Jeffrey B. Ellman

Jeff Ellman represents parties of all types in large corporate and municipal restructurings, including debtors, secured lenders, asset purchasers, significant creditors, contract counterparties, equity sponsors, and other parties in interest. His practice focuses on chapter 11 reorganizations and liquidations, chapter 9 municipal restructurings, out-of-court restructurings, distressed acquisitions, and related transactions in a wide range of industries. He also counsels clients on fraudulent conveyance, illegal dividend, preferential transfer, and fiduciary duty issues.

Jeff represented the debtors in the chapter 11 cases of AFA Foods, Chrysler, Dana Corp., LTV Steel, Purina Mills, and World Kitchen, among others. He currently represents the City of Detroit in the largest chapter 9 case in history. His representations of distressed asset purchasers include Diebold as the buyer in the Mosler chapter 11 case, International Steel Group in the acquisition of Weirton Steel and Georgetown Steel in their chapter 11 cases, and MPS Group as the purchaser of assets from the Axium chapter 7 estate. Jeff's representations of secured lenders include Fifth Third Bank, KeyBank, National City Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wachovia Bank as senior prepetition and postpetition lenders. He also has represented Morgan Stanley Real Estate Advisors as national counsel with respect to its clients' troubled commercial lease portfolio.

Jeff is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association and serves on the board of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute. He has served on nonprofit boards addressing arts, education, and greenspace issues. He is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta, class of 2014.

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Areas of Practice 1) Bankruptcy, 2) Business Restructuring & Reorganization, 3) Borrower / Workouts / Chapter 11 Debtor Representations, 4) Distressed M&A Representations, 5) Creditors Committee / Ad Hoc Committee Representations and 6) Metals & Mining
Law School Harvard Law School
Admitted Year 2005
Education University of Michigan (B.A., 1987)
Bar Member / Association Georgia; Ohio; U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Georgia, Southern District of Ohio, and Eastern District of Michigan; and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Most recent firm Jones Day
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