Mr. Benson concentrates his practice in the areas of gaming law, intellectual property, technology licensing, internet businesses, traditional and new media, real estate, real estate finance, gaming regulatory/compliance matters and litigation.

His broad based legal, transactional and business management experience spans several different industries, both domestic and international. Mr. Benson regularly represents manufacturers and distributors of gaming devices, casino/hotel companies and technology companies.

Mr. Benson received his B.A., with distinction from California State University at Long Beach in 1984 and his J.D., with distinction, from the University of the Pacific – McGeorge School of Law in 1987. He is licensed to practice in the States of Nevada, California, Colorado and New York.

  • Practice Areas

  • Education

    • University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law, 1987
      • J.D., with distinction
    • California State University - Long Beach, 1984
      • B.A., with distinction
  • Admissions

    • Nevada, 1992
    • California, 1987
    • Colorado, 1995
    • New York, 1991
  • Memberships

    • Nevada Bar Association
    • Safari Club International Litigation Advisory Board, Volunteer
  • Representative Matters

    • Sole legal advisor and transactional attorney managing the growth of a premier sports property with licensing revenues that began at $50K and grew to over $100MM in three years, and at the same time grew the estimated enterprise value over $800MM. Concluded a multitude of technology and brand licensing transactions, broadcast, new media transactions, and internet related transactions.
    • Management of patent and trademark portfolio valued over $2 billion for Fortune 200 Company.
    • Management of all technology related transactions and gaming floor products (gaming devices, table games and IT infrastructure) for the largest gaming company in the world.
    • As General Counsel, managed all legal and regulatory matters for a publicly traded technology/gaming Company, including public company SEC filings, patent and trademark development and enforcement strategies, transaction negotiation and related gaming regulatory matters.
    • Managed all aspects of the legal function for an automotive parts manufacturing and retail company.
    • Played critical legal role in the real estate acquisition, finance and development strategy and implementation that grew a retail store base from approximately 75 stores to over 230.

Bruce W. Benson

Wells Fargo Tower, Suite 1000
3800 Howard Hughes Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89169-5980
Office: (702) 667-4878
Fax: (702) 567-1568