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Michael Alan Ellis

Michael Alan Ellis

Practice areas:

Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Offerings, Business, Banking, Real Estate

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Securities Offerings: 30%
    33 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    33 years
  3. Business: 20%
    33 years
  4. Real Estate: 10%
    13 years
  5. Banking: 10%
    33 years

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Stanley M. Dub

    I'm a business transactions lawyer myself, and I find Michael to be an outstanding "lawyer's lawyer". He has the kind of deep knowledge of his subject areas that makes him a valuable resource for fellow lawyers. He's been involved in writing some of Ohio's business organization laws. If I needed to hire someone to testify about these laws as an expert, Michael would be my man.


    Stanley Dub Franchising Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

925 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1700
Cleveland, OH, 44115-1483




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Ohio Super LawyersCincinnati Magazine2012
Cleveland Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPorter Wright Morris & Arthur2005 - Present
PartnerKahn Kleinman Yanowitz & Arnson1992 - 2004
Associate/PartnerThompson Hine & Flory1977 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Business Law SectionN/A1985 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationFormer Chair, Corporation Law Committee1980 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duke UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceB.A., M.A.1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Acquiring or Selling the Privately Held BusinessLetters of Intent2011