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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP - Gaming & Licensing Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable firm providing counsel and representation to a diverse range of gaming clients throughout the USA. Expert group of attorneys offering a wealth of industry-specific experience as well as noteworthy expertise in sophisticated licensing matters in large multijurisdictional transactions. Possesses a client list that includes major casinos, gaming companies, resorts and alternative capital providers.

Strengths Market commentators say: "Brownstein is very strong. It's the strongest practice in terms of overall depth."

Sources say the team is "excellent, knowledgeable, reliable and easy to work with."

Work highlights Acted for CityCenter Holdings as corporate, gaming and real estate counsel in its $1.75 billion joint venture between MGM Resorts and Infinity World Development.

Represented Z Capital Group in its $580 million acquisition of Affinity Gaming, a casino operator with five casinos in Nevada.

Notable practitioners

Frank Schreck is described by sources as "excellent," and they say: "Frank Schreck is one of the preeminent members of the gaming Bar." He is a highly experienced gaming attorney with a focus on licensing and regulatory compliance. He works regularly with casinos and hospitality clients.

David Arrajj has a strong handle on state and local legislation and policy, gaming law and matters surrounding the recreation, hospitality and resorts industries. His work centers around regulatory investigations, advising gaming clients on M&A.

Paul O'Gara is based in the firm's New Jersey office. His practice focuses on gaming-related compliance, covering traditional and online gaming. He also works with clients in the regulated leisure industries.

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Fox Rothschild LLP - Gaming & Licensing Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-established practice demonstrating significant cross-border expertise in both licensing and regulatory work, regularly appearing before state administrative agencies across the US. Represents a broad range of domestic and international clients including suppliers and distributors, institutional investors and casinos. Also offers advice on complex transactional financings, and broad expertise on gaming technology and operational matters.

Strengths Sources say: "We enjoy working with the whole team. They're professional, responsive and knowledgeable. It has been a great experience with Fox Rothschild."

Work highlights Represented Seminole HR Holdings, the holding company behind the Hard Rock brand, in connection with casino license applications in a number of US states, as well as Canada, the UK, Spain and Cyprus.

Continued to represent Konami Gaming in its US and foreign gaming license applications.

Notable practitioners

Nicholas Casiello is well versed in gaming law, with a broad practice that covers areas such as compliance and investigations, licensing and financings. He is a widely acknowledged presence in the gaming space, with one interviewee noting: "Nick's ability to navigate difficult regulatory issues with ease and to be the calming voice of reason in the most tense situations makes him invaluable. His extensive base of knowledge and keen insights help to usher things through in a very efficient manner."

Marie Jones gains praise from her clients, who report that she is "professional, responsive, concise and always on point." Her work predominantly centers around regulatory law and licensing on behalf of clients such as gaming equipment manufacturers, private equity firms and suppliers.

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Fox Rothschild is home to one of the largest gaming law practices in the United States. Ranked by Chambers Global among the top gaming lawyers worldwide, Fox attorneys are skilled practitioners with decades of experience helping clients achieve success in the U.S. and internationally in this highly regulated industry. From Las Vegas to Atlantic City, Illinois to the Caribbean and England to Australia, Fox guides companies on regulatory, licensing, compliance, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, intellectual property, corporate, financing and operational issues. Fox attorneys are nationally-known and have testified by invitation on gaming technology, regulatory and other issues before state legislatures. And Fox routinely – and successfully – represents casino licensees and related vendors before various gaming control agencies. We have been at the forefront of Internet gaming in the United States and are actively involved in advising companies that operate in this field. In New Jersey, Fox attorneys are the go-to team for Internet gaming service providers and possess more experience representing clients in this area than any other law firm. We serve a wide array of gaming-related entities, including casinos, gaming equipment and software manufacturers, suppliers and distributors, private equity funds and investors, internet gaming companies, banks and financial service companies, racetrack owners and operators, lotteries and real estate developers, among others.

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Greenberg Traurig, PA - Gaming & Licensing Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Full-service international firm providing quality legal representation across a range of regulatory and transactional issues including online and tribal gaming-related matters. Counsels clients involved in every aspect of the gaming industry from casino owners, operators and suppliers to financial institutions and real estate developers. Also offers expertise in gaming and licensing matters intersecting with IP and real estate issues, alongside recognized expertise in hospitality law and Native American matters.

Strengths Sources say: "They have a very good regulatory gaming practice, they're very responsive, and they do solid legal research."

Work highlights Provided sports betting operator CG Technology with operational and regulatory advice regarding its gaming activities. In addition, the team advised on a range of other commercial matters, including new business opportunities and related due diligence.

Advised Global Gaming & Hospitality in connection with a range of transactional and operational gaming matters across a number of different jurisdictions.

