"Known for his work with casinos and gaming manufacturing companies, who regularly entrust him with complex M&A and regulatory mandates." - Chambers USA
Sean McGuinness is a partner in the firm’s Gaming Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on commercial gaming matters in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Mississippi, as well tribal gaming matters. He is also involved with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie's Bankruptcy practice group in relation to gaming bankruptcy matters.
Sean has represented clients with licensing and regulatory matters before the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Colorado Division of Gaming, the Colorado Limited Gaming Control Commission, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission, the Mississippi Gaming Commission and the National Indian Gaming Commission. He has also participated in gaming-related matters in other jurisdictions such as California, Canada, Hungary, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Switzerland and Washington. Sean has represented clients in gaming bankruptcy matters, including the Herbst Gaming, Station Casinos, Fitzgeralds Gaming Corporation, the Aladdin Hotel and Casino, and the Resort at Summerlin proceedings.
Sean is frequently asked to comment on the Commercial Gaming industry. Sean appeared on Nevada Newsmakers in October 2015 to discuss recent Gaming industry trends. Click here to view the video coverage. He is also a regular pundit on the program. In 2011, Sean was featured in a Q&A with In Business Las Vegas (now Vegas Inc.) where he provided an overview of his practice and the Gaming Industry in Nevada. Click here to learn more.
Sean was previously with Beckley Singleton, which partnered with Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin, which was owned by Swiss Casinos (1997-2001), had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993). He got his start in the gaming industry as a law clerk for the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission.
- The Best Lawyers in America - Woodward/White, Aiken, S.C. - Gaming Law, 2008-2017
- Nevada Business Magazine - 2013-2014 "Northern Nevada Best", 2010-2012 "Top 75" - Legal Elite, 2010-2014
- Mountain States Super Lawyers - 2013 "Top 100" - Gaming, 2007-2015
- Martindale-Hubbell - "AV/Preeminent Attorney" Rating
- John P. Frank Pro Bono Awards Luncheon - Recognized for commitment - Pro bono service
- In Business Las Vegas - “Who’s Who List”?
- Chambers USA - Gaming & Licensing, 2008-2016