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Firm named in 2016 “Best Law Firms” Stamford Metro area for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law by U.S. News—Best Lawyers.

James Berman named Best Lawyers© 2016 Litigation - Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year.”

James Berman, Jed Horwitt, Matthew Beatman and Stephen Kindseth listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2016.

James Berman selected for inclusion in The Corporate America Legal Elite 2015. Read more HERE.

James Miron selected for membership into the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” by The National Trial Lawyers organization.

Matthew K. Beatman, Partner

Email: mbeatman@zeislaw.com

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Matthew Beatman is a shareholder at Zeisler & Zeisler. For over 20 years, Matthew has acted as lead counsel to individual and corporate debtors, creditors committees, trustees, secured and unsecured creditors, investors, lessors, acquirers of assets, and financial institutions in complex workout, restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy matters. He has extensive experience in litigating commercial matters and has been appointed a Receiver in several cases, including American Crushing & Recycling, LLC, the company involved in the tragic Avon Mountain crash in 2005. In that case, Matthew served as Receiver at the request of the Attorney General for the State of Connecticut. Matthew is frequently invited to be a speaker and panelist for various professional groups and is actively involved in various professional and community organizations. He has served as Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association's Section on Commercial Law and Bankruptcy, as well as having previously served as its Treasurer and Vice Chairman. He is a long standing member of that Section's Executive Committee.

Matthew has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights: 2010 - 2015; Litigation - Bankruptcy: 2011, 2015; Business Litigation: 2014) and Connecticut Super Lawyers for several consecutive years.  Most recently he was named “Stamford Best Lawyers Litigation - Bankruptcy Lawyer of the Year” for 2015.  He has also been selected for membership into the Fairfield County Chapter of the American Inns of Court, a prestigious organization of lawyers and judges whose mission is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills.

Law Clerk to The Hon. Alan H. W. Shiff, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of Connecticut (1991-1992).  Co-Chair, Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law and Bankruptcy (Young Lawyers) Section (1995-1996, 2000-2002);  Co-Chair, Connecticut Bar Association’s Federal Practice (Young Lawyers) Section (1996-2000);  Chair, Connecticut Bar Association’s Consumer Bankruptcy Committee (1998-2000)

Practice Areas

  • Business Reorganization, Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debtor/Creditor Rights
  • Financial Workouts

Publications & Presentations

  • Contributing Editor, Bankruptcy Bulletin, Connecticut Bar Association (1998-2000)
  • Lecturer, Connecticut Bar Association, various public and private seminars

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association

Admissions

  • Connecticut (1990)
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut (1991)
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (1996)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1996)

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1990)
  • University of Connecticut (B.S., magna cum laude, 1987)

 

 

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