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Leann Drummond Ellis

LeAnn Drummond Ellis

  • Attorney, Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Tax law
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Trust Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate

Biography

LEANN DRUMMOND ELLIS practices in the areas of business organizations, tax-exempt organizations, trusts and probate, estate and tax planning and tax deferred exchanges. Mrs. Ellis received her B.S. (Accounting) degree from Oklahoma State University, graduating as Top Ten Senior Woman and top Ten Business Graduates. Mrs. Ellis earned her J.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating as a member of the Order of the Coif Scholastic Honor Society, which includes the top ten percent of graduates. She is current member of the Payne County and Oklahoma Bar Association. She is also a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, of which she also serves as a member on the Oklahoma Nominating Committee. Mrs. Ellis has also been named as a Martindale AV Preeminent rated lawyer. Mrs. Ellis annually presents the continuing legal education seminar entitled "Recent Developments in Estate Planning, Probate and Guardianships" on behalf of the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1991
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Accounting

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001

Honors

  • Oklahoma State University Top Ten Senior Woman
  • Oklahoma State University Top Ten Business Graduates
  • Martindale AV Preeminent rated lawyer
  • American Jurisprudence Awards

Classes and Seminars

  • Recent Developments in Oklahoma Estate Planning…, OBA Continuing Legal Education programs, 2013 to Present
  • Recent Developments in Oklahoma Estate Planning (Annually), OBA Continuing Legal Education, 2009 to 2012
  • Recent Developments in Oklahoma Estate Planning…, OBA Continuing Legal Education programs, 2005
  • The Effect of the Privacy Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, OBA Continuing Legal Education programs, 2004
  • Selected Ethics Issues in Probate, OBA Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Mid-year Meeting Continuing Legal Education program, 2001
  • Fundamental Estate Plans: Estate Planning Strategies for Persons with Less than $3 Million in Assets, OBA Continuing Legal Education programs, 2000
  • Advanced Issues in Probate: Selected Ethics Issues in Probate, OBA Continuing Legal Education programs, 2000
  • Basic Principles of Estate Planning, National Business Institute, 2000
  • Charitable Giving Planning Techniques, National Business Institute, 1999
  • Emergence of Limited Liability Companies, Proceedings of the Southern Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 1995

Published Works

  • Asset Protection Planning (co-author), Oklahoma Bar Journal, 78:15, 2007
  • Contributing Author, Tulsa World, Dec. 13, 2013

Representative Clients

  • St. John Health System, Inc.
  • Log10, LLC
  • St. John Health System Foundation

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Zeta Tau Alpha

Professional Associations

  • Oklahoma Bar Association, 1991 to Present
  • Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Section of Oklahoma Bar Association, President (2008); Treasurer and Member, 2005 to Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Payne County Bar Association, Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Oklahoma Nominating Committee Member
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow

Past Positions​

  • Internal Revenue Service District Office, Staff Attorney, 1991 to 1993
  • Law Clerk to Justice Marian Opala, 1989 to 1991