Sean Wesley Ellis


Wes Ellis concentrates his law practice in the areas of:

  • Telecommunications
  • Taxation
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Business and corporate structuring and planning
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate litigation
  • Commercial transactions
  • Asset protection (both domestic and offshore)
  • Insurance claims disputes and policy interpretation.

He has extensive experience and offers clients comprehensive representation regarding the following:

  • Telecommunications regulatory issues
  • Telecommunications finance
  • Complex tax planning
  • Litigation with both the Internal Revenue Service and State Tax Commissions
  • Mergers and acquisitions of businesses
  • Shareholder or partnership disputes and litigation
  • General business planning
  • Contract negotiations
  • High net worth estate planning
  • Probate and estate disputes
  • Asset protection
  • Condominium governance and operation

He has worked with many business clients, both large and small, in various industries including:

  • Telecommunications
  • Construction
  • Healthcare and medical
  • Small loan finance
  • Insurance

Wes has worked closely with corporate counsel for publicly traded telecommunications companies regarding the negotiation of numerous contracts and regulatory issues. Wes also represents a large independent local telephone company and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies (including CLECs and ILECs), which provide services in local telephone, interstate and intrastate long distance and Internet services.


  • B.S. in Business Administration, 1983, University of Southern Mississippi
  • M.B.A., 1985, University of Southern Mississippi
  • J.D., cum laude, 1989, University of Mississippi Law Center
  • L.L.M. in Taxation, 1990, New York University


  • The Florida Bar (and the following sections: Tax; Business Law; Elder Law; and Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law),
  • The Mississippi Bar (and the following sections: Taxation; Estates and Trust; and Business Law),
  • The State Bar of Georgia
  • The Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association.

Professional Acknowledgements

  • Peer Rated A-V in Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

Other Achievements & Awards

  • University of Mississippi Law Center
    • Space Law Journal, Member
    • Moot Court Board, Member
    • American Jurisprudence Award in Wills and Estates
  • University of Mississippi
    • Phi Kappa Phi, then the University of Mississippi’s highest academic honor society

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Mississippi

Previous Employment

From 1986 to 1987, he served as Contract Specialist for the Office of Federal and State Programs under the Office of the Governor of the State of Mississippi.


1989 (Mississippi); 1996 (Florida); 2014 (Georgia)


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