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After graduating from law school I practiced law with both regional and national law firms in the Midwest. My practice was largely centered around corporate and tax counseling and estate planning. After working in law firms for several years I moved to an in-house position with a publicly traded company. After working in that environment for five years, I decided to open my own firm.

I now serve a wide variety of corporate and individual clients on projects ranging from drafting simple contracts and complex merger agreements for business clients to preparing wills and trusts for individuals. No matter what the project is, the focus in my law practice is always on the client. The question I ask myself is "How can I use the skills I have developed as a lawyer to put my client in the best possible position?"


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Contracts: 30%
  2. Corporate: 25%
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
  4. LLC: 15%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($250-325/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

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  • Joseph Matthew Flanders

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeff took the time to meet with me and answer some of my pressing questions for free. I really appreciated that. From what I can tell, he is a nice guy and a great lawyer. Thumbs up.


    Joseph Flanders Probate Attorney
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MNAuthorized to practice199907/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Ellis, PLLC2011 - Present
Senior CounselClark Consulting2005 - 2011
AssociateLarkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren2003 - 2005
AssociateGray Plant Mooty2001 - 2003
AssociateMeissner Tierney Fisher & Nichols, S.C.1998 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinMember1999 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax SectionPast ChairN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly UpdateEstate Planning Overview - Living Wills, Powers of Attorney, Wills and Trusts2013
VariousNew Tax Code Section 409A's Impact on Your Employment Agreements2007
Hennepin County Bar Association, Tax SectionSmall Business: Choice of Entity2005