Licensing and Regulation
  • Representing clients before local, state, federal and international regulatory bodies.

  • Represented clients before state and tribal gaming agencies on regulatory, licensing, background investigations and disciplinary matters.

  • Preparing applications and obtaining applicable regulatory licensing and approvals.

  • Obtaining governmental permits required for the development and operation of casinos and video gaming routes.

  • Obtaining favorable results for licensing-related disciplinary matters.

  • Maintaining compliance with current and new regulations.

  • Writing and reviewing gaming and compliance plans and providing counsel on proper implementation of these plans .

 
Legislative and Regulatory Adoption
  • Our gaming law attorneys are actively involved in legislative processes leading to the development and adoption of laws that permit various forms of gaming worldwide. We have advised sovereign governments, regulatory agencies, tribal nations, casino operators and casino suppliers on establishment of gaming industries and regulatory environments.

  • Representing gaming clients called to testify before legislative committees and file comments on behalf of our clients in ongoing government rule-making proceedings.

  • Drafting proposed legislation, ruling requests, formal position papers and technical comments relating to the gaming industry.

 
Project Finance and Development
  • We represent gaming entities in obtaining secured and unsecured loans, funding and private placement of debt securities that is essential to the development, operation and growth of their enterprises. We also represent financial services companies with interest in the gaming industry with respect to their funding of gaming industry participants.

  • Our attorneys represent clients around the globe in all legal aspects of constructing and developing gaming operations, including transactions, real estate, zoning, construction and permits, as well as joint venture projects.

  • Represented national lender on sale of gaming loan portfolio and refinancing of existing casino revenue secured loan.

  • Represented casino developers in putting land into trust and developing gaming and resort-related facilities.

 
Native American Affairs
  • Negotiated of Tribal-State Compacts.

  • Represented on land-into-trust acquisitions for gaming and non-gaming purposes.

  • Obtained approval for gaming management contracts and collateral documents from the National Indian Gaming Commission and/or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

  • Obtained "declination" letters from the National Indian Gaming Commission on agreements not constituting management contracts.

  • Assisted clients in federal recognition process for Indian tribes.

  • Represented national lender and developer in documenting loans, leases and easements governed under Native American law.

 
Insolvency, Bankruptcy & Corporate Reorganization

Our attorneys represent lenders and creditors impacted by bankruptcy filings, as well as clients interested in acquiring the assets of gaming-industry entities involved in bankruptcy. We have significant experience working with secured creditors, unsecured creditors, lessors, tenants and purchasers in out-of-court workouts, insolvency proceedings and Chapter 11 cases involving corporate debtors.