Mr. Gers obtained his legal education from Washington University, in St. Louis... more
Mr. Gers obtained his legal education from Washington University, in St. Louis Missouri. Once obtaining membership in both the Michigan and Illinois Bar, Mr. Gers gained experience through his extensive work in several of the largest, most prestigious law firms in Southeastern Michigan. Mr. Gers has experience in general corporate, contract drafting and negotiation, secured and non-secured fina... view profile
The financial crisis of the past few years has unleashed a staggering number of... more
The financial crisis of the past few years has unleashed a staggering number of bankruptcies and foreclosures nationwide, and unfortunately Michigan seems to have been at the center of the storm. Families and small businesses all over West Michigan have been hurt, and that is where Jeffrey Mapes steps in. An experienced bankruptcy attorney and founder of Mapes Debt solutions, he is on a missio... view profile
I worked for over 9 years in one of Michigan's most prolific bankruptcy law firms. I... more
I worked for over 9 years in one of Michigan's most prolific bankruptcy law firms. I have helped clients successfully navigate virtually every complication that can arise in a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing. My new firm offers potential clients the ability to be represented by an attorney with unmatched experience and expertise, but with a personal touch. I pledge to person... view profile
If you need legal help, give me a call and we can sit down and see if we can come up... more
If you need legal help, give me a call and we can sit down and see if we can come up with a plan that helps you. Lawyers are not as scary as you think they are. We don't judge our clients, we try to come up with solutions. When you are at your worst, we are at our best.
A bankruptcy attorney can help you manage personal or business debts you are unable to pay. Bankruptcy laws allow people and businesses to (1) get a “fresh start” by relieving most debts; and (2) repay the money owed to all creditors as fairly as possible. When you file for bankruptcy protection, all other legal actions against you are put on hold. Creditors cannot sue you, garnish your wages, repossess your car or home entertainment system, or start or continue with a foreclosure action against your home. There are different types of bankruptcy filings and each has its own advantages. Since bankruptcy can significantly impact your future purchasing power and credit rating, you should see a bankruptcy attorney to make sure the benefits of filling bankruptcy outweigh the consequences.