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Mark Ellinghouse is a senior attorney in the firm’s real estate and corporate practice groups. Mark provides counsel to his clients regarding sophisticated real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of real property, leases, joint ventures, title matters, easements, CC&Rs, and real estate development. He also regularly works with lenders on commercial financing transactions, including origination, workout and enforcement. Mark has experience in matters involving all types of real estate, including retail, industrial, office, multifamily, land, and mixed-use projects.
Mark also regularly advises clients regarding corporate transactional matters, including formation, governance and management, mergers and acquisitions, strategic partnering, joint ventures, licensing, distribution, and researching arrangements. He represents all types of individuals and entities, large and small, including corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships. Mark’s clients are active in myriad industries, including interior design, construction, entertainment, biotechnology, health and dietary supplements, gas station franchising, and community development.
Mark also loves working with craft breweries, advising owners, brewers and managers about the endless array of legal issues facing their evolving industry. California is a hotbed for craft brewing, and Mark has visited breweries throughout the state getting to know the wide variety of hoppy suds that its brewers are making daily. Mark’s unique business and legal background helps him offer practical, effective legal advice to his clients, avoiding many of the common pitfalls that bog down new and emerging breweries.
Prior to joining Weintraub, Mark obtained both litigation and transactional experience in real estate, commercial, corporate and other business matters. He has worked at several law firms in the Sacramento area, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, and both public and private companies. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis in 2011 and his B.A. (double major in Political Science and History) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
In his free time, Mark spends time playing basketball, comparing IPAs, wrestling with his French Bulldog, and rooting for the Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers, and the UCLA Bruins.
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J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law, 2011
M.B.A., University of California, Davis, Graduate School of Management, 2011
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006
Urban Land Institute, Young Leaders Group
Board Member, Co-Chair
Leadership Sacramento, Class of 2016
California Bar Association Real Property Section
SCBA – Real Esate
Sacramento Barristers’ Club
American Cancer Society
Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2014-2018
Sacramento Business Journal’s Best of the Bar 2018
Sacramento Magazine’s Top Lawyers List, 2018