Tyler Ellis focuses his practice in the areas of real estate, commercial finance, and business representation.
Tyler’s real estate practice includes commercial and residential representation of buyers, sellers and lenders. He has extensive experience on purchases, sales and financing, guiding clients from contract formation to closing, including negotiation and drafting of purchase and sale contracts, leases, loan documents, easements and other property agreements. He represents lenders in secured mortgage and asset financing, construction and development financing, term loans and additional facilities.
Tyler advises small- to mid-size businesses and their owners, from local start-ups to well established companies. His representation includes market and opportunity evaluation, business entity formation, assisting with raising capital, and drafting the documents needed to protect a business’ longevity, including operating agreements and shareholder agreements, employment contracts, and product or service contracts. Tyler assists businesses as they transition, either generationally or through third party transactions, by representing clients in asset and stock purchases and sales, as well as family business restructuring to coincide with estate planning strategies.
Tyler graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Law Magna Cum Laude, where he served as Publications Editor of the Buffalo Law Review, and as a member of the UB Law softball team. Before law school, Tyler graduated from SUNY Geneseo, where he has worked as an adjunct professor, teaching Legal Writing.
Tyler lives in the Village of Fairport with his wife and two children, and spends his time with family, friends and pets. With a passion to grow the Rochester business community, Tyler supports entrepreneurs at local universities, and serves as a member of the Entrepreneurship Committee of Digital Rochester, planning local events for entrepreneurs to learn from the successes and failures of one another. Tyler also serves on the Foundation Board for Lifetime Assistance, Inc., a not-for-profit committed to supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, and on the Board of the McQuaid Jesuit Young Alumni Association.