Brian M. Ellis

Direct Dial: (302) 841-6061

Brian Ellis has experience in providing legal guidance and advice to individuals and businesses in a variety of areas, concentrating on business, transactional and real estate law. 

Brian’s business and transactional practice includes:

  • Family business formation and planning;
  • Preparation and negotiation of various commercial agreements;
  • Business restructuring and reorganization;
  • Mergers and acquisitions;
  • Joint ventures and strategic partnerships;
  • Legal guidance as to new business formation;
  • Business finance;
  • Legal advice as to Delaware business law; and
  • Delivery of Delaware Opinion Letters, as to Delaware corporations and other entities.

Brian’s real estate practice includes:

  • Residential and commercial real estate settlements;
  • 1031 like-kind exchanges
  • Zoning and land use;
  • Preparation and negotiation of leases, purchase and sale agreements and other real estate agreements;
  • Preparation of easements; and
  • Formation and document preparation for condominiums, subdivisions and commercial complexes.

Brian was raised in Lewes, Delaware.  Following law school, he spent seven years practicing corporate and securities law in New York City, primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, finance, and private and public equity, servicing clients in the pharmaceutical, media, telecommunications, insurance, energy and fashion industries.  Brian returned to Sussex County in 2005, practicing with Sergovic & Ellis, P.A. prior to the formation of Ellis & Szabo, LLP in 2007.

Brian currently resides in Rehoboth Beach with his wife and daughter.


  • Tulane Law School, J.D., 1998
  • Georgetown University, B.A. in Government, 1995


  • Delaware, 2005
  • New Jersey, 2004
  • New York, 1999


  • American Bar Association
  • Delaware State Bar Association
  • Sussex County Bar Association