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Jeffrey A Kitaeff

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at North Andover, MA

5.0   9 reviews

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    I was one of the first U.S. Trustees appointed in the country and I have been representing consumers and small businesses in bankruptcy cases since 1975. It's amazing what we can do to assist people and help them get their lives back. Whether it's a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 that makes the most sense, our office is prepared to help in a professional and effective manner. We will do our best to accomplish YOUR goals. I also teach the bankruptcy law course at the Mass. School of Law in Andover.

    48 years, 4,000 cases

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.

Licensed for 47 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1975
Updated 03/16/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kitaeff & Associates, P.C.
65A Flagship Drive
North Andover, MA, 01845


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Posted by Jon | September 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful for the results
2020 was an extremely stressful and complicated year for everyone. Jeff and his Team at Baystate Bankruptcy helped with my bankruptcy case during a time of constant change and uncertainty. The covid lockdown left me with few options but Jeff took all my questions in stride, helped me understand the procedures and even with some inevitable legal hiccups helped me navigate the process with the trustees. I am truly grateful with how my case was resolved and how my life has improved post bankruptcy. Jeff and his team never once made me feel ashamed of my position and I would recommend BayState Bankruptcy to anyone who finds themselves in similar circumstances and needs solid legal advice.
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Posted by William | September 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Friendly and very efficient I highly recommend Jeff for his professionalism.
Posted by John | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Total Professional
Jeff was very specific as to the steps that needed to be taken and always provided important guidance throughout the process. He was always available and generous with his time.
Posted by Sean | August 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Strongest Recommendation for a knowledgeable professional
Jeff's understanding of bankruptcy law and the financial options available is only eclipsed by his ability to understand and sympathize with his clients. He is the the definition of professional. Not only have I consulted with Jeff, but I have sent him family members and close friends. I cannot recommend Jeff highly enough.
Posted by Tennis | August 5, 2015
Saved our home.
My wife and I were in a deep financial hole and facing foreclosure. Jeff put our fears to rest and explained our options. We were able to save our home by filing Ch 13 bankruptcy. Jeff guided us through a stressful situation and has been a trusted legal advisor. I've recommended him to friends and family and can't say enough good things about him.
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Posted by Sandra | August 4, 2015
Peace of mind
Jeffrey Kitaeff helped us through one of the toughest time. My husband and I are very appreciative of all the help that he and his staff gave us. Threir warm smiles when you enter their office, their kind words when your so nervous, they make you feel at ease so that you can explain your situation. Today we have Peace of Mind thanks to their help. i would highly recommend him. Thanks for your help.
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2015
I've got my life back
Highly recommended! After going through a divorce, my bills were really piling up and the credit card companies would not stop calling. I was hesitant and a little nervous about bankruptcy, but Jeff made me realize all of the benefits of his services and that I'd have a fresh start. Plus I could finally breathe a sigh of relief once it was complete. The office is very professional and Jeff's many years of experience really shows
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Posted by J Thibault | July 28, 2015
I am a current client of Jeff Kitaeff and Associates. From the very beginning, Jeff has been very responsive and communicates with us in a respectful and informative manner to assure we are comfortable with every process. I am happy with the results from working with Jeff and his associates.
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2015
Strongly recommend
Jeffrey is very knowledgable in bankruptcy law. He is trustworthy and dependable. He makes sure to cover all bases and works his best for each client.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Kitaeff & Associates, P.C.
  • 1975 - Present


  • Bankruptcy Leadership Summit
  • 2014
  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Clark University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1971


  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Lawrence Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • U.S. District Court (Massachusetts)
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Massachusetts)
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Community Service Award
  • Brazilian Community Heritage Foundation
  • 2013


  • 14th Annual Northeast Bankruptcy Conference Educational Materials
  • Adequate Protection in the Chapter 13 Context
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • 2020
  • Business Law
  • Business Law
  • 2020
  • Periodic Seminar
  • Bankruptcy Basics
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Jeffrey
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeff Kitaeff as an excellent bankruptcy lawyer. He is experienced and knowledgeable in the law and procedure. He has an empathetic and courteous demeanor."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jeff Kitaeff was one of the first attorneys I met when I began my nearly 30 year career at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Massachusetts. In all that time, I found him to be conscientious, hard-working, cheerful and kind. As a professor of bankruptcy law, he took the extraordinary extra step to bring his students to the Court, introduce them to the Clerk’s office staff, tour the facility, and attend a day’s hearings. It was his extra effort, generosity and preparation that enriched his student’s experience."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I highly endorse Jeffrey as a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. His experience as a former bankruptcy Trustee is an invaluable resource to his clients and fellow attorneys. Drawing on that experience, Jeffrey can offer unmatched service to his clients in the simplest to the most complex of cases."
Bankruptcy and debt
North Andover Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Jeffrey A Kitaeff
Jeffrey A Kitaeff
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
North Andover, MA
Licensed for 47 years
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