Pullman & Comley, LLC is pleased to announce the addition of Kristin B. Mayhew and Sebastian D’Acunto as members of the firm. Ms. Mayhew is a member of the litigation practice and is based in the firm’s Bridgeport office. Mr. D’Acunto is a member of the trusts and estates practice based in Pullman’s Westport office.
Ms. Mayhew focuses her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, corporate restructuring, creditors’ rights, workouts, business law and business litigation. She has extensive experience representing creditors, secured lenders, creditors’ committees, Chapter 11 trustees, commercial landlords, trade creditors and debtors in possession in both reorganizations and liquidations in federal bankruptcy court and out-of-court workouts.
Ms. Mayhew, who was a partner for nearly 20 years at a large regional law firm prior to joining Pullman, also has experience handling complex commercial litigation matters, including resolving business-related disputes in both state and federal courts.
A past president and chairperson of the Connecticut Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association — and current member of its board of directors — Ms. Mayhew also serves as chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section Executive Committee and is on the Public Outreach Committee. She is a Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation and a board member of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation.
Ms. Mayhew, who was recently recognized in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law, earned her B.A. from Lafayette College and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law. Ms. Mayhew is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.
Mr. D’Acunto has 20 years of experience counseling clients in general estate planning and business succession planning. He works collaboratively with clients and their financial and insurance advisors to create effective strategies to govern and preserve assets and transfer wealth while minimizing tax exposure. Mr. D’Acunto assists individuals with preparing, executing and implementing estate planning documents from simple wills, living wills and powers of attorney to complex tax planning and asset preservation trusts.
In addition to his vast knowledge of estate planning and estate and trust administration, Mr. D’Acunto has represented domestic and international clients in a broad range of corporate and business transactions and commercial and residential real estate matters, including property conveyances and mortgage financing, entity formations and capitalization, and purchase and sales transactions of business assets and equity interests.
Fluent in Italian and a dual citizen of the United States and Italy, Mr. D’Acunto has served the City of Stamford as a member of the Tax Assessment Board of Appeals, the Board of Ethics, and the Mayor’s Multicultural Council.
Mr. D’Acunto, who is affiliated with numerous nonprofit organizations such as the Italian Center of Stamford and UNICO National, earned his B.A. from Central Connecticut State University and received his J.D. and ABA-approved International Law Certificate from Pace University School of Law. Mr. D’Acunto is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.
About Pullman & Comley
With nearly 90 attorneys, Pullman & Comley, LLC, founded in 1919, is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and provides a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. The firm’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; environmental and land use; public and private finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate; regulatory, energy and utilities; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; Wakefield, Rhode Island; and White Plains, New York. Pullman & Comley is a member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. Visit pullcom.com for more information.