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Asheville, N.C. – Van Winkle would like to congratulate attorney Anderson Ellis, who has been named to Biltmore Beacon’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Award list for 2019. Ellis is a member of The Van Winkle Law Firm’s business practice, where he works with small and mid-size businesses on all phases of corporate life, including entity choice, formation, operations, sale/purchase and reorganizations. With a background in litigation, Anderson is adept at handling a variety of issues that may arise for all types of businesses.

Anderson graduated from Wake Forest University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, and is admitted to practice in North Carolina and Tennessee state and federal courts and before the United States Supreme Court. He has served on several community nonprofit boards, frequently in leadership roles, including the Kiwanis Club of Hendersonville, the Children & Family Resource Center, the Henderson County Bar Association, and the Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development.

“We are very proud of Anderson being honored with this selection,” said Steve Grabenstein, president of The Van Winkle Law Firm.  “Anderson’s commitment to his community and his clients is well known and I’m pleased that he is being recognized in this way. He is a valuable member of the Van Winkle team.”

The Biltmore Beacon is a weekly newspaper that honors rising stars of the local business community each year. Honorees are chosen based on their business achievements and community involvement.  For more information visit

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