Jonathan H. Ellis is a member of Flaster Greenberg’s Trusts & Estates and Business & Corporate Departments, and serves on the firm's Board of Directors. For more than 30 years, he has been assisting business owners, entrepreneurs, high-net worth individuals and their families in structuring their business affairs, estate planning and succession planning needs. He also concentrates his practice on elder law and the representation of closely-held businesses.
An accountant by trade, Mr. Ellis has the unique ability to provide his clients with a well-rounded approach in regards to their tax and estate planning needs.
Before joining Flaster Greenberg in January of 2019, Mr. Ellis was managing shareholder of Plotnick & Ellis PC, a boutique estates planning firm in the Philadelphia suburbs. The firm earned a reputation for “Best in Client Satisfaction” by Philadelphia Magazine, and successfully managed thousands of clients over its three-decade tenure.
Licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Florida, Mr. Ellis is also rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell® and is a currently a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and a member of the Employee Benefits sub-committee.
A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Ellis speaks and writes on topics of interest in his area of expertise, including tax planning, to attorneys and certified public accountants.
Honors & Awards
- Rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell
- Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts & Estates, 2013 – 2022
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- Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
- Member, Employee Benefits Sub-Committee, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)
- Former Adjunct Professor, Villanova Law School, Family Wealth Planning Course
- Member, Montgomery County Bar Association
- Member, Philadelphia Estate Planning Council
- Editorial Advisory Board Member for Tax Facts, The National Underwriter Company, 2012, 2013 and 2014
- Press Release(August 27, 2021)
- (August 27, 2020)
- Press Release(August 15, 2019)
- Philadelphia Business Journal(July 1, 2019)
- Flaster Greenberg Opens Conshohocken Office Effective July 1, 2019: Maintains Presence in JenkintownPress Release(June 28, 2019)
- Press Release(January 1, 2019)
- Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants(November 10, 2020)
- UBS Financial(February 27, 2020)
- (February 11, 2020)
- (February 6, 2020)
- Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs 2019 Conference on Pennsylvania Taxes(July 30, 2019)
- (June 13, 2019)
- Tough Problems in Estate PlanningPennsylvania Bar Institute(December 2018)
- Post Mortem Estate PlanningPennsylvania Bar Institute
- Looking Under the Hood: Drafting Better Trusts to Accomplish Your Clients’ Estate Planning GoalsPennsylvania Bar Institute
- Drafting Wills and Trusts in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Bar Institute(March 1, 2018)
- Using Trusts as Building Blocks for Your Client’s Estate PlanPennsylvania Bar Institute(June 1, 2015)
Articles & Alerts
- Legal Alert(April 20, 2020)
- The Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning, 16th EditionThe National Underwriter Company
- The Tools & Techniques of Estate Planning, 15th EditionThe National Underwriter Company
- Drafting Wills and Trusts in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Bar Institute(2010)
- New Jersey
Temple University Beasley School of Law, LL.M. (Taxation)
Widener University School of Law, J.D.
Penn State University, B.S., in Accounting