Matthew K. Kelsey is a partner with Alston & Bird’s Financial Restructuring & Reorganization Group. He focuses his practice on complex in-court and out-of-court Chapter 11 matters for ad hoc creditor groups, financial institutions, agents and trustees, official committees, and debtors. Matthew provides distressed-investing advice to investment firms, hedge funds, and other financial institutions. He works in a variety of industries, including real estate, retail, pharmaceutical, infrastructure, finance, shipping, and construction sectors.
Matthew has been listed a leading restructuring lawyer in Chambers USA and the International Financial Law Review. Matthew led the Brookstone Holdings Chapter 11 matter, recognized by The Deal as the 2019 “Restructuring Deal of the Year.” He was also nationally recognized as one of 12 “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyers” in 2011 by Turnaround & Workouts Magazine.
Matthew earned his J.D., with honors, from Rutgers University, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif and was the recipient of the American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence. He received his B.A. from Thomas Aquinas College.