Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP

Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP

Firm Overview

Main Office

Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP
1301 Dove Street
Suite 500
Newport Beach CA 92660


(949) 720-4100


(949) 720-4111

Richard Golubow

Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP

Richard H. Golubow is a founder and the managing partner of Winthrop Couchot Golubow Hollander, LLP (WCGH). For more than three decades, the lawyers at WCGH have been recognized by their peers and the judiciary as leaders in their practice, which is exclusively devoted to complex bankruptcy, insolvency and financial restructuring.

Mr. Golubow devotes his practice to and has extensive experience in the areas of financial restructuring, insolvency law, complex bankruptcy and business reorganizations, liquidations, and litigation, out-of-court workouts, acquisitions and sales of distressed assets, Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 foreclosure sales, general assignments for the benefit of creditors, and receiverships. Mr. Golubow has also been consulted and retained as a bankruptcy, insolvency and financial restructuring expert, and formally designated as a bankruptcy law expert on several occasions.

Mr. Golubow understands that the law is a means to accomplish his clients' business and personal objectives, not an end in itself. He listens to his clients and takes the time to learn about and understand his clients' business as well as their needs to effectively provide customized, innovative, responsive and cost-effective legal solutions. For example, Mr. Golubow places great emphasis on proactively counseling clients to identify and manage cash flow and insolvency risks posed by customers, vendors, landlords, and other counterparties to all types of contracts including purchase and sales agreements, real and personal property leases, franchise and intellectual property licenses, loan agreements, guaranties and employment contracts.

Mr. Golubow has a diverse client base that includes representation of debtors, creditors, creditor committees, bankruptcy trustees, assignees for the benefit of creditors, receivers and asset purchasers in a wide range of industries, including retail, consulting, manufacturing, distribution, importing, construction, entertainment, education, religious and other non-profit institutions, fitness, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, financial services, real estate, automotive, agriculture, golf and country club, biotech, transportation, telecommunications and internet businesses, and multi-level marketing.

Mr. Golubow has been honored as the recipient of bankruptcy or financial restructuring attorney of the year awards by several leading international financial organizations and publications, including a 2017 “Deal of the Year” Award by M&A Advisor. The awards collectively recognize success and excellence, expertise, service, achievement and innovation as chosen by industry peers. He holds an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest peer recognition, generated from evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary for legal ability and ethical standards. He has been selected based on peer recognition and professional achievement as a Super Lawyer, representing the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Southern California, including selection as a 2017 and 2018 “Top 50 Orange County Super Lawyer”. He is also rated "superb" (10 out of 10) by AVVO, a leading independent attorney rating service.

Mr. Golubow is a member of the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF), an invitation-only network of lawyers from single-discipline boutique law firms with the highest level of knowledge, experience, reputation and credentials comparable or superior to what can be found at the highest-ranking full-service law firms.


Bar Number: 160434
California, 1992


State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York
B.S., cum laude, 1985

Southwestern Law School
J.D., 1992