Robert P. Ellis, Jr., Esq.
Business Organizations & Tax • Mergers & Acquisitions • Real Estate & Construction
Mr. Ellis is a member of the Business Organizations & Tax Department. He served on the Firm’s Board of Directors and continues to serve as Vice President and Secretary to the Corporation. His primary expertise is in real estate. He is involved in commercial and industrial development, acquisition, sales, and leasing. He is active in the development of residential and commercial subdivisions and condominium projects. In addition, he handles all aspects of development, zoning, and government liaison and formation of entities to hold real estate and related income tax and real estate tax matters.
For five years, Mr. Ellis was an instructor in real estate law at Lorain County Community College and has given many talks to bar, real estate brokers, and building trades associations. He has been involved in the Lorain County Bar Association and served as President from 1988-1989. He has been very active in community affairs. Among other things, he was a trustee of the Public Library System and was active in the construction of several new library facilities and related real estate activities. He is currently President of the Lorain Development Corporation, which administers federally funded loan programs for the City of Lorain.
Martindale Hubbell has awarded Mr. Ellis an AV rating for preeminent legal ability and having the highest ethical standards.
Commercial Real Estate
Residential Real Estate Development
1975 State of Ohio
1976 U.S. Tax Court
1972 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S.)
1975 The Ohio State University College of Law (J.D., cum laude)
Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Lorain Public Library System (Trustee, 1994-2002)
Lorain County Bar Association (President, 1988-1989)
Lorain Development Corporation (President, 2011-2016)
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