Justin Sullivan


Justin is a 1985 cum laude graduate of Western New England College School of Law, where he was Editor-in Chief of the Law Review. Justin has a broad range of experience in commodities, business law, and the international financing of precious and base metal. Justin began his legal career at Day, Berry & Howard, at the time, New England’s largest law firm. While at DBH, Justin was a bond and finance lawyer working on large publicly issued project financings, (such as NEPOOL, Hydro Quebec and the Seabrook Nuclear Plant), leveraged leases involving major airlines and rail companies, and major insolvencies such as Eastern Airlines and LTV.

In 1991 he opened the Hartford office of the Providence, Rhode Island based firm of Edwards & Angell, where he was a partner until 1999, specializing in structured finance, mining, precious metals, and insolvency. He actively represented major financial institutions Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank National De Paris and Fleet Bank, as well as several merchants and manufacturers in the metals industry. In 1999, following a particularly successful transaction on behalf of one of his clients, Gerald Metals, he went in-house as Gerald’s first General Counsel in Stamford, Connecticut. While at Gerald, Justin structured and financed billions of dollars in base and precious metals transactions throughout Asia and Latin America, including aluminum in Russia, and copper and gold in Mongolia, Africa and Latin America. Throughout his career, he has managed significant insolvency cases on behalf of his clients including the Handy & Harman and Arochem bankruptcy cases. In 2002, Justin established his own practice specializing in commodities and creditors rights and worked with Jim and Mark to develop what is now Auramet Trading.