J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.: Lawyer with Rogers Towers, P.A.

J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

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Fort Lauderdale,  FL  U.S.A.
Phone954.368.1600

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  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Business and Tort Litigation
  • Banking & Financial Services
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 954.368.1600
Fax: 904.396.0663
http://www.rtlaw.com/attorneys/j-ellsworth-summers-jr
 
University Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., cum laude, 1994
 
Law SchoolStetson University College of Law,, J.D., cum laude, 1998
 
AdmittedSupreme Court of Florida; Supreme Court of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth and Eleventh Circuits; U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. District Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
 
BornJacksonville, Florida, December 3, 1971
 
Biography

Mr. Summers practices primarily in bankruptcy and commercial litigation, representing secured and unsecured creditors and committees. Mr. Summers also has extensive experience with workouts and other business reorganizations. Prior to private practice, Mr. Summers clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Publications and Presentations
• Presenter: Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, August 2014
• Author: "Dirt-for-Debt Buries Creditor with Risk and Uncertainty," Real Estate ABI Newsletter, Vol 11, Num 1, June 2014
• Presenter: Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, August 2013
• Author: "Serial Strippers Take National Stage: Fourth Circuit Permits Lien-Stripping in Chapter 20," XXXII ABI Journal 6, 14, July 2013
• Presenter: 43rd Annual Barbara A. Everly Advanced Procedures Bankruptcy Bankruptcy Seminar, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 2013
• Presenter: Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop, Amelia Island, Florida, July 2013
• Presenter: ABI/Stetson Alexander L. Paskay Bankruptcy Seminar, March 2013
• Presenter: 3rd Annual Bank & Financial Institutions Special Asset Forum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 2013
• Presenter: Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice, Asset Sales: Reheating the Leftovers, What's Left Behind?, March 2012
• Presenter: Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Seminar, 363 Asset Sales, October 2011
• Author: "'Down' Is Out 'Off' Is In: Stripping Liens after McNeal," XXXI ABI Journal 6, July 2011
• Exceptions to Discharge, Means Testing and Other Issues in Litigation in Consumer Cases, March 2010
• Author: "Too Much Secured Debt Can Constitute an Abuse Under 707(b)(3)" XXVIII ABI Journal 9, 38, 39, 75, November 2009
• Instructor: Bankruptcy Law, Florida Coastal School of Law, 2009

Bar Association Memberships
• The Florida Bar
• The Virginia Bar Association
• American Bankruptcy Institute
• Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association

Awards and Distinctions
• AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
• Florida Trend, "Legal Elite" (Bankruptcy & Workout), 2014
• Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star" (Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights), 2009-2011
• Florida Super Lawyers, "Super Lawyer" (Business Litigation, Bankruptcy & Creditor/ Debtor Rights), 2013-2014
• Board Member, First Coast Women's Services
• Advisory Board Member, Judge Alexander L. Paskay Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Practice
• Advisory Board Member, ABI Southeast Bankruptcy Workshop
• Chairman, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association
• Board Member, Bankruptcy Law Educational Series Foundation (BLES), 2013-present
• Member, Bankruptcy Middle District of Florida Steering Committee, 2013-presnt
• Law Clerk for Honorable Stephen C. St. John, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1998-1999

 (Also at Jacksonville Office)

 
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Ms. McNeal Goes to Washington
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, February 18, 2015
For those of you who have followed our blog since its inception, you will know that one of our most discussed opinions is that of In re McNeal, in which the Eleventh Circuit held that a debtor may strip a wholly unsecured junior mortgage in a Chapter 7 proceeding. Although the decision is anathema...

Written Document Retention and Destruction Policy Saves the Day (Again)
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, November 2, 2014
As we mentioned in our previous posts regarding document preservation, establishing a written document retention and destruction policy is essential to any company, large or small. As with the Pradaxa case out of the Southern District of Illinois, a recent case out of the Northern District of New...

Non-Dischargeable Tax Debt Not Special Class of Unsecured Creditors
Scott St. Amand,J. Ellsworth Summers, August 28, 2014
In numerous previous posts, we have noted that the purpose of the Bankruptcy Code is to help the “honest but unfortunate debtor.” Like gerrymandering, certain “creative” debtors have attempted to classify their non-dischargeable debt as a separate, special class of unsecured...



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200 East Las Olas Boulevard Suite 1260
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