Marc Ellinger is a founding partner of the firm of Ellinger and Associates, LLC, and represents businesses, individuals, organizations and committees in disputes. Marc focuses his practice in election law, legislative and rulemaking practice, municipal finance and structuring, infrastructure transactions, issues of state and federal constitutional law, gaming law, and appellate practice and has achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.
Marc served as legal counsel for the Missouri State Auditor in 1993. In that role advised the State Auditor on constitutional and tax law matters, as well as matters related to municipal and state debt financing and regularly, appeared before the state appellate courts and the Missouri Supreme Court on the Auditor’s behalf. Marc transitioned to private practice in 1999. Prior to founding Ellinger and Associates, LLC, Marc was a member of Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch, LC.
Recently Mark opened during Malta week 2021 the masterclass hosted class by IMGL at the Main Stage during day 1 of the SiGMA Conference.
Marc has more than twenty years of experience in election law and campaign finance compliance, including the representation of candidates, as well as ballot measure campaigns and Political Action Committees across the State of Missouri. 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, on behalf of both proponents and opponents.
Marc is also 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 Law area.
Marc’s background as a CPA allows him to view tax matters through multiple lenses. Marc has represented numerous clients in administrative and civil cases involving sales, use and property tax law. He also regularly advises clients regarding transaction structuring.
Marc has significant appellate experience in Missouri. He has argued more than twenty cases in the Missouri Supreme Court and dozens more in the Eastern and Western Districts of 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 across Missouri.
Education J.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, B.S. Accounting, University of Missouri, Columbia
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014 Best Lawyers in America 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016 Missouri/Kansas Super Lawyers
2017 Missouri Times, 50 Political Pro’s You Need to Know
2010 Trailblazer Award, Lincoln University 2008 Chairman’s Award, Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce 2005-2006 Rotary Foundation District Service Award 2000 Presidential Elector 2000 Up & Coming Attorney, Missouri Lawyers Weekly
Professional Associations and Memberships
International Masters of Gaming Law, President (2020-current), Second Vice President (2018-2019), Treasurer (2016-2017)
Associated Industries of Missouri, Chairman (2008-2010), Director (2003-current)
Board of the Missouri Public Entity Risk Management Fund, Chairman (2011-2014), Director (2009-2011)
Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (1996-current)
Elwood L. Thomas American Inn of Court, Master (2016-current)
Capital Region Medical Center, Chairman of the Board (2019-current), Treasurer (2016-2017), Vice Chair (2017-2019)
Rotary Club of Jefferson City, President (2006-2007)
Jefferson City Federalist Society, Vice President (2017-2018)
Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce, Director (2007-2014)
Missouri River Regional Library, Director (2003-2006)
Cole County Presiding Commissioner (2007-2014)