Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

Larkin Ellzey

Larkin B. Ellzey

Partner
Phone: 404.495.3623
Fax: 404.365.9532
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Larkin B. Ellzey is a Partner in the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. His primary areas of concentration are mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, strategic investments, franchise relationships and general corporate matters.

Mr. Ellzey also has experience providing general transactional services, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating various business agreements. Prior to joining MMM, Mr. Ellzey practiced at Ballard Spahr LLP in Atlanta, GA and Nexsen Pruet, LLC in Columbia, SC.

Representative Experience

  • Served as lead counsel in a series of asset acquisitions on behalf of a publicly held waste industry client
  • Served as lead counsel on behalf of a healthcare industry client in an asset acquisition with equity transfer components
  • Served as lead associate in sale of a majority interest of an air ambulance company to multiple private equity groups
  • Served as lead associate in the sale of a majority interest of a manufacturing company to a private equity group
  • Served as lead associate in the corporate restructure of a staffing company
  • Served as lead counsel in the development stages and establishment of contractual arrangements for a consulting services provider in the food and beverage industry
  • Served as lead counsel in the asset acquisition of an insurance agency
  • Served as lead associate in the merger of two major insurance companies
  • Served as lead associate in the acquisition of two golf and country clubs by an investor group
  • Served as lead associate in the acquisition of a golf and country club by a subsidiary of an international industrial company
  • Served as lead associate in a series of asset acquisitions representing an electrical wholesaler acquiring competitors  
  • Provided advice and documentation regarding the corporate structure and ownership transfers of a regional freight line company and its various subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Served as lead counsel in the corporate restructuring of a local restaurant chain
  • Assisted in the analysis and documentation regarding the corporate structure and ownership transfers of a tobacco distributor and its subsidiaries and affiliates
  • Provided advice and documentation regarding the corporate structure and ownership transfers of a wholesale meat distributor
  • Served as lead associate on behalf of a hospital client in a controversial acquisition of a local cardiology group
  • Served as lead associate in a long term leasing arrangement of a government owned hospital
  • Served as lead associate in the joint venture of two hospital systems
  • Served as lead associate on behalf of a hospital client in the acquisition of the largest local cardiology group
  • Served as lead associate on behalf of a hospital client in the joint venture with a prominent cardiovascular surgery group
  • Served as lead associate on behalf of a hospital client in the acquisition of a general surgery group
  • Served as lead associate in a series of acquisitions of three nursing homes
  • Served as lead counsel and client contact in the process of establishing a franchise system and corporate structure for a fast casual restaurant chain
  • Served as lead counsel in the negotiations and development of a limited liability company structure to serve as the holding company of a new restaurant franchise
  • Served as lead counsel in the negotiations and development of a limited liability company structure to serve as the franchising entity of a smart phone repair service provider
  • Served as lead counsel for a national pizza chain franchisee in the negotiation of the franchise relationship with the franchisor and the corporate structure of the franchisee
  • Served as lead counsel for a national fast casual restaurant chain franchisee in the negotiation of the franchise relationship with the franchisor and the corporate structure of the franchisee
  • Served as lead counsel in the asset acquisition of a franchised restaurant unit by a new franchisee
  • Served as lead counsel in the asset sale of a franchisee’s developed units and its development rights to the franchisor
  • Served and currently serving as lead counsel to a national air freight franchisor in regards to various components of franchise system