Berrien County Trial Court
Michigan State University College of Law
East Lansing, Michigan
J.D., magna cum laude, 2013
Western Michigan University:
Haworth College of Business
All Michigan state courts
Elliott’s corporate practice includes a heavy focus on mergers and acquisitions, lending transactions, commercial real estate transactions, and a wide variety of other commercial transactions. His clients include businesses of all sizes, private equity firms, financial institutions, and economic development organizations. Elliott has represented clients in negotiating, structuring, and documenting complex M&A, lending, and other commercial transactions, nationally and internationally, involving billions of dollars.
Represented global top-10 insurance brokerage in dozens of platform and add-on acquisitions.
Represented private equity fund in financing and acquisition of leader in aquatics consumer products industry.
Represented SaaS developer in sale to strategic buyer.
Represented distributor of production management systems for the agritech market in sale to publicly-traded company.
Represented product development and manufacturing company in sale to privately-held strategic buyer.
Represented joint venture of agricultural co-ops in purchase of assets from publicly traded company.
Represented privately-owned Zeigler Automotive Group in acquisition of three Chicago-area luxury car dealerships, estimated to add 5,000 new units and $350 million in annual sales.
Represented privately-held elevator services provider based in West Michigan in sale to Connecticut-based private equity fund. Varnum provided M&A, corporate, tax, real estate and employee benefits services.
Represented pipeline construction and engineering firm in connection with private equity investment.
Represented regional wholesaler and distributor of convenience store products in sale to privately-held strategic buyer.
Represented leading carbon steel service center in sale to private equity fund.
Honors and Recognitions
Best Lawyers in America®, Ones to Watch, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law, 2024
Michigan Lawyers Weekly, Up & Coming Lawyer, 2022
Moody on the Market, 40 under 40, 2020
Kalamazoo County Bar Association
State Bar of Michigan
The Avenue Family Network, Board of Directors – Secretary, Governance Committee
Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional Committee – past Chair
Michigan’s Great Southwest Strategic Leadership Council, Leadership Accelerator graduate