Jerry M. Markowitz

Jerry M. Markowitz

Jerry M. Markowitz

Jerry Markowitz is a founding shareholder of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog, P.A. He concentrates his practice in the areas of creditors’ and debtors’ rights, including workouts, bankruptcy, asset recovery, insolvency, receiverships, reorganization, restructuring and mediation.

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to liquidating trustee in a confirmed chapter 11 case where creditors have been paid in full and equity will receive more than $25 million.
  • Counsel to chapter 11 debtors consisting of real estate holding company, skilled nursing facility, and a hospital where all of the assets were sold, which will result in plans providing payment in full to creditors and significant amounts payable to equity.
  • Co-counsel to a creditor in a large Ponzi-scheme bankruptcy case and recovered over $20 million for the creditor.
  • Counsel to large real estate developer and successfully resolved $110 million in debt.
  • Mediated sale of all assets of a large regional law firm in a chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

Reported Decisions

  • In re Saleh v. Triton Container Intern., Ltd., 175 B.R. 422 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 1994)
  • In re Cascade Intern., Inc., 147 B.R. 1003 (S.D.Fla. 1992)
  • In re Jet Florida System, Inc., 841 F.2d 1082 (11th Cir. 1988)
  • In re Airlift Intern., Inc., 92 B.R. 550 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 1988)
  • In re Century Mach. Tools, Inc., 37 B.R. 811 (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 1984)
  • In re Davidson Lumber Co., 19 B.R. 871, (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 1982)
  • In re Belize Airways Ltd., 7 B.R. 601, (Bankr.S.D.Fla. 1980)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Chambers USA, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, 2018
    • Band 2
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • AV Preeminent® Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2018
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Florida, 2015 – 2017
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Miami, 2015 – 2018
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Lawyer, 2018
  • South Florida Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2016
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite, 2018
    • Hall of Fame, 2016-2018
  • Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders in Law 2015 Award, Winner

Publications

  • Co-Author, Bankruptcy Mediation, American Bankruptcy Institute, 2016
  • Co-Author, “ADR and Bankruptcy,” ADR Deskbook for the Business Lawyer, Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, 2016
  • Author, “Contracting to Avoid Assumption: A Review of the Availability of Certain Contractual Provisions That May Be Employed to Assist Landlords in Asserting and Enforcing Bargained-for Rights”, Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice, January/February 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty, American Bankruptcy Institute/St. John’s University School of Law’s Mediation Training Program, 2013-2017
  • University of Miami Bankruptcy Skills Workshop
    • Faculty
    • Co-Chair Business Bankruptcy Committee and Continuing Education Committee
  • Panelist, Executory Contracts, American Bankruptcy Institute, Twentieth Annual Spring Meeting

Professional and Community Activities

  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member
    • Board of Directors, 2015 – Present
    • Co-Chair, Mediation Committee & Regional Chair of the ABI Endowment
  • American Bankruptcy Institute Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop and Caribbean Insolvency Symposium, Past Advisory Board Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute/St. John’s University School of Law’s Mediation Training Program, Graduate
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Member
  • Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, Member and Past President
  • Certified Mediator in Florida
  • Commercial Bar Association, Honorary Member
  • Commercial Law League of America, Member
  • Florida Academy of Professional Mediators, Member
  • Florida Bar Mentor Pilot Program
  • Florida Fiduciary Forum, Founding Member
  • John W. Kozyak University of Miami Law School Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Member
  • St. Thomas University, Pro Bono Clinic, Mentor
  • University of Miami School of Law, Pro Bono Clinic, Mentor
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Past President
  • University of Miami, Library Visiting Committee
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee, 11th Judicial Circuit, Member