Frank A. Ellis III

“I grew up in a family of business owners and worked in a number of those companies before entering the practice of law. I’m very familiar with the needs of business owners—the whole range of issues they face—so I work closely with clients to develop legal strategies and solutions aligned with their business objectives.”


Frank Ellis is a transactions and trial lawyer who has advised clients on business law and litigation for more than 38 years. He provides counsel on a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, including entity formation and general corporate counseling, contracts, the purchase and sale of real estate and businesses, commercial leases, construction law, commercial transactions, gaming law, and regulatory matters. Frank has represented clients in a full range of commercial litigation including disputes involving contracts, contractor and construction disputes, real estate purchase and sale agreements, business purchase and sale agreements, tenants and landlords (commercial), and lenders and borrowers. He also has extensive trial experience.

In addition to his work for business clients, Frank has represented receivers who have been appointed in state and federal court, and he has been appointed as a receiver by such courts at the behest of, among others, the Federal Trade Commission.

Frank’s clients include business of all sizes, from sole proprietors to publicly traded multinational companies. He counsels clients in a variety of industries including gaming, hospitality, gas stations, contractors, relators, real estate investors, lenders, printing companies, convenience stores and auto dealerships. Some of his current and previous clients include Ellis Island Casino, Hotel and Brewery, Village Pub taverns, Edmond Warehouses Holding, Vegas Materials, Fire Protection Provided By Mesa, JMS Investments and Properties, Joe’s Stone Crab, Harshman Excavating, R. D Prabhu M.D., Red Rock Medical Center, AMA Air Conditioning & Heating, Airport Concessions, Swarts & Swarts, CPAs, Concord Finance, Black Mountain Golf & Country Club, D & D Steel, Electrostatic Painting, The Lakes Lounge and Gardenia Lane Photography.

Practice Groups:

Business Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law

Bar and Court Admissions:

Nevada and U.S. District Court, District of Nevada


B.A., University of Nevada
J.D., California Western School of Law

Memberships and Affiliations:

State Bar of Nevada
Clark County Bar Association