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.

Good to know

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
Relevant Jobs
Attorney - General Practice
USA-CT-Hartford

Small growing Firm looking for general practice associate.  Experience in one or more of our primary practice areas (estate planning, probate, bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and real estate) requir...

Apply now

In-House Counsel
USA-GA-Atlanta

This In-House Counsel role will report to the General Counsel and be primarily responsible for software/hardware/services technology licensing and supply agreements (for both premise and cloud/hosted...

Apply now

Senior Director, Tax Planning and Tax Counsel
USA-NY-Rye Brook

Senior Director, Tax Planning and Tax Counsel The candidate will advise firm management on global tax issues in support of tax audits, mergers and acquisitions, tax accounting, tax compliance and any...

Apply now

+ View more jobs
Benjamin R. Wills
Benjamin R. Wills

Benjamin R. Wills is a partner in the Business and Finance Practice.Mr. Wills represents clients in a variety of fields, including the energy, telecommunications, technology, banking, manufacturing, and electric utility industries.

David W. Pollak
David W. Pollak

David W. Pollak is Morgan Lewis's Managing Partner of Operations and a senior partner in the Business and Finance Practice.Mr. Pollak also has experience representing private equity firms in a wide variety of transactions.

Jami Wintz McKeon
Jami Wintz McKeon

Jami Wintz McKeon is Chair-elect of the Firm and a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice.Ms. McKeon's practice focuses on complex litigation, including class and mass actions, and civil and regulatory proceedings.