Kathleen St. John



Kathleen St. John is an associate in Holland & Knight's Boston office. Ms. St. John is a member of the firm's Bankruptcy, Restructuring and Creditors' Rights Practice Group. She is dedicated to helping clients achieve favorable results under federal bankruptcy law, as well as state law remedies in the event of insolvency. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. St. John was selected as a University of Maryland J.D. Legal Fellow, and completed her six-month fellowship in Holland & Knight's Litigation Group. During law school, she was an associate editor of The Maryland Law Review and served on the Student Honor Board.

Ms. St. John’s current and recent matters include: 

  • representation of syndicated lenders under a $1 billion credit facility throughout the borrower’s Chapter 11 reorganization 
  • representation of a senior secured lender in the Chapter 11 proceeding of a Las Vegas hotel development project 
  • representation of a foreign liquidator in domestic Chapter 15 proceedings in relation to a settlement of state law claims
  • representation of the debtor in Chapter 11 proceedings resulting in the successful consummation of an asset sale 
  • representation of the defendant in the successful settlement of an adversary proceeding filed by the Chapter 11 trustee of a debtor corporation faced with mass tort liability claims



  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • University of Maryland School of Law, Health Law Certificate
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S., Journalism and Studio Art, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • All State Courts in Massachusetts
  • All State Courts in Rhode Island
  • Boston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association