Ellis & Winters Welcomes Ellis Payne to Commercial Real Estate Team
Ellis & Winters LLP is pleased to announce that Ellis G. Payne has joined the firm’s real estate group. He focuses primarily on commercial leasing for both landlords and tenants as well as real estate development and financing.
Ellis comes with a senior vice president and general counsel background for a commercial real estate development and management company where he handled the firm’s commercial real estate portfolio as well as business and legal operations. Over the years, Ellis has worked with clients ranging from local independent establishments to Fortune 500 companies. He has experience in land use and zoning issues including historical preservation.
Ellis uses methodical problem-solving skills to work through complex real estate matters and most enjoys the collaborative nature of practicing real estate law. He often visits properties throughout various phases of development to see the tangible results as the deal progresses.
Ellis, a North Carolina native, attended North Carolina State University and Campbell Law School. He is involved in the Wake County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, NC Bar Association Real Property and In-House Counsel Sections, Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, Association of Corporate Counsel, and International Council of Shopping Centers.
In addition to his busy legal practice, Ellis enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children, perfecting his fly-fishing casting technique and the occasional round of golf at the beach or mountains.