Associations of trade, professional and special interest groups have unique and varied legal needs arising from the many ways they promote and protect the interests of their members. In addition to the selection of the proper legal entity for their operations and the day-to-day business needs of the association, associations often are involved in the legislative and political processes, deal with regulatory agencies and participate in litigation either to protect the interests of their members or to express them. Through our experience with government, regulatory agencies, election law, and litigation, we can work with your association and your members to address legislative, election, regulatory, compliance challenges.
Our attorneys have decades of experience with associations. Our attorneys work with a number of statewide associations on a regular basis – mainly in the areas of business, healthcare and technology. Marc Ellinger has led local, statewide and international associations, as Chair of Capitol Region Medical Center and as President of the International Masters of Gaming Law. Stephanie Bell previously led Downtown Jefferson City and is a member of the Missouri Society of Association Executives. As active members of associations, and as individuals who have been active in association leadership, our attorneys are uniquely equipped to represent your association and its members.
Special Interest Associations
General Counsel or Outside Counsel Services
Legislation Drafting and Review
Regulation Drafting and Review
Campaign Finance compliance
501(c)(3) and other charitable designations under federal law
WHERE WE REPRESENT CLIENTS
State Administrative Licensing and Regulatory Agencies
Missouri Ethics Commission
State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts
Missouri Legislature (excluding lobbying)
Missouri Public Service Commission
ASSOCIATION LAW ATTORNEYS