Mark A. Ellis: Lawyer with Kutak Rock LLP

Mark A. Ellis

Omaha,  NE  U.S.A.
Phone(402) 231-8744

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Business and Corporate
  • Asset Securitization
  • Corporate and Securities
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Securities Regulation
  • Banking -- Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate and Capital Transactions
  • Alternative and Renewable Energy
University United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1977
Law SchoolCreighton University School of Law, J.D., 1985
Admitted1985, Nebraska

Memberships and Affiliations

American Bar Association; Business Section of the American Bar Association; Nebraska Bar Association; Business Law Section of the Nebraska Bar Association; Executive Committee Member, Omaha Bar Association

MilitaryColonel, USAR, JAGC, retired

Mr. Ellis' practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing of privatized military housing, federal securities law and general corporate law. He has represented acquiring and target companies in various industries, including financial services, insurance, technology, energy and manufacturing. Mr. Ellis also has represented issuers and underwriters in numerous public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. In addition, he provides federal securities law advice regarding registration, reporting, disclosure and compliance.

•Representing the underwriter in the first issuance of investment grade rated, non-credit enhanced bonds to finance privatized military housing.
•Representing an issuer in the shelf registration of several billion dollars of notes backed by credit card receivables.
•Representing a mutual insurance company in its conversion to a stock company and its initial public offering at a time when fewer than 10 such transactions had been accomplished.
•Representing numerous small to mid-size public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and the public and private offering of equity and debt securities.


July 29, 2011SEC Ends Reliance On Credit Ratings

On July 26, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ( SEC ) adopted rules implementing Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank).


July 28, 2011SEC Replaces Reliance on Credit Ratings In Short-Form Registration Criteria and Other Forms and Rules

On July 26, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rules implementing Section 939A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank). Client Alert


Government Service

United States Army 1977-1982; United States Army Reserves 1982-2001; Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps


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Mark A. Ellis

1650 Farnam Street
OmahaNE 68102-2186


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