Attorneys & Staff

Jeffrey A. Kitaeff, Esq.
Attorney Kitaeff, a former federal Bankruptcy Trustee, is the principal attorney at Kitaeff & Associates, P.C. Jeff has represented thousands of consumer and business debtors in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases.

In the late 1970’s, Jeff was appointed to the very first panel of trustees in the U.S. Trustee’s office, when that office was first created within the U.S. Department of Justice. As a result of the success of that program, the Office of the U.S. Trustee now includes 21 regions throughout the country, and over 1,000 federal bankruptcy panel trustees.

Jeff teaches Bankruptcy Law at the Massachusetts School of Law in Andover and has also taught Business Law at Merrimack College. He regularly speaks at seminars and other programs presented to trade groups, attorneys, and other professionals.

Jeff graduated from Clark University in 1971 and earned his J.D. from the New England School of Law in 1974. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association, the Lawrence Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute and the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA).

Jeff’s hobbies include listening to jazz and blues, drinking an occasional single malt scotch and playing a fair (but wonderfully enjoyable) round of golf.

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts 1975
U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) 1975
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Massachusetts) 1975
U.S. Supreme Court 2006

Joshua A. Burnett, Esq.
Attorney Burnett is an associate attorney with Kitaeff & Associates, P.C., specializing in bankruptcy law. Josh graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 1997 and the Massachusetts School of Law in 2009.

In addition to representing debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, Josh represents the firm's clients in various contested matters in the Bankruptcy Court and civil litigation matters in state courts throughout north-eastern and central Massachusetts. Prior to working with Attorney Kitaeff, Josh worked for a Boston-area firm specializing in residential mortgage foreclosure during the height of the mortgage crisis, and also has a background in the fields of landlord/tenant and family law. Because of his background, Josh brings valuable experience to the firm.

Josh has been named by Super Lawyers as a 2017 and 2018 Rising Star in the area of consumer bankruptcy.

Josh is also an accomplished pianist and played music professionally for many years.

Bar Admissions:
Massachusetts 2010
U.S. District Court (Massachusetts) 2010
U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Massachusetts) 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit 2017

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