The Firm’s gaming attorneys have experience in numerous aspects of the industry, including representing casino owners and operators, gaming equipment suppliers and distributors, vendors, and other companies that invest in or provide services to the gaming industry.
Our work in this industry includes representing national and international clients seeking:
- Development, mezzanine, and permanent financing;
- Gaming licenses;
- Key employee licensure; and
- Lobbying services
Examples of our attorneys’ recent successes in representing gaming clients include:
- Recently obtained a successful verdict for its client after an 8 day bench trial last year in federal court in Las Vegas, Nevada. The lawsuit was brought by several Morgan Stanley funds seeking to enforce a $38 million judgment they obtained in 2003 against Seven Circle Gaming Corporation (“SCGC”), the U.S. parent company of an entity that developed and formerly owned the Resort at Summerlin, a luxury casino and resort just outside Las Vegas in Summerlin, Nevada. Plaintiffs pursued alter ego and fraudulent transfer claims against six defendants, including SCGC’s corporate parents and several of its former officers and directors. Kleinbard represented SCGC’s former president. After an 8 day bench trial in May 2018, the court recently issued its decision. The court found three defendants liable for the full judgment plus interest as alter egos of SCGC, but found Kleinbard’s client was not SCGC’s alter ego and ordered judgment in his favor. Kleinbard’s litigation team of Steven J. Engelmyer, Eric J. Schreiner, Paul G. Gagne and Jenna Smalley represented SCGC’s former president.
- Obtaining one of the first supplier licenses under Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act.
- Drafting and implementing the gaming legislation in the State of Colorado.
- Representing the State of Colorado with respect to Indian gaming compacts with the two federally recognized Indian tribes located in Colorado.
- Advising the government of Mongolia on gaming and business structuring issues including taxation of gaming activities.
- Preparing and filing voluminous licensing applications on behalf of the primary licensee, affiliated entities, principals, and key employees, and working with applicable gaming authorities to resolve licensing disputes and issues.
- Representing the developer of a casino and its former president in action involving breach of agreement to acquire bonds used to finance the casino’s development.
- Representing a casino in action against an insurer and insurance broker asserting claims for breach of contract and professional liability related to the insurance policy covering the casino’s construction.
- Representing numerous casino gaming companies, both domestic and international, on regulatory, licensing, and operational matters.
- Representing clients from Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Canada, and South and Central America in numerous gaming and financing transactions.
- Representing clients in connection with development financing, mezzanine financing, and permanent financing.