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Patrick M. Ellis

Attorney Patrick M. Ellis joined Kuhn Rogers PLC in 2019 as an associate, bringing with him considerable experience in both law and business. His practice largely consists of representing founders, investors, and businesses across diverse industries and all stages of maturity. Pat’s practice focuses on entity selection and formation, mergers and acquisitions, asset protection, governance, financing, commercial real estate, and day-to-day operational and legal matters.

After clerking during law school at a respected business law firm in Birmingham, Michigan, Pat worked as an attorney and legal project manager at a large Detroit firm. He then spent three years as an attorney at General Motors. At GM, Pat gained experience in legal, technical, and business matters, working in the office of the general counsel and executive vice president of public policy, where he supported the company’s strategic legal and policy initiatives as well as GM’s product litigation defense practice.

Pat subsequently joined GM’s autonomous vehicles practice group, where he served as general counsel and corporate secretary for Maven, GM’s homegrown car sharing and mobility startup, providing support in commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, and corporate matters.

His range of practice experience gives Pat a broad perspective on the real-world needs of his clients. He is a pragmatic, trusted advisor who understands the business impacts of legal decisions. Pat enjoys connecting with his clients, especially those who are just starting out, and developing a long-term relationship with them that evolves along with their businesses.

Pat attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he played and captained the school’s NCAA division 1 lacrosse program and graduated cum laude with a degree in economics (2011), followed by Michigan State University College of Law, where he served on the Michigan State Law Review.

Practice Areas
  • Business law
  • Real estate
Education
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. magna cum laude (2014)
  • Bellarmine University, B.A. cum laude (2011)
Admission to Practice
  • Michigan
Honors and Recognitions
  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Business and Corporate Law) 2021
Community Involvement
  • The Salvation Army (Traverse City), Advisory Board member

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