Alvin S. Nathanson

  • Managing Partner


Boston, MA





Alvin S. Nathanson is the Managing Partner of Nathanson & Goldberg. Attorney Nathanson practices in all areas of General Law with his principal area of concentration being civil litigation. He has extensive experience in civil litigation, government contract litigation, foreclosures, commercial and residential closing, lease drafting, construction litigation, and summary process matters. Attorney Nathanson has tried over 300 cases, both jury and non-jury, in every level of the trial courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and various federal courts. He represents institutional and private lenders in the preparation of all mortgage documents, including title searches and the review of title abstracts. He is a Member of the Bar of the U.S. Claims (First Circuit and Federal Circuit), the U.S. Claims Court, and U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. He is also an active member in the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Contracts
  • Real Estate Law
  • Personal Injury -- Defense
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Toxic Torts
  • Construction Law
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1966
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts


  • Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1966
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1963
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors in History

Published Works

  • "Collecting from Tenants in Massachusetts," Contributing Author, Reference Manual, Heritage Publishing Co., 1997
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts," Contributing Author, Reference Manual, National Business Institute, 1997
  • "Construction Payment Remedies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1998
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1998
  • "Mechanics Lien Law and Strategies in Massachusetts,", National Business Institute, 1999
  • "Massachusetts Construction Law: What Do You Do When...?", National Business Institute, 2000
  • "Massachusetts Construction Lien Law,", Lorman Educational Services, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • South Middlesex Bar Association, Member
  • Temple Beth Sholom, Framingham, Massachusetts, President, 00/1983 to 00/1985
  • Bay State Lodge, Framingham, Massachusetts, President, 00/1973 to 00/1974


  • Phi Alpha Delta