Notable practitioners

Mark Clayton cochairs the firm's gaming practice and is recommended for his handling of regulatory matters surrounding land-based and internet gaming, as well as the manufacture and distribution of gaming equipment. Interviewees say that Clayton produces "truly outstanding work."

Martha Sabol concentrates on business and gaming regulatory law, and she regularly advises clients on internal investigations, licensure and acquisitions. Clients attest: "She has very strategic vision and as great at advising us on how to achieve our goals in the market."

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Star Individuals

Nicholas Casiello Jr

Fox Rothschild LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Nicholas Casiello is well versed in gaming law, with a broad practice that covers areas such as compliance and investigations, licensing and financings. He is a widely acknowledged presence in the gaming space, with one interviewee noting: "Nick's ability to navigate difficult regulatory issues with ease and to be the calming voice of reason in the most tense situations makes him invaluable. His extensive base of knowledge and keen insights help to usher things through in a very efficient manner."

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Frank Schreck is described by sources as "excellent," and they say: "Frank Schreck is one of the preeminent members of the gaming Bar." He is a highly experienced gaming attorney with a focus on licensing and regulatory compliance. He works regularly with casinos and hospitality clients.

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Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Anthony Cabot of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP is a highly distinguished gaming lawyer with industrywide knowledge of the sector. His advises on the full range of gaming industry issues, and is considered by market observers to be "one of the leading practitioners in this field of law."

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Clayton cochairs the firm's gaming practice and is recommended for his handling of regulatory matters surrounding land-based and internet gaming, as well as the manufacture and distribution of gaming equipment. Interviewees say that Clayton produces "truly outstanding work."

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Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "very knowledgeable" Kelly Duncan of Jones Walker LLP is noted for his expertise in gaming operations, regulatory matters, and the financing and development of gaming businesses. His clients include casino operators, manufacturers and financial institutions.

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Dickinson Wright PLLC

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeffrey Silver of Dickinson Wright PLLC focuses his practice on gaming regulatory laws, transportation, zoning and liquor licensing. Silver is of counsel in the firm's Las Vegas office.

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Heidi M Staudenmaier

Snell & Wilmer LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Heidi Staudenmaier of Snell & Wilmer LLP is recommended for her handling of matters at the intersection of gaming law and Native American law. Her clients include tribes, tribal entities and other businesses.

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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul West of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is noted for his handling of litigation, regulatory compliance and transactional matters connected to gaming law. He is particularly noted for his strength in the Louisiana market.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

David Arrajj has a strong handle on state and local legislation and policy, gaming law and matters surrounding the recreation, hospitality and resorts industries. His work centers around regulatory investigations, advising gaming clients on M&A.

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Latham & Watkins LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Sony Ben-Moshe cochairs the gaming and hospitality department at Latham & Watkins LLP. He is recognized for his handling of corporate and financing matters on behalf of gaming industry clients, including acquisitions, joint venture formation and securities offerings.

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Paul Hastings LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Behnam Dayanim of Paul Hastings LLP is noted for his niche expertise in internet gaming matters. Clients attest: "He is incredibly responsive and intelligent, and he provides advice we can use."

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Ifrah Law

From the Chambers USA guide

Jeff Ifrah of Ifrah Law is noted for his sophisticated gaming and licensing practice that emphasizes novel areas of the sector. His work covers cryptocurrency issues, internet sports betting and social media integration, among other matters. Sources say: "He knows the industry very well and is very effective at representing clients. He is very good in contentious situations."

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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul Jenson of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is noted for his "background, knowledge and insight into the gaming world," with clients appreciating that "his passion for the industry that he focuses on is great." His practice includes a range of regulatory and transactional gaming matters.

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Fox Rothschild LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Marie Jones gains praise from her clients, who report that she is "professional, responsive, concise and always on point." Her work predominantly centers around regulatory law and licensing on behalf of clients such as gaming equipment manufacturers, private equity firms and suppliers.

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Dan M McDaniel Jr

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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The "very talented" Dan McDaniel of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC is noted for his expertise in disciplinary proceedings, regulatory issues and licensing. He serves as the chair of the firm's gaming industry practice.

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Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Paul O'Gara is based in the firm's New Jersey office. His practice focuses on gaming-related compliance, covering traditional and online gaming. He also works with clients in the regulated leisure industries.

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Greenberg Traurig, LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Martha Sabol concentrates on business and gaming regulatory law, and she regularly advises clients on internal investigations, licensure and acquisitions. Clients attest: "She has very strategic vision and as great at advising us on how to achieve our goals in the market."

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Thomas B Shepherd III

Jones Walker LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Thomas Shepherd of Jones Walker LLP is widely acknowledged for his work in gaming which centers around public-private leases, financing, and the general operation of resorts and gaming facilities. His clients include major investment banks, gaming equipment manufacturers and Native American tribes.

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