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Jonathan R. Goldsmith, Esq.
Jonathan R. Goldsmith received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in 1983. He obtained his legal education at Western New England School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1986. Since 2005, Mr. Goldsmith has been a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee. He is rated “AV”, the highest rating, for ethical standards and legal ability by Martindale Hubbell.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Goldsmith has concentrated his legal practice in the area of commercial law, corporate and real estate law.
Mr. Goldsmith has served as a panelist and lecturer on a number of bankruptcy and bankruptcy related programs. He is a member of the Massachusetts and Hampden County Bar Associations, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Commercial Law League of America where he served as Chair of the New England District from 1998-1999. Mr. Goldsmith is a past Chair of the Hampden County Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee. In 2003, Mr. Goldsmith became Board Certified – Consumer Bankruptcy Law – American Board of Certification.
In October 2013, Mr. Goldsmith was selected as the first recipient of the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Massachusetts Pro Bono Award for Western Massachusetts. He has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine, and in 2009 was designated on of the Top 100 Attorneys in Massachusetts as published in Boston Magazine’s Super Lawyers’ section.
Thomas E. Argenio, Esq.
Thomas E. Argenio received his undergraduate degree from St. Michael’s College in 1980 and his law degree from Western New England School of Law in 1983. In 1984, Attorney Argenio and Attorney Katz formed a law partnership and established their office in downtown Springfield, where he has practiced ever since.
Attorney Argenio handles the divorce and family law matters as well as the criminal, personal injury and civil litigation cases for the firm. Additionally, he is involved in the real estate practice representing both buyers and sellers of real estate.
His domestic relations practice covers representation in areas of family law including divorce, custody disputes, contempts, modifications and restraining orders. Attorney Argenio frequently practices in the Probate and Family Courts of Hampden and Hampshire Counties and has practiced before the judges of the other counties as well.
Attorney Argenio handles all of the firm’s criminal matters. These include domestic matters, drug cases, driving under the influence matters, and assault and battery cases. He also represents both plaintiffs and defendants in civil litigation matters in the district, housing and superior courts. Whether you are a business or an individual involved in a contract dispute, consumer matter or other civil action, your interests will be advanced and protected.
Attorney Argenio represents injured plaintiffs in auto accident cases, slip and fall cases, and other negligence actions. He will insure that your claim will be handled with compassion and care so that you will achieve the best possible result either through mediation, arbitration or trial.
In addition to his private practice, Attorney Argenio was appointed City Prosecutor in 1988 for the City of Chicopee and remained so for several years. He also represented the City of Chicopee handling civil matters as an Associate City Solicitor. Attorney Argenio is also an adjunct professor at Elms College where he teaches criminal law and advanced criminal law.
Edward J. Partyka, Esq.
Edward J. Partyka serves as of counsel to Goldsmith, Katz & Argenio, applying over twenty years of legal experience to the firm’s bankruptcy, civil and criminal law areas of practice. Attorney Partyka joined the firm on April 1, 2010.
Attorney Partyka’s practice includes administrative law, appeals, bankruptcy, business and commercial law, civil litigation, constitutional law, criminal law, discrimination, estate planning, family law, government law, municipal law, probate administration, real estate transactions, zoning, subdivision and related land use matters.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Art’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctorate Degree from Boston University, Attorney Partyka commenced his practice of law with a mid-sized Springfield law firm. He was subsequently employed as corporate/real estate development counsel by a large restaurant franchisee (over 215 properties). Attorney Partyka thereafter returned to private practice, focusing on appeals, complex motion practice, and serving as special counsel in a variety of litigation matters. Attorney Partyka also served as a Magisterial Intern at the Massachusetts Division of Administrative Appeals.
Attorney Partyka resides in the Berkshires with his wife and several Shelties. He served as a volunteer Zoning Board Member for many years, and is a tournament chess player – having competed in numerous World Opens.
Attorney Partyka is admitted to practice before the state courts in Massachusetts and New York, as well as the Federal District Court in Massachusetts.
His appellate cases include:
- Claudio v. City of Chicopee, 81 Mass.App.Ct. 544 (2012)
- Psy-Ed Corp. v. Klein, 459 Mass. 697 (2011) (amicus curiae)
- In re Fiorillo, 455 B.R. 297 (D.Mass., 2011)
- DiGregorio v. Registrar of Motor Vehicles, 78 Mass.App.Ct. 775 (2011)
- Hanson v. Cadwell Crossing, LLC, 66 Mass.App.Ct. 497 (2006)
- Van Renselaar v. City of Springfield, Mass.App.Ct. 104 (2003)
- Bassette v. Bartolucci, 38 Mass.App.Ct. 732 (1995)