Creative Solutions for a Changing World

Bringing you innovative, up-to-date solutions,
backed by our years of experience.


Smart About Business

Providing you with a results-driven,
businessperson’s approach to resolving legal issues.


Trusted by the Largest Law Firms

We regularly receive referrals from
New York’s largest firms — they trust us to
assist their clients when they are unable to do so.


Helping You Control
Your Legal Budget

We work with you to identify
cost-effective solutions that
support your business goals.


Aggressive in our Advocacy

You work hard to achieve your goals.
We are there to protect and
defend what you have built.


Relationship Driven

More than your attorneys,
we strive to become your long-term
allies — trusted advisors, supporting
and deeply committed to your success.


In a rapidly-changing business environment, companies and individuals are seeking to manage their legal needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Our attorneys are dedicated to meeting those needs by providing the highest quality of legal services with integrity, reliability and efficiency.

Educated and trained at the nation’s finest law schools, our attorneys offer the sophistication and depth of their large-firm expertise in a boutique firm setting. Our client base includes companies of all sizes, as well as individuals, and we are routinely involved in cross-border matters for both U.S. and foreign clients. Our practice is broad, encompassing business formation, corporate and transactional matters, intellectual property, employment and litigation and dispute resolution.

Our strong relationships with our clients form the cornerstone of our practice, enabling us to look beyond the issue of the moment and offer sound advice directed toward their ultimate objectives. As a result, we become your trusted advisers, applying the most up-to-date solutions, backed by our many years of experience, to the achievement of your goals.

In The Words Of Our Clients

“Paul and the team of attorneys he works with are quite simply the best. Every person we have worked with at the Paul Ellis Law Group has been bright, creative, and experienced. They are chess players – they are able to look at the entire board and foresee potential issues and recommend actions to guard against them. They are careful, they think through each move and see how it might affect future moves.

Paul and his team have created tremendous value for our company by making sure we protected our IP at a crucial time and making sure that our formation documents protected the integrity and continued viability of the Company in the event of co-founder turmoil (which came to pass). At the time, these measures seemed like overkill. Now we know better. My partner and I have sheepishly admitted to others that we love our lawyers – we do.”

Jennifer SclarCEO, Clear Health Analytics

“I was pleased to be able to work with the Paul Ellis Law Group attorneys in connection with the merger of a division of my company with another company in a similar line of business. This was not an easy deal as there was a lot of complexity in some of the provisions, it was heavily-negotiated and had significant time pressure. Throughout, the PELG team was absolutely on top of all of the issues and was super-responsive. Their expertise really showed through in identifying the unintended consequences of provisions that were initially proposed by the business people and then proposing alternative solutions in an effort to get the deal done. They were aggressive advocates when needed, but were able to dial it back to find a compromise when appropriate. I would certainly work with PELG again on a similar deal and I continue to rely on them for general corporate matters.”

Christopher DeSantisCEO, RICG

“We have been working with Paul Ellis for several years and have found his common sense, insightful and reasoned approach in a variety of legal areas to be of great value. We are always amazed at Paul’s ability to absorb quickly the nuances of a particular situation and arrive at an effective legal strategy to move forward. The expertise of Paul and his associates has been invaluable in drafting well-designed agreements that protect the best interest of our organizations. We always feel it gives us a great advantage to have Paul Ellis Law Group in our corner.”

Bob SternPresident, Projects In Knowledge, Inc. and At Point of Care, LLC

“We have had the utmost pleasure of working with the Paul Ellis Law Group. As a non-US company looking to secure crowdfunding from US investors, PELG has been instrumental in getting us acquainted with US regulations, corporate law and compliance issues. Besides handling all legal work around our successful crowdfunding raise, PELG has helped us with various corporate governance issues ranging from shareholders agreements to employee options. Their attention to detail yet swift feedback and handling of matters has enabled us to move forward at the accelerated pace that was often required. ”

Haver JärveojaCOO, Wolfprint 3D

“Paul Ellis and his team have been great to work with. Regardless of the complexity of matters, they have provided prompt, insightful and actionable guidance towards helping achieve business goals both with contracts and strategic decisions. Unlike other law firms working with early stage companies, personal attention was always provided by senior lawyers when it mattered while cost-effectively using attorneys with lower hourly rates whenever appropriate.”

Gerry Seidmanserial entrepreneur

“We have worked with Paul Ellis for more than 15 years. As a small Cosmetics company, we have had the privilege of working directly with Paul. His tremendous senior-level legal expertise has helped steer the company to greater success. The cost structure has been very reasonable which is crucial to a young company.

Paul feels like a true member of our Real Cosmetics team. He is genuine in his concern for the best interests of the company. Always kind, honest and efficient Paul and his team offer not only legal expertise but have offered important referrals and connections to potential partners and investors. ”

Lubna KhalidCEO, Real Cosmetics, Inc.

“Whenever I have consulted with Paul Ellis, he has engaged me in a conversation where his expertise and experience with early-stage companies plays a major role. What is of equal significance for me in our exchanges is that Paul really listens. As a result, his contributions are thought-provoking as well as thoughtful.

Consulting with Paul inevitably takes me further in my resolve and leads to a successful outcome because he reflects with genuine consideration for the other person.”

Roger ShepherdPresident & CEO, panOpticon

“We've worked with Paul and his team ever since our startup first incorporated, and his services were invaluable in every stage of our company -- from the initial organization through to fundraising, stock issuance and everything else. He understands the challenges facing young companies and brings the knowledge, the experience and, above all, the personal involvement that makes such a difference. You get the sense that he really cares about your success.”

Daniel GelenterCEO, Dittach LLC

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Once the underlying goal of a project or an engagement has been established, we work with the client to craft a strategy calculated to achieve the desired result as expeditiously and cost-effectively as possible.

Before our clients commit the time and expense to a transaction or matter, we will work with them in clarifying their objectives and testing their assumptions, thus doing our best to ensure that the potential benefits justify the costs and any potential risks.

We understand that our clients are focused on achieving specific business objectives, and are looking for us to present them with legal strategies that support those goals. At the same time, they are counting on us to identify potential pitfalls and to assist them in identifying and assessing their risks, a responsibility that we take very seriously.

Providing our clients with appropriate protection while facilitating their operations, balancing 'get it done' with 'get it done right,' and doing it all with an eye to our clients’ legal budgets and cost constraints can be a challenging task, but it is one that we strive to achieve and is a skill at which we have become adept.

Our depth of practice in VC and angel financing has given us a sophisticated understanding of the issues driving the negotiations on both sides of the table, enabling us to provide our clients with practical advice on strategy and market terms. In a field where efficiency and cost control are essential, we offer our clients extensive experience and practical judgment in assessing the benefits and costs inherent in their negotiating positions.

We frequently receive referrals from some of New York’s largest law firms in situations where they have an internal conflict, are unable to handle a matter efficiently or for some other reason. They trust us to assist their clients and contacts when they are unable to do so.