Seth E. Ellis
For Seth, managing partner of Ellis Law Group, P.L., estate planning is not an abstraction, a stack of papers, or a collection of statutes. It is a deeply personal endeavor involving some of the most important and impactful aspects of his clients’ lives. Seth understands that his role is to help clients work through the practical, financial, and emotional aspects of estate planning as much as it is to help them navigate legal issues.
That personal approach, that passion for helping people manage tough times or achieve their objectives, is why Seth’s clients often become friends and virtual family. He takes great joy in his clients’ triumphs and is there to provide sound guidance and a steady hand through times of difficulty.
For over two decades, Seth has provided sophisticated estate planning, wealth protection, business succession planning, and general business counsel to clients in South Florida and throughout the country. Seth brings the same creativity and commitment to every client and every matter; from young families planning for their futures to multi-generational clients focusing on continuity in the family business and protecting family fortunes from taxes and liabilities.
Seth’s professionalism and accomplishments have earned him the respect of his peers and colleagues, who have recognized him with an AV-Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
A Massachusetts native, Seth attended Union College in Schenectady, New York before earning his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Seth also earned an LL.M. in Estate Planning at the University Of Miami School Of Law where he later taught as an adjunct professor.
Seth’s focus on service is not limited to his practice. He is equally passionate about serving his community and supporting a range of Palm Beach County and nationwide philanthropic endeavors. He served two terms as a director of the Alzheimer Foundation of America, was the prior Chairman of the Board of the Haven, Inc. and now serves on the South County Leadership Advisory Council for the Place of Hope at the Haven Campus. He is also a member of the Business & Professional Division Leadership Cabinet and a member of Professional Advisory Committee of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County.
Seth’s real passion is providing legal and business advice to entrepreneurs. For the past eight years, Seth has been a member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization in South Florida. Seth just concluded his fourth year as a member of the served on the South Florida Board of Directors and was on the U.S. East Regional Board where he served as the Chair for Strategic Alliances. In 2018, Seth accepted a position with the Global Board of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization as a member of the Strategic Alliance Committee.
Seth is admitted to practice law in Florida and Massachusetts. When not serving his clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three daughters, and two dogs.