Justin has extensive experience handling business bankruptcies, financial restructurings, out-of-court insolvency strategies, and commercial litigation. He has represented trustees, unsecured creditor committees, secured lenders, landlords, debtors, and assignees in a wide range of distressed situations, including complex reorganizations, liquidations of diverse asset portfolios, avoidance actions, and assignments for the benefit of creditors. His bankruptcy practice focuses primarily on the representation of creditors and fiduciaries.
Justin is also a skilled litigator who is adept at finding creative and business-oriented solutions, counseling clients through contentious situations, and driving successful outcomes. He has handled disputes ranging from commercial transaction fallouts, partnership issues, and breaches of fiduciary duty to fraud, unfair business practices, restrictive covenant violations, and other issues facing businesses and business owners. Justin has represented clients in state and federal courts across the country, arbitration proceedings, complex multi-party mediations, and before administrative agencies, including the representation of attorneys in disciplinary proceedings before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers (BBO). Justin is also a member of the BBO’s Pro Bono Panel and well-versed in ethical practice rules and procedures.
Justin previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert J. Cordy of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he managed a large regional craft brewery and restaurant for several years.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Justin A. Kesselman