BB&D announces that Marc Ellinger has received the prestigious AV Preeminent® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are designed to assess the legal ability and ethical standards of an attorney. The AV Preeminent® rating represents a determination by Ellinger’s peers that he ranks at the highest level of professional excellence. Ellinger joins Thomas Avery, Stephanie Bell, Robert Blitz, James Deutsch, and Richard Rothman, who have also been AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Ellinger is actively involved in representing businesses and individuals in gaming law, particularly with respect to the Missouri Gaming Commission license and compliance matters. He represents casino operators, gaming equipment suppliers, game developers and key persons throughout the gaming industry on a broad range of gaming and licensing matters. He is one of only two Missouri attorneys recognized as a General Member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and is recognized as a Super Lawyer in the Gaming field.
He has over twenty years of experience in election law and affiliated campaign finance work, including the representation of candidates, as well as ballot issue campaigns and Political Action Committees. Marc has drafted initiative petitions covering a broad range of subjects and has been involved in the coordination of campaigns and litigation on ballot measures.
Marc also has extensive appellate experience. He has argued over tweny cases in the Missouri Supreme Court and dozens more in the Missouri Court of Appeals. From local government issues of first impression, to tax matters, to numerous election law cases, Marc has protected the interests of businesses, individuals and local governments.
His government regulatory law experience began as legal counsel in the Missouri State Auditor’s Office in 1993 and has continued to the present with extensive experience in legislative and rulemaking practice, environmental regulatory issues, and issues of state and federal constitutional law. As a Certified Public Accountant, Marc also practices frequently in the area of sales, use and property tax law, both in the administrative law context and in general litigation and transaction structuring.