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Cleveland, OH

Michael A. Ellis

Buckingham Doolittle & Burroughs LLC


As a corporate transactions attorney, I am often in a position, whether in an acquisition setting, a capital raise, or a situation between two partners, where it’s my job to create mutually beneficial solutions. Through my experience handling mergers & acquisitions, early stage venture capital, and corporate securities law, I’ve learned to not only identify problems, but I find creative ways to resolve issues that ensures all parties achieve favorable results.

The value I deliver to my clients stems from nearly 40 years of working directly with business owners to accomplish their goals. I view each transaction from my client’s perspective so I am able to find a solution in a cost-effective and timely manner while anticipating his or her needs. I pride myself on listening to, and spending time with, my clients. Rather than focusing only on the legal issues, I examine the business, personal and legal factors enabling me to propose and achieve reasonable resolutions for all parties so neither side feels like they’ve lost.

No matter the situation or circumstance, my clients know that I am here to anticipate their needs, listen to their goals, and work together to get all parties to “yes.”

Joined Buckingham in 2016
Focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions; corporate governance; public and private securities offerings; executive compensation and shareholder communication matters, and defensive tactics in tender offers

Duke University School of Law, Durham, North Carolina (J.D., 1977)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (M.A., 1974)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (B.A., 1974)
Admissions: Ohio Bar

Listed in Best Lawyers in America ® (2008-2020)
Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers ® (2007-2009, 2012-2016), as voted by his peers

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