Patrick Ellis

Top rated Mergers & Acquisitions attorney in Traverse City, Michigan

Kuhn Rogers PLC
Patrick Ellis
Kuhn Rogers PLC

Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions, Business & Corporate, Real Estate; view more

Licensed in Michigan since: 2015

Education: Michigan State University College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023
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Kuhn Rogers PLC

4033 Eastern Sky Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684 Visit website



Patrick is a business 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.

Before Kuhn Rogers, Pat worked at General Motors, reporting directly to the Office of the General Counsel and Executive Vice President of Public Policy and advising teams launching new, technology-enabled businesses and consumer-facing product offerings across the US and international markets. Before 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 client's commercial needs, including fixed-fee projects and hourly billing. In limited cases, he may be able to offer deferred payments and 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
  • Startups and Small Businesses 
    • Formation and Starting Up
    • Capital Raising and Financing
    • Corporate Governance and Compliance
    • Company Policies
    • Liquidity and Exit Events

Practice areas

Mergers & Acquisitions, Business/Corporate, Real Estate: Business

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 30% Business/Corporate
  • 20% Real Estate: Business

First Admitted: 2015, Michigan

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • The Salvation Army (Traverse City), Advisory Board member
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Michigan
Educational Background:
  • Bellarmine University, B.A., cum laude, 2011
  • , Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business and Corporate Law, 2021, 2021
  • , Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business and Corporate Law, 2023, 2023
  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Business and Corporate Law, 2022, 2022
  • Kuhn Roger PLC recently represented the seller of Clark Manufacturing Company. Established in 1975, Clark Manufacturing is a contract precision metal machining company specializing in oil and gas, fluid and compression, and medical components boasting a 55,000-square-foot facility in Traverse City, Michigan. Kuhn Rogers’ deal team included Mergers and Acquisitions attorneys Greg Donahue and Patrick Ellis., 2023
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Retail
  • Technology

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Great corporate and M&A attorney”

Office location for Patrick Ellis

4033 Eastern Sky Dr
Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: 231-947-7900


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021 - 2023

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