Remote Depositions Are Likely Here to Stay – LAW360, August 21, 2020.
  • The FDA and the Regulation of Social Media – John Sullivan, Michael Planell, & Darren Goldman, Corp. Couns., June 27, 2012.
  • Darren M. Goldman, Note, Resolving a Three-Way Circuit Split: Why Unauthorized Rental Drivers Should Be Denied Fourth Amendment Standing, 89 B.U. L. REV. 1687 (2009)
  • Florida
  • New York
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eleventh Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2007
  • University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration/Finance, magna cum laude, 2007