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AGEM Member Profile

Taft’s Gaming Group

AGEM Member Profile

Taft’s Gaming Group attorneys are experienced counselors for casino owners, operators, suppliers, lenders and institutional investors, and address all aspects of gaming regulatory law. Given the industry’s rapid growth, governmental bodies and businesses see the value that casinos and gaming facilities bring to their constituencies. Firm attorneys have resolved gaming-related matters across a variety of jurisdictions, including the United States, Canada and Europe.

Taft attorneys provide clients with the legal aspects of their business functions and operating models to help them accomplish their objectives. Given the company’s success, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, as well as Leading Lawyers Network, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, repeatedly honor Taft’s gaming attorneys in the category of gaming and licensing law.

Taft attorneys collaborate with clients regarding licensing, acquisitions and dispositions, financing transactions, administrative hearings, compliance plans, internal investigations and general corporate governance. Taft attorneys interact closely with state and local gaming regulatory agencies, and have significant experience drafting gaming law statutes, administrative rules and policies.

Chicago partners Paul Jenson and Kimberly Copp co-chair the Gaming Group and oversee more than 30 attorney members who have extensive gaming industry experience. Additionally, the Gaming Group can call upon the expertise of Taft’s network of more than 600 attorneys who practice across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, to solve client matters. Taft clients range from state and local public bodies to highly specialized entrepreneurial firms, to Fortune 500 companies with multinational operations. Since its founding in 1885, Taft has grown to 11 U.S. offices in seven states, primarily located throughout the Midwest.

Taft is an associate member of the AGEM. Taft gaming lawyers are also members of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA), the International Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA), and the Illinois Gaming Machine Operators Association (IGMOA).

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