Gaming & Licensing - Nevada
THE FIRM This Southwestern powerhouse has offices in Reno and Las Vegas, and is increasingly praised by peers for its impressive growth in the Nevada gaming sector. It has a particular focus on advising clients on licensing and regulatory matters, internet and interactive gaming and social gaming and sweepstakes. The practice has an international element and assists clients in a diverse range of jurisdictions, including Sri Lanka, Russia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Sources say: "This is a firm with a practice that is expanding and progressing."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Anthony Cabot's stellar reputation stems from his position as one of the first lawyers in the state to recognize the potential of online gaming. Sources describe him as "the leading guy on net gaming in the state, maybe the leading guy in the country." He has a strong international aspect to his practice and also works with gaming companies to develop and launch new games and gaming devices.
Paul Bible is based in Reno and is a former head of the Nevada Gaming Commission. He is praised for his vast experience and his intellect; one interviewee described him as "an incredibly bright guy."
Michael Alonso is highly regarded by his peers, one of whom described him as a "really talented gaming lawyer." He recently joined the firm's Reno office and is seen by the market as a strong addition to the team. Sources recognize him for his lobbying expertise, describing him as "a very smart and even-keeled guy, and very pragmatic and conscientious."
Gregory Giordano is recognized by market sources for his long experience in the Nevada gaming sphere, and for his particular expertise in the corporate aspects of gaming law. Peers praise his knowledge of Nevada gaming law.
Sean McGuinness is based in the firm's Reno office and is well regarded by sources. He is recognized for his breadth of experience, which encompasses the gaming sector with a particular niche in bankruptcies related to gaming matters.