Jerry M. Ellis

  • Michigan 1968
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan 1968
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 1972
  • Michigan State University: B.A. 1965
  • Detroit College of Law: J.D. 1968
  • Michigan Bar Association – Debtor-Creditor Law Committee
  • Oakland County Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Speaker on Bankruptcy, Chapter 11 and Creditor’s Rights to numerous groups and organizations
  • Former Councilperson on the Farmington Hills City Council
  • Former Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Farmington Hills
  • Former Chairman Southwest Oakland Cable Commission
  • Former Chairman of Farmington Hills Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Former Board Member of the Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Finance Section of the Farmington Hills Year 2000 Committee
  • Former President of NFNB Baseball & Softball for Youth
  • Board Member Botsford Hospital
  • Board Member & Former Chairman of Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Secretary/Treasurer of Farmington/Farmington Hills Foundation for Youth & Families
  • Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Service Award from Farmington/Farmington Hills Commission on Children, Youth & Families
  • Farmington Area Jaycees 1990 Distinguished Citizen of the Year
  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2010 – 2021
  • Michigan Leading Lawyers: 2016 – 2019

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(248) 489-8600

JERRY M. ELLIS is a senior attorney of the firm. Mr. Ellis has over 40 years’ experience in insolvency, workout, restructuring and bankruptcy matters, including the related litigation.  He is the former Mayor of the City of Farmington Hills, MI, providing him with a unique perspective in disputes or planning involving government entities.  Examples of matters he has focused on include:

  • Work with clients to resolve complex business issues, including shareholder disputes, loan renegotiations, executive terminations and restructuring
  • Representation of creditors, debtors and creditor committees in Chapter 7 and 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Lender representation in the workout and bankruptcies of troubled secured real estate matters, out of court loan modifications and foreclosures
  • Complex business and commercial litigation