Matthew A. Goldberg Partner & General Counsel

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About Matt

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Matt Goldberg is well known for his ability to assist clients across an impressive array of practice areas. From litigation, alternative dispute resolution and bankruptcy, to corporate, real estate, employment and intellectual property law, Matt has worked with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals.

Matt co-founded Lotus Law Group in 2018, and served as its general counsel and lead attorney. Matt also previously served as general counsel of Emerge Law Group and practiced at K&L Gates in Portland.

Matt litigates in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, tax court, and various courts of appeals, as well as in front of administrative agencies. Matt is among the most experienced attorneys nationwide in representing cannabis and hemp industry clients in civil litigation, arbitration and mediation.

Matt is a former extern to the Honorable Elizabeth L. Perris (ret.) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar’s Debtor-Creditor Section. Matt is also a former Editorial Board member and Associate Editor of the ABA publication Litigation News. Prior to becoming an attorney, Matt was a journalist for magazines and newspapers, including the Village Voice, the Providence Journal Bulletin and Premiere magazine. He was also as an Internet company executive and magazine and book editor in New York City.

A Leading Litigator

Over the years, Matt has presented at numerous meetings of the Cannabis and Psychedelics Law Section and the Debtor-Creditor Section of the Oregon State Bar. Matt was a regular contributor to the Debtor-Creditor Section newsletter and co-authored an update to the OSB Barbooks chapter on Bankruptcy Litigation. Matt is also a former columnist for Marijuana Venture magazine.

Away from the office, Matt is a prolific painter, focusing mostly on mixed-media abstract works. Matt also plays guitar and produces experimental electronic music and dabbles in programming and web development. He enjoys spending time with his family and loves the Oregon coast, animals and NY pizza.

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Fast Facts


  • Lewis & Clark Law School (J.D.)
  • University of Massachusetts  (M.A.)
  • Binghamton University (B.A.)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Oregon State Bar, 2005
  • Washington State Bar, 2006
  • New York  State Bar, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington
  • U.S. Tax Court

More About Matt

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  • Super Lawyers, (2022 – 2024)
  • “Rising Star” Lawyer, Super Lawyers 2013 – 2015
  • Ethics Committee of the International Cannabis Bar Association (“INCBA”)
  • painting, music, guitar, producing experimental electronic music, computer programming and web development

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