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For the past three decades, Ellen Pilelsky has focused her practice areas on real estate transactions, commercial litigation, and business law.  Ms. Pilelsky has represented both purchasers and sellers in their real estate contracts,  developers, landlords and tenants concerning their commercial leases and contractual issues. These issues include buyer and seller defaults, change of mind/remorse, material misrepresentations, fraudulent  inducement and concealment, nondisclosures, and escrow disputes representing buyers, sellers, developers, realtors, and title companies.

As the Managing Partner of the firm, Ms. Pilelsky is proud of the firm’s 10.0 rating, the highest rating from AVVO, a distinguished national rating service. Ms. Pilelsky is an alumna of the Goldmans Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program. She has spearheaded the firm’s flat-fee concierge program, providing affordable outside general counsel services for small and medium sized businesses. In addition to that program, Ms. Pilelsky assists the firm’s corporate clients with daily legal matters including various contracts including vendor and customer agreements, independent contractor agreements, nondisclosure, nondisparagement, noncompete and confidentiality agreements. Further, Ms. Pilelsky is passionate about providing proactive counsel to her clients in order to avoid potential legal issues.

Ms. Pilelsky was originally trained as a commercial litigator on Wall Street, later moving to South Florida where she continued to hone her litigation skills. Subsequently, Ms. Pilelsky joined the Broward County State Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney, where she handled a high volume of cases and received tremendous courtroom experience.

In addition to Oppenheim Law,  Ms. Pilelsky also co-founded Weston Title & Escrow, Inc., in 1994, where she remains as its President. Weston Title is one of the oldest independent real estate title agencies in South Florida, serving lenders, developers, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, investors, and both residential and commercial purchasers and sellers.

Ms. Pilelsky is active in the community. She previously served on the Board of Directors of B’nai Aviv synagogue, where she was also its general counsel, the Greater West Broward Business Council of the Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Weston Bar Association, and as  a mentor in the Take Stock in Children program.


  • Florida Bar, 1988
  • New York Bar, 1987
  • United States District for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1987
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2000


  • Boston University, B.A., 1983, summa cum laude with Distinction
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Member of the Northwestern University  Journal of International Law and Business