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Patrick Ellis

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Traverse City, MI

Kuhn Rogers PLC
4033 Eastern Sky Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-492-0564
Fax: 231-941-7321
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Michigan Since: 2015
Practice Areas: Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate: Business, Securities & Corporate Finance
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Attorney Profile


Patrick is a business and real estate attorney with Kuhn Rogers PLC in Traverse City, Michigan. He practices general corporate and business law, and represents a diverse range of clients on entity selection and formation, mergers, acquisitions, investment transactions, real estate transactions, corporate governance, and contract counseling. His experience spans numerous industries, including automotive, energy, financial services, real estate, software, and technology.

Prior to Kuhn Rogers, Pat worked at General Motors where he reported directly to the Office of the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and advised teams launching new, technology-enabled businesses and consumer-facing product offerings across the US and international markets. Prior to GM, he worked at Detroit's largest law firm. Pat's law firm and in-house experience make him exceptionally qualified to serve clients with starting, growing, and protecting their businesses.  

Pat offers multiple billing arrangements tailored to his clients' commercial needs including fixed fee projects and hourly billing. In limited cases, he may be able to offer deferred payments and/or equity-based arrangements. 


  • Commercial Transactions
    • Advertising & Marketing
    • Confidentiality
    • Consumer
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Supply Chain
    • Terms & Conditions
  • Corporate and Mergers/Acquisitions
    • Corporations
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Joint Ventures
    • Private Equity
    • Venture Capital
  • Finance
    • Acquisition Finance
    • Project Finance and Development
    • Securitization and Structured Finance
    • Securities
  • Real Estate
    • Commercial and Residential Leasing
    • Commercial and Residential Ownership
    • Development Projects
    • Qualified Opportunity Zones
  • Startups and Small Businesses 
    • Formation and Starting Up
    • Capital Raising and Financing
    • Corporate Governance and Compliance
    • Company Policies
    • Liquidity and Exit Events
Practice Areas
  • 30%Business/Corporate
  • 30%Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 20%Real Estate: Business
  • 20%Securities & Corporate Finance
Focus Areas

Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Sub-chapter S Corporations, Contracts, Business Organizations, Securities Law


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022

About Patrick Ellis

First Admitted: 2015, Michigan

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Salvation Army (Traverse City), Advisory Board member


  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business and Corporate Law, 2021

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Michigan

Educational Background

  • Bellarmine University, B.A., cum laude, 2011

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology
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Office Location for Patrick Ellis

4033 Eastern Sky Dr.
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-492-0564

Fax: 231-941-7321

Last Updated: 6/8/2022

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