LaTonya Ellis has joined Ice Miller as practice group director for the firm's Real Estate and Municipal Finance Practice Groups.
Based in the Chicago office, Ellis is responsible for overseeing aspects of the strategic growth, diversity and inclusion priorities and day-to-day business operations for the groups. She works closely with firm leadership to design strategies and innovative approaches to business operations. She is also responsible for the implementation of synergies, efficiencies and best practices across the multistate practice groups. She operates in support of the groups' priority to deliver the highest level of efficient service to all clients.
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Ellis served in leadership roles as a real estate attorney at two law firms. She oversaw operations for real estate and labor and employment transactions, developed legal compliance standards, pursued opportunities for growth and coordinated strategic planning. In addition, she maintained a legal practice in which she regularly drafted wireless carrier leasing and purchase agreements, reviewed title and environmental due diligence for real estate transactions and represented landlords and tenants in a variety of leasing and management matters.
Before moving to private practice, she served in various in-house legal and operational roles at two Fortune 50 wireless companies. Ellis is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois.