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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.

Bruce W. Benson

Counsel for Construction Matters

Advised on a variety of construction projects for both gaming and non-gaming clients.

Gwen Rutar Mullins

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.

Mark J. Gardberg

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.

W. West Allen

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.

Jonathan W. Fountain

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.

Robert Hernquist

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.

Jonathan W. Fountain

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.

Robert Hernquist