Gerald Ellersdorfer - Kaufman & Logan LLP



Gerald Ellersdorfer
Kaufman & Logan LLP
100 Spear Street, 12th floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

415-247-8300

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Gerald Ellersdorfer
Kaufman & Logan LLP

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415-247-8300


Jerry Ellersdorfer has represented insurance companies in major asbestos bankruptcy cases and on related coverage matters. He represents creditors, creditor committees and trustees in bankruptcy proceedings and represents companies in Chapter 11 business reorganizations and non-bankruptcy work-outs. Jerry is also experienced in commercial litigation in state and federal courts.As part of Jerry’s representation of insurance companies in major asbestos bankruptcies (including Federal Mogul and Mid-Valley (Halliburton) cases) he has participated in mediations, adversary proceedings and strategy conferences involving numerous other insurance companies. In this connection he has prepared legal opinions on issues involved and memoranda analyzing allocations and exposure of the insurers under various scenarios. In connection with the representation of an insurer of an insured but defunct company (Kentile Floors) Jerry participates in regularly scheduled conferences with defense counsel and other insurers to evaluate potential liability and recommend settlement of pending cases.In prior associations Jerry has litigated business law cases, pursued commercial collections, represented companies in bankruptcy matters and represented a major San Francisco real estate owner. He was formerly a partner in the firm of Niesar, Cecchini & Ellersdorfer.Education• University of Michigan Law School, J.D.• Lake Forest College, B.A.Admitted To Practice• State Bar of California (1963)• Unites States District Courts (various)Professional Affilations• San Francisco Bar AssociationTeaching Experience• Golden Gate University School of Law: Bankruptcy Law, Creditors’ Rights and Commercial Law (UCC)• San Francisco Law School: Commercial LawPublished Works• Chapters 7 and 13, Representation of Unsecured Creditors, Business Lawyer’s Bankruptcy Guide (Clark, Boardman, Callaghan 1991)• Landlords’ Rights under 11 U.S.C. 365(d)(3), 1992 Commercial Law Journal 4• Chapter on Bankruptcy Law, Collection Law in California (Lorman Education Service 2001)• Research and Writing, California Commercial Code Annotated (West 1964)http://www.kllaw.com/Ellersdorfer.php