Stephanie Bell has been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
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Stephanie Bell is a partner at Ellinger and Associates, LLC. Her practice focuses on election, utility, gaming, tax and other governmental disputes. She represents individuals, businesses, associations, committees, and political subdivisions in a wide array of state and local government matters. Read more here http://www.ellingerlaw.com/stephaniebell.html.
Ellinger and Associates, LLC is honored to announce that we have been selected to be part of U.S. News "Best Law Firms" rankings for the year 2020. The year 2020 will mark the 10th Edition of U.S. News "Best Law Firms" rankings, and Ellinger and Associates is honored to have been chosen for the first time alongside a group of so many other great law firms from across the country. We want to thank our clients who have trust us with their important matters and who, through their own successes, are a constant source of inspiration.
Ellinger and Associates LLC represents businesses, organizations, and individuals in a wide array of corporate, state, and local government matters. With decades of experience and the use of cutting-edge technology, we provide prompt and personalized service and expect to earn a place as a valued member of your team. The U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and a review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Marc Ellinger was recently elected as Chairman of the Capital Region Medical Center (CRMC) Board of Directors. Ellinger will be taking the position after serving a term as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors 2017-2019. In addition to serving as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors he also previously served as Treasurer, Chair of the Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and ByLaws committee.
Ellinger looks forward to serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors and continuing to advocate and work toward CRMC's vision that service and quality will set the standard of excellence for a community health system.
Marc Ellinger spoke at the 2019 IAGR Conference in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Marc moderated a panel on the Hot topics in Gaming in the United States. The panel discussed how the growth of sports betting in the United States as eSports is taking off and how new technologies are altering the traditional gaming marketplace. Panelists include Marie Jones, Fox Rothschild LLP, Ian Hughs, VP of Global Services, Gaming Laboratories International (USA), Gayle Cameron, Commissioner Massachusetts Gaming Commission.
Marc has actively engaged in the representation of gaming clients for more than 20 years. He represents gaming licensees, including those operating gaming facilities, key personnel, and manufacturer/supplier licensees, on all facets of gaming, including licensing, relicensing, disciplinary matters, gaming transaction compliance matters, and direct representation, including litigation, before the Missouri Gaming Commission.
The International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR) consists of representatives from gaming regulatory organizations throughout the world. Since incorporating, IAGR has attracted a record number of members and is today comprised of regulators from jurisdictions that include Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America, South America, and the Caribbean.
Marc Ellinger spoke at the 2019 RNLA National Election Law Seminar conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Marc moderated a panel on setting up and running an Election Day Operations Program. Panelists included: Jen Daulby, Republican Staff Director and Committee on House Administration for the U.S. House of Representatives, Mike Roman, Senior Advisor Trump 2020, and Michael Thielen, RNLA Executive Director.
Marc has more than twenty years of experience in election law and campaign finance compliance, including the representation of candidates. Lawyers at Ellinger and Associates have participated in Election Day Operations in multiple election cycles, and have represented candidates with respect to qualification issues and in election contests. In addition, Marc has represented a number of ballot measure campaigns and Political Action Committees across the State of Missouri. Lawyers at Ellinger and Associates have 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.
Founded in 1985, The Republican National Lawyers Association is an organization whose mission aims to advance Professionalism, Open, Fair and Honest Elections, career opportunity, and Republican Ideals. Since its founding RNLA has become a recognized leader in advancing professionalism by continuing legal education events such as the National Election Law Seminar.
Ellinger and Associates, LLC is proud to announce that Marc Ellinger is being recognized in the 2020 edition of Best Lawyers in America© in Administrative/Regulatory Law. Each year, Best Lawyers compiles a list of outstanding attorneys based on peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading attorneys confidentially evaluate their peers.
Marc has been recognized by Best Lawyers since 2014. Marc represents businesses, individuals, organizations and committees in disputes. Marc focuses his practice in election law, legislative and rulemaking practice, municipal finance and structuring, issues of state and federal constitutional law, gaming law, and appellate practice. Marc 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.
