Justin A. Kesselman

Arent Fox LLP

Boston, MA


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. Justin is also a well-versed litigator skilled in counseling clients and resolving disputes over commercial transactions, partnership issues, fraud, fiduciary duties, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and other issues facing businesses and business owners.

Justin maintains an active pro bono practice representing attorneys who are unable to afford counsel in disciplinary proceedings before the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.

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.

Memberships and Boards

  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Steering Committee
  • Local Rules Advisory Committee, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
  • Wondermore, Board Chair
  • Practices

    Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring

    Complex Litigation

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    • Massachusetts Bar
    • US Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
    • US District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Education

    New England Law, JD, magna cum laude, 2013

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst, BA, cum laude, 2003


  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star each year from 2016 – 2019.
  • Member of the Boston Bar Association’s 14th Public Interest Leadership Program, 2017-2018.

About AIRA

AIRA is a nonprofit professional association serving the bankruptcy, restructuring and turnaround practice area. AIRA's membership consists of accountants, financial advisors, investment bankers, attorneys, workout consultants, trustees, and others in the field of business turnaround, restructuring and bankruptcy. AIRA members are among the most trusted and sought-after professionals in matters dealing with limited capital resources and deteriorating operating performance.

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