Eric Golden maintains a full-time law practice helping his clients find innovative solutions for their business disputes.

As both a litigator and bankruptcy attorney, Eric has advised his clients in business deals and represented their interests in court for over 22 years. Eric’s approach to problem solving centers around deep understanding of his clients’ business and application of his legal acumen to help them achieve the business objectives they value most.

In his bankruptcy practice, Eric focuses on representing creditors, including financial institutions, special servicers, private equity groups and other non-traditional lenders as well as other secured and unsecured creditors in state and federal court litigation, chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, and in out-of-court workouts and resolutions. He has represented creditors’ committees, receivers, bankruptcy trustees, indenture trustees, examiners, landlords and equipment lessors. Eric has served clients in multiple industries including real estate, health care, construction, retail, auto finance and hospitality, among others.

As a commercial litigator, Eric has tried jury trials and bench trials to verdict and on appeal. Seasoned in complex civil cases of all types, Eric’s litigation practice is primarily focused on representing clients in disputes involving real estate, mortgage foreclosure and commercial evictions. Eric also has experience in unique business litigation involving securities fraud, Ponzi schemes, lender liability, and complex guardianship, probate and trust proceedings.

Eric has spoken on numerous panels on several bankruptcy and litigation issues in venues across the country.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®️, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law since 2021, Banking and Finance Law since 2023, Commercial Litigation since 2023, Litigation- Bankruptcy since 2023
  • Named, Lawdragon 500 Leading U.S. Bankruptcy and Restructuring Lawyers (2022-2023)
  • Named, Chambers USA, Bankruptcy/Restructuring (2013-2023)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy: Business (2013-2019), Business Litigation since 2020
  • Florida Trend, "Legal Elite," Bankruptcy & Workout (2016-2019), Business Law (2021)
  • Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Columbus Academy, Ohio (2014)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights (2011-2012)
  • Columbus Jewish Community Center, Jewish Sports Hall of Fame Inductee (2008)




Professional & Community

Civic Activities

  • UCF Athletic Association, Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • Florida Citrus Sports, Associate Board of Directors (2016-2018)
  • UCF College of Business, Dean's Advisory Board (2018)
  • For Kids Sake Foundation, Former President
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida, Former Board Member
  • American Heart Association, Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team Member (2015-2016)
  • University of Central Florida Dugout Club, Committee Member (2009-2016)

Professional Activities

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association


Legal Practice Assistant

Marianne P. Lucca-Cruz
(407) 540-6606

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