Tom Rynard attended the American Health Lawyers Association’s two-day Health Care Arbitration Training program in Baltimore, Maryland in March, 2019. The program combined training on all stages and issues of arbitration proceedings with an emphasis on the health care setting through lecture by recognized practitioners in health care alternative dispute resolution, case studies and practical exercises. The substance of the program included Arbitrator Authority and Responsibilities, Legal Ethics and Disclosures, Discovery in Arbitration, Pre-hearing Proceedings, Hearings, and Awards.
The program was primarily designed for arbitrators, but also provided practical information for those representing parties involved in the arbitration process. The AHLA is the leading national organization of health care law attorneys in the United States. In addition to providing information and education to member health care attorneys through seminars, conferences and papers, the AHLA offers its own Dispute Resolution Service for parties seeking to mediate or arbitrate their health care-related disputes.
Rynard is a member of the AHLA, on its exclusive roster of mediators, and on its list of arbitrators. He is qualified under Missouri Rules as an arbitrator and mediator, and is on the panel of neutrals for United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri and the Missouri Bar (selected circuits); by agreement of the parties; and is available to represent or consult with parties on arbitration and mediations. In addition to the AHLA arbitration training program, Rynard has completed the Mediation Training for Civil Cases program of the University of Missouri School of Law Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution; the Mediating Health Care Controversies program of the AHLA; and numerous health care seminars of the American Arbitration Association. Rynard’s experience in alternative dispute resolution includes health care matters, construction contracting disputes, insurance coverage and property damage disputes.
Marc Ellinger will speak at the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) 2019 Spring Conference which takes place March 27-29, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Marc will join three other speakers on a panel titled “Gaming, Elected Officials and the Media” The panelists will discuss the restrictions on gaming businesses in electoral activity and in media with a guide to how gaming businesses can participate in both and insure a continued vibrant gaming industry.
Marc will also be also be facilitating two discussions, with other facilitators, on recent issues concerning the Wire Act. The discussion will focus on state lotteries, mega jackpots, online poker sites and contracts among state for liquidity purposes, to mobile gaming. The group will be discussing whether the transmission at some point across state lines helps facilitate the wager.
International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) is the pre-eminent association of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world who are dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information and advice. The open networking and collective experience of its members makes the IMGL an integral and effective tool for the dissemination of gaming law developments worldwide. IMGL has members from six continents, more than fifty countries and thirty states.
Stephanie Bell was recently elected as an IMGL Affiliate Member. Applicants for this membership require licensure as an attorney, a high level of commitment to the development of the gaming law practice, and an active interest in IMGL. IMGL members participate in two annual conferences (spring and autumn) – in 2019 these will take place in New Orleans and Munich. IMGL also hosts receptions and Masterclasses at ICE (London) and G2E (Las Vegas). IMGL also publishes the American Gaming Lawyer, Canadian Gaming Lawyer, European Gaming Lawyer, and Indian Gaming Lawyer.
The International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL) is an invitation-only, non-profit corporation dedicated to education and the advancement of the gaming law profession, and to establishing an exchange of professional information about the local and global practice and development of gaming law. IMGL is the pre-eminent association of gaming attorneys, regulators, educators, executives and consultants from around the world who are dedicated to education and the exchange of professional information and advice. The open networking and collective experience of its members makes the IMGL an integral and effective tool for the dissemination of gaming law developments worldwide. IMGL has members from six continents, more than fifty countries and thirty states.
Stephanie Bell was recently elected President of the Jefferson City Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society. Both Bell and Marc Ellinger have served on the Chapter's Steering Committee since the organization was formed in 2017. The Jefferson City Lawyers Chapter hosts several CLE events each year, including a day-long event at the Capitol in conjunction with the St. Louis and Kansas City Chapters.
The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies is a group of conservatives and libertarians interested in the current state of the legal order. It is founded on the principles that the state exists to preserve freedom, that the separation of governmental powers is central to our Constitution, and that it is emphatically the province and duty of the judiciary to say what the law is, not what it should be.