Billie J. Ellis

Billie Ellis is a real estate and corporate partner in the firm’s Dallas office. He concentrates his practice on a broad spectrum of private equity, financial, commercial, and real estate transactions, including the acquisition, financing, development, and sale of all types of properties and companies.

Mr. Ellis previously served as a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Halifax Group, a $200 million private equity fund. In that capacity, he was involved in all aspects of Halifax, including the preparation of all fund documents, marketing to private and institutional investors, and acting as the de facto general counsel in the due diligence, purchase and sale, and other legal matters relative to Halifax portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Halifax, Mr. Ellis joined a large, Texas regional firm where he built and chaired the Real Estate and Commercial Law Group, the largest practice group of the firm when he left to start Halifax. Before that, he spent three years practicing with a well-known national firm that originated in Texas.

As detailed below, Mr. Ellis is an accomplished writer and presenter who has been educating students and colleagues for nearly two decades in private equity, finance, and real estate law. In recognition of his teaching skills, Mr. Ellis received the 2012 Texas Exes Teach Award—an annual tribute honoring one professor from each of the schools and colleges at the University of Texas for one of his courses.

Good to know

Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Corporate & Finance, 2) Mergers & Acquisitions, 3) Private Equity Transactions, 4) Real Estate and 5) Real Estate Finance
Law School University of Houston Law Center (J.D.,)
Education Southern Methodist University (M.B.A.);The University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Association
Most recent firm Winston & Strawn LLP
LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/billie-j-ellis-jr-687b4210/
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