Counsel to Publicly Traded U.S. Casino Operator
Served as primary gaming counsel for a publicly traded U.S. casino operator and its majority shareholder. Representation included all gaming regulatory and licensing issues, as well as the acquisition of portfolio properties.
Counsel to Publicly Traded Gaming Manufacturer in Merger Involving 75 Countries and Over 200 State and Tribal Regulatory Jurisdictions in the U.S.
Acted as gaming and regulatory counsel to a publicly traded gaming manufacturer in its proposed acquisition by and merger with a leading innovator in the Class II and emerging gaming markets. Representation included advice regarding applicable licensing criteria and obtaining regulatory approvals for the merger in 75 countries and over 200 state and tribal regulatory jurisdictions in the U.S.
Counsel for Gaming Equipment Manufacturer
Represented the majority shareholder and controlling beneficial owner of a publicly traded gaming equipment manufacturer, including the preparation and filing of gaming license applications and assistance with all ongoing regulatory issues in all jurisdictions in which the manufacturer holds privileged gaming licenses.
Long-Standing Counsel to Casino Entertainment and Gaming Manufacturers
24 years of experience as in-house and outside counsel to casino entertainment and gaming manufacturers and distributors. Provide business focused legal advice in the areas of transactions, intellectual property, gaming compliance, and public company reporting.
Obtained the appropriate licensing of a gaming platform that utilizes a combination of random number generation and artificial intelligence to determine outcomes. The representation included the drafting and negotiation of the definitive agreements with the beta host casinos and the tote platform providers for distribution of the virtual platform.
Counsel for Construction Matters
Advised on a variety of construction projects for both gaming and non-gaming clients.
Lead Counsel to U.S. Bank Consortium
Local counsel to a U.S. bank consortium in the foreclosure of a $432MM loan on, and subsequent $150MM marketing of, Strip-adjacent land zoned for a large gaming resort in Las Vegas, NV, and housing an existing 996-unit apartment complex.
Purchase of a Card Club
Counsel to a special purpose co-investment vehicle to acquire, manage, and dispose of a portfolio of existing limited partnerships, limited liabilities companies, and other pooled investment vehicles in the purchase of a majority of the interests in a licensed and operating card club.
Counsel to Casinos
Negotiation of management agreements for casinos in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, North Carolina, and Oklahoma, as well as the licensing and notification requirements of the National Indian Gaming Commission to approve the terms of these agreements.
Counsel to London Based Lottery Company Expanding to U.S.
Advised London based lottery company in a mandate to expand its wagers on lottery outcomes to the United States, including negotiations with state lottery agencies and lottery providers to establish a long-term solution for expansion into wagers on U.S. lottery outcomes. This representation included analysis of all current U.S. lottery state rules, monitoring ongoing legislation, and negotiation with state and local regulators regarding the project.
Representation of Gaming Client in Patent Infringement Actions and Copyright and Trademark Claims
Intellectual property litigation counsel for one of the largest gaming corporations in the world against multiple non-practicing entities (NPEs) patent infringement actions and other copyright and trademark claims asserted before U.S. Federal Courts and the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appellate Board.
Foreign Nationals' Online Casino Websites Shut Down for Trademark Infringement and Cybersquatting
Represented Las Vegas casinos in multiple trademark infringement and cybersquatting cases against foreign nationals operating online casinos using counterfeit trademarks. Successfully obtained orders shutting down the websites.
Counsel on a Global Contest
Drafted the rules of play for a global contest, coordinating with local counsel in key international publication jurisdictions to ensure that the promotion was consistent with applicable law.
Summary Judgment Granted for Gaming Manufacturer
Represented a gaming manufacturer in defense of intellectual property and contract claims. We obtained summary judgment in favor of our client on all claims.
Successful Defense of Las Vegas Hotel/Casino
Represented Las Vegas resort hotel/casino and corporate parent in defense of breach of contract action related to purchase of hotel room keys. Obtained dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.
Acquisition of Social Casino Games Developer
Advised a leader in the U.S. gaming sector in its acquisition of a developer of social casino games, including review of the game play for the social gaming site to ensure compliance with gaming laws in all jurisdictions in which the client held privileged gaming licenses.
Gaming Resort Obtains Injunction Against Nightclub
Represented a gaming resort in an action against a nightclub that featured a number of provocative drug- and sex-themed adult entertainment vignettes. We obtained an injunction enjoining conduct of the nightclub. We developed case strategy with the client, drafted all pleadings and motions, managed all discovery, including overseeing a four-attorney document review team, and second chaired a nine-day evidentiary hearing where responsibilities included questioning over half of the witnesses.
Counsel to Gaming Company
Representation of one of the largest gaming companies in the U.S. on all gaming licensure and regulatory matters, including negotiation of definitive agreements to develop and manage a casino on behalf of a Native American tribe.