Elias T. Majoros

Partner
Location: Southfield, Michigan
Phone: 248-350-8220
Fax: 248-350-0519
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.

Education:

Master of Laws in Taxation – University of Miami School of Law

Juris Doctor – Detroit College of Law

Master in Business Administration – Western Michigan University

Bachelors degree in Public Administration – Western Michigan University

Recognition:

AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell – 2011 – 2016

Selected to Super Lawyers – 2011 – 2016

Dbusiness Top Lawyers – 2011 – 2016

Best Attorneys in Michigan – 2013 – 2016

Anderson’s Publishing Leading lawyer – 2016

State Bar Membership:

State Bar of Michigan, 1988

The Florida Bar, 1990

Court Admissions:

U.S. Bankruptcy Court

U.S. District Court

U.S. Tax Court

Michigan State Courts

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

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. – 1987
  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • LL.M. – 1988
    • Major: Taxation
  • Western Michigan University
    • B.S. – 1983
    • Major: Business Administration
    • Major: Philosophy
  • Western Michigan University
    • M.B.A. – 1986
    • Major: Finance

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
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2016 – Present
  • Dbusiness Top Lawyers, 2011 – 2016
  • Best Attorneys in Michigan, 2013 – 2016
  • Super Lawyer, 2011 – 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

News and Events

Nine West Bankruptcy

The retailer Nine West has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy citing debts totaling more than $1 Billion.  Nine West owns the Anne Klein brand as well.  Learn more.

Sears Stores Closing In Michigan

The iconic brand of Sears is getting smaller in Michigan in the midst of bankruptcy.  The legendary retailer is recently announced that stores in Ann Arbor and Lincoln Park will be closing.  Learn more.

Recent blogs

Meet Our New Firm Website

Gold, Lange & Majoros P.C. has recently launched a brand new corporate website to help enhance the experience for its users and deliver information more quickly to its customers. When asked about the new website John Lange, one of the firm’s partners, had this to say, “We are excited about our new website. Our goal […]

WHICH EXEMPTION LAWS APPLY IN A CHAPTER 7 WHERE THE DEBTOR MOVED TO MICHIGAN FROM FLORIDA BEFORE FILING? (PART 1)

People often think that chapter 7 cases are easy, straight forward and uncomplicated. It’s easy, right? An attorney just buys a computer software bankruptcy program, inputs some information, files the case, goes to the 341 hearing and then waits for the discharge order. While I certainly don’t turn down simple cases, I do come across […]