Tara P. Ellis

Partner Jackson
(601) 965-8165
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Education
  • Tulane University Law School
    J.D., 2003, cum laude
  • University of Mississippi
    B.A., 2000
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2003
About Tara
Q&A
  • Which courts or agencies do you most often appear before on behalf of your clients?

    Consistent with the regulatory portion of my practice, I have routinely worked with the Mississippi Gaming Commission and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division of the Mississippi Department of Revenue, primarily relative to licensure and compliance issues. I have also frequently worked with other state and local agencies in assisting my clients to obtain necessary licensure and permits necessary to operate or acquire their businesses.

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  • What types of clients do you represent?
  • What do you find most exciting about your work?
MORE ABOUT Tara
  • Represented the owners of a casino in the sale of their membership interests. (2012)      
  • Represented a publicly-traded corporation in its acquisition of the equity securities of two Mississippi casinos. (2010, 2012)   
  • Successfully defended a casino against a $1 million slot machine jackpot claim, proven to be a result of a malfunction. (Miss. 2009, Eash v. Imperial Palace of Miss., LLC, 4 So. 3d 1042)
  • Represented a state housing finance agency in the implementation and administration of a foreclosure prevention program. (2010 – Present)          
  • Represented a purchaser of a chain of restaurants holding Mississippi alcoholic beverage permits in licensing issues. (2016)  
  • Represented a lender in the financing, through loan and grant programs, of approximately 40 affordable housing projects.             
  • Represented a multi-state retailer in the implementation and review of various compliance and risk management programs.
      Education
      • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2003, cum laude
      • University of Mississippi, B.A., 2000
      Bar Admissions
      • Mississippi, 2003
      Professional Affiliations
      • International Association of Gaming Advisors
      • Mississippi Bar Association
      • Executive Board of the Gaming Law Section
      • Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, past board member
      Awards & Accolades
      • The Best Lawyers in America
      • Mid-South Rising Star
      • PORTICO Magazine’s Top 10 Lawyers in Jackson, Mississippi