Ellen concentrates her practice on Pennsylvania license transactions, state police enforcement matters and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and municipal hearings, as well as related litigation at both the trial and appellate level.

Ellen specializes in the representation of the retail tier of the alcohol industry, working extensively on license sale negotiations, compliance inquiries and upper-tier ownership reporting matters.

Ellen is a member of the Alliance of Alcohol Industry Attorneys & Consultants, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County and Philadelphia County Bar Associations, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association and Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.

Recent Experience

  • Successfully represented Giant Food Stores and Weis Markets in substantial litigation before Pennsylvania appellate courts
  • Numerous license acquisitions for Amazon, Wawa, Giant Food Stores and many more
  • Effectively represented multiple clients at hundreds of public hearings at municipalities throughout Pennsylvania

Bar Admissions



Duquesne University, JD

Duquesne University, BA