• Report:  #46344

Complaint Review: Berkshire Financial Solutions And Goldstar - Boca Raton Florida

Reported By:
- Katy, Texas,

Berkshire Financial Solutions And Goldstar
23116 Sandalfoot Plaza Dr. Ste A Boca Raton, 33428 Florida, U.S.A.
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First off, reading the reports on GoldStar Financial sounds exactly like the problems consumers have had with Berkshire Financial Solutions, Inc., who has incidentally fled the business world leaving no return address or contact. The ripoff report #39336 lists a persons troubles with Goldstar, mentioning a lawyer by the name of Michael J. Mella.

This person was incorrect in thinking the deceased Michael Mella in NY is one and the same. The bankruptcy lawyer Michael Mella is alive and well. The BBB website for that part of Boca Raton Florida lists Berkshire Financial Solutions, "also does business as The Law Offices of Michael J. Mella, Esq."

Berkshire Financial Solutions and the complaints from its customers are EXACTLY the same as those for Goldstar. And its interesting Michael Mella is named in both.

I have two addresses from the web for Michael Mella.

Michael J. Mella

3514 NW 61st Cir. Boca Raton, FL -- and --

7301 W. Palmetto Park Rd. #A

Boca Raton, FL 33433 Phone:561-391-0113

Its very important to note this second address for Michael J. Mella.

Please see:


Incidentally, Customers of Berkshire Financial Solutions all have contracts with a lawyer named James H. Leighton listed as business attorney for Berkshire. This same James H. Leighton is also listed as the CHIEF ARBITRATOR for Boca Raton's Better Business Bureau. Looks like he's got his bases covered.

Mr. James H. Leighton Atty #724513

9497 Boca Gardens Pkwy Apt. D

Boca Raton FL. 33496-3774

561-852-9607 (His voice message says he is not

affiliated with Berkshire) But my contract has his name listed front page!

The articles posted on moneytalks (see:


Also see article #522 from this site.

It lists the bankruptcy attorney for Goldstar as Brian McMahon

Note his address in similarity to Michael Mella's

Brian McMahon

Brian K. McMahon Atty Number 853704

Bankruptcy lawyer for Goldstar

7301 W. Palmetto Pk Rd. 305C

Boca Raton Florida 33433

Wow, they must be next door neighbors!!!

The same Connecticut Operation No Credit also issued a Cease and Desist order against Berkshire Financial Solutions for practicing without a license.

They list the lawyer representing Berkshire as

a Michael L Feinstein Esq. Aty#650382

Suite 700 888 East Las Olas Blvd.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33301-2239

954/767-9662 FX:954/527-0848

[email protected]

And another address listing for Feinstein

Suite 100, 555 NE 15th St.

Miami, FL. 33132-1455 (305) 864-9004

Any connection with Goldstar and Feinstein?






It is looking to me like a few of these Boca Raton bankruptcy lawyers have their hands a lot dirtier than the O'Tooles. Its amazing how every fact uncovered about Goldstar is exactly the same information as found on Berkshire Financial Solutions, Inc.

I feel like a little old fashioned justice.

My contact about Berkshire at the FTC has been

Robin Rock


225 Peachtree Street Northeast

Suite 1500 Atlanta, GA 30303

(404) 656-1368


Katy, Texas

1 Updates & Rebuttals


Update on Berkshire

#2Author of original report

Fri, February 21, 2003

Well, it looks like James H. Leighton was dragged into this mess with his name being used without his consent. Hes issued a cease and desist from using his name, and has also required that Berkshire (who no longer exists), issue a letter to all customers that he is not affiliated with them. Evidentally Leighton says that Michael Mella has been dead for about three years now. But the Florida Bar still lists him as being alive and in service. Who knows!!!!

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