John C. Lange


Location: Southfield, Michigan
Phone:  248-350-8220
Fax:  248-555-1212
Email:  Email Me
Attorney Lange has practiced almost exclusively bankruptcy law since 1986. In 1996, he co-founded the law firm of Gold, Lange & Majoros, P.C. with the goal of helping Detroit area residents overcome serious financial struggles. The law firm offers representation in connection with the following: Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, Chapter 11 bankruptcy, Debtor cases, Creditor cases, Bankruptcy court litigation and Adversary Proceeding.

Mr. Lange earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at Oakland University in 1982. He went on to earn his law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School where he graduated in 1986 with honors.

Since 1986, he has helped thousands of people discharge their debts and keep their assets. He has helped people stay in their homes and save them from foreclosure. Mr. Lange has relieved his clients of hundreds of millions of dollars of consumer and business debt. He has helped people eliminate millions of dollars in federal and state income tax liabilities.

Over the last three decades Mr. Lange has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers. His law firm has earned a Preeminent peer and client review rating from Martindale-Hubble. He was voted onto the Super Lawyer list several times. He has frequently been chosen to lecture on bankruptcy topics to large audiences of attorneys, Judges and other professionals.

Under Federal law he is designated as a debt relief agency, helping people file for relief under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Areas of Practice

  • 90% Bankruptcy – Debtor
  • 10% Bankruptcy – Creditor

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Michigan, 1987


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. cum laude – 1986
  • Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan
    • B.A. – 1982
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, 2008 – Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Detroit Consumer Bankruptcy Association, Member
  • Detroit Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States Marine Corps, Platoon Leaders Class, Quantico, Virginia 1981

Pro Bono Activities

  • US Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of MI Pro Bono Appointment Panel, 1995 – 2016

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 […]


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 […]