Put More Than 135 Years of Bankruptcy Law Experience to Work For You
Put More Than 135 Years of Bankruptcy Law Experience to Work For You

Elias T. Majoros

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Location: Southfield, Michigan
Phone: (248) 350-8220 Ext. 213
Direct Dial & Direct Fax: (248) 636-4980
Email: Email Me
 
Elias “Lee” Majoros specializes in creative and unique solutions for clients in complex legal disputes. Lee represents individuals and businesses in the area of debtor and creditor rights, bankruptcy, real estate, and state & federal tax matters. He also specializes in bankruptcy litigation on behalf of Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy trustees and private litigants in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. Finally, Lee also provides clients with advanced asset protection planning.
 
Lee was formerly a trial attorney at the office of District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Treasury in Detroit, Michigan. At the Office of the District Counsel, Lee represented the Internal Revenue Service in a variety of federal tax disputes including trials in the United States Tax Court. Lee also represented the Internal Revenue Service in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Detroit, Michigan. Lee is a former shareholder in the law firm of Allard & Fish, P.C. in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute. Lee has given educational presentations for the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Institute for Continuing Legal Education and American Bankruptcy Institute.

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Trustee Representation
  • 20% Debtor Representation
  • 20% Creditor Representation

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1988
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1988
  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1989

Education

University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida

  • LL.M. – 1988
  • Major: Taxation

Detroit College of Law, Detroit, Michigan

  • J.D. – 1987

Western Michigan University

  • M.B.A. – 1986
  • Major: Finance

 Western Michigan University

  • B.S. – 1983
  • Major: Business Administration
  • Major: Philosophy

Representative Cases

  • Williams v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo. 1990-266
  • Mazloom v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo. 1989-364
  • Washington v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo. 1990-386, T.C. Memo. 1991-422
  • Patmon v. C.I.R., T.C. Memo. 1991-111; T.C. Memo. 1991-112
  • In re Michigan Machine Tool Control, 381 B.R. 657 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2008)
  • In re Wohlfeil, 322 B.R. 302 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2005)
  • Stevenson v. Taylor, (In re Taylor), 461 B.R. 420 (E.D. Mich. 2011) aff’d Case No. 11-2489 (6th Cir. June 28, 2012).
  • In re Lisa M. Hahn 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167032 (E.D. Mich. 2012)
  • In re Lisa M. Hahn, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3254 (E.D. Mich. 2013)
  • In re Fodale, 2013 WL 663729, No. 10-69502 (Bankr. E.D. Mich 2013)
  • In re Select One, 2013 Bankr. Lexis 3296 (E.D. Mich. 2013)

Classes/Seminars

  • Numerous local and national speaking engagements, including the 6th Annual ABI Bankruptcy Conference and NABT Conferences

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 2011-present
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016 – Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2011 – Present
  • Dbusiness Top Lawyers, 2011 – 2020
  • Michigan Lawyers Weekly – Top Attorneys – 2018
  • Best Attorneys in Michigan, 2013 – 2016
  • Anderson’s Publishing Leading Lawyer, 2016 – Present
  • 20th Edition Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Federal Bar Association (Detroit Chapter), Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Allard & Fish PC, Shareholder, 1991 – 1996
  • Internal Revenue Service, Special Asst. US Atty, 1989 – 1991
  • Internal Revenue Service, Docket Attorney, 1988 – 1991

Languages

  • English

Recent blogs

The Impact of Medical Debt in a Bankruptcy

The cost of health care is a major problem for many people and can be a prime contributor in the decision to file personal bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy can be a useful tool to reduce or eliminate tremendous medical bills. Medical Debt and Bankruptcy A 2021 Census Bureau study found nearly 1 in 5 households (20%) couldn’t […]

Filing Bankruptcy Can Eliminate Income Tax Liabilities

It’s a myth that a bankruptcy filing cannot provide relief from an individual’s income tax liabilities.  In fact, a chapter 7 bankruptcy can greatly assist with income tax problems in certain limited situations. Let’s explore below how a bankruptcy can discharge (wipe out) personal income tax liabilities in the following scenarios and situations: Important Factors […]