Jerry Markowitz & Ross Hartog Named To 2017 Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite


Florida Trend magazine released its annual Florida Legal Elite list for 2017, recognizing the top 1.8 percent of Florida’s 56,000 lawyers. Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog’s managing shareholder Jerry M. Markowitz has been named to the Legal Elite Hall of Fame. Shareholder Ross R. Hartog was named among the top practitioners in Florida.

Founding shareholder Jerry M. Markowitz is one of South Florida’s leading business and bankruptcy reorganization law practitioners; and business and bankruptcy mediators. He is ranked in Chambers USA, and in 2017, Markowitz was also named to the Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers list and to the Top 100 Miami Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is a 2017 Best Lawyer in America and a 2017 Top Lawyer in South Florida in the South Florida Legal Guide. Markowitz was appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Bankruptcy Institute for a three-year term in 2015. He received the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Rising Star award in the Executive Star category in 2016 and Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders in Law Award in the Bankruptcy Law category in 2015.

Shareholder Ross R. Hartog concentrates on the representation of trustees, creditors, creditors' committees, and debtors in cases proceeding under Chapters 7, 11, and 13 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and well as receivers and assignees for the benefit of creditors. He is a Chapter 7 and 11 Bankruptcy Trustee in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. Hartog is ranked in Chambers USA and named a 2017 Florida Super Lawyer, a 2017 Best Lawyer in America and a 2017 Top Lawyer in the South Florida Legal Guide. He was a finalist in the Lifestyle Media Group’s Leaders in Law 2015 Award in the bankruptcy law category.

The Florida law firm of Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog represents businesses, institutions, fiduciaries, and individuals across several practice groups, which include Restructuring and Insolvency; Litigation and Dispute Resolution; Real Estate and Business; Probate and Guardianship; and Trusts and Estates. Dedication to clients and service to the community are the principles upon which Markowitz Ringel Trusty + Hartog were founded more than 35 years ago, and upon which it still operates today. For more information, please visit

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