Jeffrey M. Schlerf
As a partner in Fox's Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy practice and the Wilmington, Delaware office's practice leader, Jeffrey maintains a diverse law practice in the areas of:
- Corporate bankruptcy
- Loan workouts
- Commercial litigation
Jeffrey's clients include:
- Creditors' committees
- Unsecured creditors
- Financial institutions
- Litigants in federal and state courts
Named as one of the leading bankruptcy and restructuring attorneys in Delaware by Chambers USA, Jeffrey has over 25 years of professional experience relating to the financial industry, first as an economist and then as an attorney.
Jeffrey has represented the interests of all types of parties in many of the largest bankruptcy cases in the U.S. since the early 1990s. He represents domestic and international clients, with highlights including the representation of Major League Baseball in the Los Angeles Dodgers bankruptcy and ad hoc bondholder committees in the two largest Delaware chapter 11 filings ever (Washington Mutual; Energy Future). Recent representations of chapter 11 debtors include businesses in the following industries: electric vehicle and energy storage; pallet leasing and logistics; event rental services and products. In addition, Jeffrey represented a Russian-based purchaser in a billion dollar acquisition of a European-based company in a “pre-pack” chapter 11, an official committee of equity holders in the mega case of an international shipping company, a group of more than 20 franchisees located throughout the U.S. in the restructuring of a temporary staffing company and a large creditor of an oil and gas Texas-based company.
Jeffrey is a certified mediator for commercial disputes. Jeffrey completed an intensive mediation training program at the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a member of the Mediation Panel for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court.
Before Fox Rothschild
Prior to joining Fox, Jeffrey was an equity partner and Chairman of the Board at his former firm. Prior to attending law school, Jeffrey worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve and subsequently for a large financial institution.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Jeffrey is an adjunct professor at William & Mary Law School.
Honors and Awards
- Recognized for several years by Chambers USA as a leader in the field of bankruptcy and restructuring
- Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
- Included in a list of Delaware “Super Lawyers” (2014)
- Included in a list of “Super Lawyers” in the field of Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights by Super Lawyers Magazine (Corporate Counsel Edition) (2012-2013)
- Selected as “Restructuring Attorney of the Year in Delaware” by Corporate Intl Magazine (2014)
- Included as a "Top Attorney in Delaware" by Philadelphia Magazine (2014)