Jeffery J. Sattler


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Mr. Sattler focuses his practice on commercial workouts and bankruptcy, an area in which he has extensive experience. He has worked for a debtor-oriented law firm, a creditor-oriented law firm, two Chapter 13 trustees and four bankruptcy judges, one of whom was a chief bankruptcy judge. He exemplifies the character of the Schafer and Weiner team, evidenced by his receipt of the Glenn A. Neimeyer Award, the most prestigious graduate honor given at his alma mater, Grand Valley State University. The accolade is given to only two graduate students from all disciplines—a total of more than 3,300 students—for enriching the lives of others while achieving academic excellence.  


Law Clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Walter Shapero, E.D. Mich. – Detroit, 2012

Law Clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Daniel S. Opperman, E.D. Mich. – Bay City/Flint, 2011-2012

Law Clerk to Bankruptcy Judge Thomas J. Tucker, E.D. Mich. – Detroit, 2010-2011

Law Clerk to Chief Bankruptcy Judge Phillip J. Shefferly, E.D. Mich. – Detroit, 2010-2011

Bankruptcy Attorney for Trott & Trott, PC – Farmington Hills, 2009-2010

Extern to Bankruptcy Judge Walter Shapero, E.D. Mich. – Detroit, 2008

Extern to Chapter 13 Trustee Carl L. Bekofske – Flint, 2007


In re Franklin, 21-20657 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2021) (chapter 7, adversary proceeding, and appeal for 21-0 heavyweight boxer)

In re J.D. Beavers, LLC, 19-32748 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2019) (co-counsel for debtor) (chapter 11 for scrapyard)

In re Fourteenth Ave. Cartage Co., 19-54128 (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2019) (lead counsel for creditors committee and subsequent debtor’s trust) (chapter 11 for national trucking provider)

Beskrone v. Employee Health Ins. Mgmt., Inc. (In re Affirmative Ins. Holdings, Inc.), Case, No. 18-50296 (Bankr. D. Del. 2018) (lead counsel for defendant) (preference action)

Collins v. Deshikachar (In re Deshikachar) (6th Cir. 2016) (co-lead counsel for amicus curiae, Mediation Panel of Bankr. E.D. Mich.) (debtor’s appeal of order enforcing settlement agreement reached in mediation)

Cosby v. Baltrip (In re Baltrip) (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2015) (lead bankruptcy counsel for wrongful death claimant) (two-year adversary proceeding for nondischargeability)

Continental Surfaces of Pittsburgh, LLC (Bankr. W.D. Pa. 2015) (lead counsel for committee) (chapter 11 for countertop manufacturer)

In re Purtell (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2015) (lead counsel for debtors) (chapter 11 for individual debtors with overwhelming tax debt)

Bay City Shovels, Inc. (Bankr. E.D. Mich. 2014) (lead counsel for debtor) (chapter 11 for manufacturer of catapults for aircraft carriers)