Gaming & Hospitality

"Their knowledge of the gaming laws and regulations, and their relationships with all the key gaming regulatory agencies, is unparalleled." - Chambers USA

The Gaming & Hospitality Industry constantly evolves, with new opportunities and developments across many different jurisdictions – both domestic and international.  The highly regulated nature of the gaming industry, both online and land-based, touches more than just mere licensing.  As such, we understand that clients need knowledgeable counsel ready to assist with navigating the regulatory framework, as well as a firm that is familiar with other significant legal issues that hotels, casino resorts, and companies promoting their products and services face on a daily basis.  

We regularly represent restaurants and gaming properties in litigation, IP protection employment matters, as well as real estate and corporate transactions, including leasing, acquisitions, entities and financing.


 

Gaming's Economic Impact

$240 billion

 
Jobs Supported

1.7 million

 
Wages

$73.5 billion
Tax Revenue

$38 billion


Source: All Data 2014 Oxford Economics

Gaming

Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Phoenix, Irvine
shart@​lrrc.com
602.262.5787 / vCard
Michael G. Alonso
Michael G. Alonso
Partner
Reno
malonso@​lrrc.com
775.321.5516 / vCard
Anthony N. Cabot
Anthony N. Cabot
Partner
Las Vegas
acabot@​lrrc.com
702.949.8280 / vCard
Peter A. Larson
Peter A. Larson
Partner
Phoenix
plarson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5796 / vCard
Glenn J. Light
Glenn J. Light
Partner
Las Vegas
glight@​lrrc.com
702.949.8276 / vCard
Sean M. McGuinness
Sean M. McGuinness
Partner
Reno, Las Vegas, Denver
smcguinness@​lrrc.com
775.321.3407 / vCard
Roger M. Morris
Roger M. Morris
Partner
Denver
rmorris@​lrrc.com
303.628.9523 / vCard
David L. Mousel
David L. Mousel
Partner
Reno
dmousel@​lrrc.com
775.321.3430 / vCard
Kerry K. Patterson
Kerry K. Patterson
Partner
Phoenix
kpatterson@​lrrc.com
602.262.5717 / vCard
Karl F. Rutledge
Karl F. Rutledge
Partner
Las Vegas
krutledge@​lrrc.com
702.949.8317 / vCard
Jason Bacigalupi
Jason Bacigalupi
Associate
Las Vegas
jbacigalupi@​lrrc.com
702.474.2641 / vCard
Frances R. Sjoberg
Frances R. Sjoberg
Associate
Phoenix
fsjoberg@​lrrc.com
602.262.5718 / vCard
Mary Tran
Mary Tran
Associate
Las Vegas
MTran@​lrrc.com
702.474.2666 / vCard

Business Transactions

Amy E. Altshuler
Amy E. Altshuler
Practice Group Leader, Partner
Phoenix
aaltshuler@​lrrc.com
602.262.0205 / vCard
Bryant D. Barber
Bryant D. Barber
Partner
Phoenix
bbarber@​lrrc.com
602.262.5375 / vCard
Kevin M. Kelly
Kevin M. Kelly
Partner
Denver
KKelly@​lrrc.com
303.628.9514 / vCard
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Scott Y. MacTaggart
Partner
Las Vegas
smactaggart@​lrrc.com
702.474.2646 / vCard
Donald G. Martin
Donald G. Martin
Partner
Las Vegas, Reno
dmartin@​lrrc.com
702.474.2610 / vCard
John M. Rawicz
John M. Rawicz
Partner
Phoenix, Las Vegas
jrawicz@​lrrc.com
602.262.5715 / vCard
Heidi K. Short
Heidi K. Short
Partner
Phoenix
hshort@​lrrc.com
602.262.0237 / vCard
Natalie Cheung
Natalie Cheung
Associate
Las Vegas
ncheung@​lrrc.com
702.474.2692 / vCard

Intellectual Property

Oliver S. Bajracharya
Oliver S. Bajracharya
Partner
Los Angeles
obajracharya@​lrrc.com
626.795.9900 / vCard
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
Las Vegas, Silicon Valley
mmccue@​lrrc.com
702.949.8224 / vCard
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Jennifer A. Van Kirk
Partner
Phoenix
jvankirk@​lrrc.com
602.262.0203 / vCard

Litigation

Howard E. Cole
Howard E. Cole
Partner
Las Vegas, Irvine
hcole@​lrrc.com
702.949.8315 / vCard
Kimberly A. Demarchi
Kimberly A. Demarchi
Partner
Phoenix
kdemarchi@​lrrc.com
602.262.5728 / vCard

Regulatory & Government

Trey Rogers
Trey Rogers
Partner
Denver
trogers@​lrrc.com
303.628.9506 / vCard
Alfredo T. Alonso
Alfredo T. Alonso
Principal
Reno
aalonso@​lrrc.com
775.321.3421 / vCard
Paul Michael Bielecki
Paul Michael Bielecki
Principal
Phoenix
mbielecki@​lrrc.com
602.262.5354 / vCard

Defeated a motion for preliminary injunction filed by an iPhone application developer against a national restaurant company alleging trade secret misappropriation.

In defending a restaurant in a lawsuit filed by a landlord over common area maintenance charges, the court granted client summary judgment.

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Gaming associate joins firm's Las Vegas office
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Industry Sectors

Commercial Gaming & Casinos
Food & Beverage
Hotels & Resorts
Interactive Gaming

Key Contacts

Sean M. McGuinness
Sean M. McGuinness
Partner
775.321.3407
Michael J. McCue
Michael J. McCue
Partner
702.949.8224
Stephen M. Hart
Stephen M. Hart
Practice Group Leader, Partner
602.262.5787