Matthew K. Beatman, Partner

Matthew Beatman is a shareholder and partner 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 as a receiver in several cases.

Matthew served as law clerk to The Hon. Alan H. W. Shiff, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge, District of Connecticut (1991-1992). 

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Practice Areas

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

Representative Matters

  • Receiver, FTC and the State of Connecticut v. LeanSpa, LLC, et al
  • Receiver, American Crushing & Recycling, LLC, the company involved in the tragic Avon Mountain crash
  • Receiver, Boston Avenue Property Partnership

Publications & Presentations

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

Professional Associations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Raymond E. Baldwin American Inns of Court

Special Honors

  • Included in The Best Lawyers of America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights (2010 - 2019)
  • Included in The Best Lawyers of America, Litigation - Bankruptcy (2011 - 2019)
  • Named the Best Lawyers® Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year," Stamford Metro Area (2015, 2017)
  • Selected, Connecticut Super Lawyers list, Bankruptcy: Business (2014 - 2018)
  • Selected Connecticut Super Lawyers list, Business Litigation; Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights (2009 - 2013)
  • Selected Member, 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


  • 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)


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