Michael J. Kasten



Attorney Kasten co-chairs the Firm’s Business and Finance Group. With a diverse corporate and real estate practice spanning the last twenty (20) years, attorney Kasten has assisted numerous entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries helping to plan, grow, operate, and transition businesses from start-up or purchase through an exit or succession plan.

Attorney Kasten’s experience and expertise includes:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Start-Ups
  • Licensing, Joint Venture, Supply and Distribution Agreements
  • Private Securities Offerings
  • Employee Equity Programs
  • Real Estate
  • Commercial Lending

Industries serviced include:

  • Hospitality, Food Service, and Restaurants
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Professional Services
  • Renewable Energy

Michael J. Kasten


Education and Bar Admissions


  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, J.D. (1994)
  • London School of Economics, London, England, MSc., Economics (1987)
  • Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, B.Sc., Economics (1985)


Bar Admissions:

  • New Hampshire
  • Massachusetts

Representative Matters

Community Involvement

  • Temple Adath Yeshurun, Manchester, NH
  • Manchester Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program
  • Former Board Member, Intown Manchester
  • New Hampshire Bar Association, Corporate and Banking Section
  • Speaker on several occasions on: Business Transactions, LLC’s, Business Succession Planning, and Commercial Contracts


  • Kazan Shaughnessy Kasten & McDonald (2009–2013)
  • Partner Alfano Baroff and Kasten (2004-2008)
  • Partner, Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green P.A. (1994-2004)
  • Budget Analyst with the Office of Management and Budget, Washington (OMB) responsible for conducting budget hearings, policy analysis and recommendations to Director of OMB for U.S.international narcotics interdiction, and economic and military assistance programs (1987-1991)

Awards and Recognitions