Jim Ellis focuses his practice on complex corporate transactions and regulatory matters for clients in the maritime and transportation industry. Jim is an experienced negotiator in both the public and private sectors. He counsels clients in the following areas:
- mergers and acquisitions
- corporate structuring
- transportation regulatory matters
In addition, Jim routinely collaborates with our Blank Rome Government Relations team on Arctic policy and strategy.
Jim has extensive experience in working with all segments of the domestic and international maritime industry. This experience, combined with his practical, business-oriented approach to dealing with client issues, has allowed him to develop a practice in facilitating transactions involving multiple segments of the industry to achieve client objectives.
Jim was a founder of Dyer Ellis & Joseph, which merged with Blank Rome in 2003. Prior to this, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard, rising to the rank of commander. Jim also served as deputy U.S. representative to the UN Law of the Sea Conference for transportation issues, and graduated from the prestigious Sloan Fellows Program at MIT.