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Gaming Law Committee

ABA Section of Business Law


Gaming Law Committee


2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

Gaming Law Committee Meeting:

When: Friday, April 7 th, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Hyatt Regency, Strand 8, Level Two

Gaming Law Committee Panel:

The Gaming Law Committee is also sponsoring an important panel at the Business Law Section's Spring Meeting on April 7th, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The program, described below, is entitled " If You Build It, They Will Come: Tips on Construction of Casino Resorts and Major Entertainment Complexes from Development to Dispute Resolution ," and is chaired by Kathryn Rand.

Program Description: This program will provide specific tips in development, financing, and construction of major entertainment complexes; guidance on navigating political processes and regulatory agencies from development through operation; and specific examples of the panelists' experiences in the development, financing, and construction of casino resorts and major entertainment complexes.

When: Friday, April 7th, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency, Strand 13A, Level Two

Moderator: Steven A. Light, Associate Vice President, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND

Speakers:

  • J. Kelly Duncan , Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA;
  • Allen Godfrey , Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Jackson, MS;
  • Julie Sneed Herlihy , Shareholder, Pettis, Barfield & Hester, Jackson, MS;
  • Franklin D.R. Jones , Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Houston, TX; and
  • Sean M. McGuinness , Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Las Vegas, NV

Co-sponsoring Committee: Project Finance and Development


Message from the Chair

As we progress through 2017, I want to keep you up-to-date on happenings with the Gaming Law Committee (the "Committee").

First, P. Gregory Giordano, Partner, McDonald Carano Wilson, LLP, and Keith Miller, Professor of Law, Drake University Law School have been appointed as Vice-Chairs of the Committee. Each of these individuals are dedicated to the Committee and, in fact, P. Gregory Giordano is a former Chair of the Committee.

The process to fill Subcommittee Chair positions has also begun. As I believe a key to the Committee's vitality is meaningful growth, the proposed Subcommittees are as follows: Diversity, Indian Gaming, International, Law School, Membership and Young Lawyers. Member suggestions of other Subcommittees are also welcome and encouraged. I intend to have all Subcommittee Chair positions filled in the coming weeks.

In regards to upcoming meetings, the Business Law Section Spring Meeting will be held April 6-8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. The Committee meeting will occur on Friday, April 7th from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Immediately following the meeting the Committee is sponsoring an important panel, entitled "If You Build It, They Will Come: Tips on Construction of Casino Resorts and Major Entertainment Complexes from Development to Dispute Resolution." The panel will go from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and features several knowledgeable individuals, including:

Moderator:

  • Steven A. Light , Associate Vice President, University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, ND

Speakers:

  • J. Kelly Duncan, Partner, Jones Walker, New Orleans, LA;
  • Allen Godfrey, Executive Director, Mississippi Gaming Commission, Jackson, MS;
  • Julie Sneed Herlihy, Shareholder, Pettis, Barfield & Hester, Jackson, MS;
  • Franklin D.R. Jones, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, Houston, TX; and
  • Sean M. McGuinness, Partner, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Las Vegas, NV

Finally, while I realize everyone is planning for the upcoming conference in New Orleans, please note that the Fall Business Law Section Meeting will be held in Chicago, Illinois on September 14-16, 2017, and panel submissions are due in April.

I look forward to seeing everyone in New Orleans!

Karl Rutledge


Mission Statement



The mission of the Gaming Law Committee is to deal with all aspects of gaming law. The Committee strives to provide cutting-edge information on all substantive gaming law developments. We conduct an annual two-day conference that provides practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the multiple facets of commercial, Native American and internet gaming at the state, national and international levels.

Leadership

Chair:

Rutledge, Karl

Vice-Chairs:

Giordano, P
Miller, Keith

Directors:

Hoegner, Stuart
Miller, Keith
Rand, Kathryn

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Gaming Law Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Roadmap of a Real Estate Financing Transaction

    03/30/2017-03/30/2017

    In this CLE we will cover the basics of a commercial real estate financing transaction from the term sheet stage through closing. Topics will include an overview of standard loan documentation, legal opinions, due diligence and common issues negotiated with respect to loan documents. The presentation ...

    2017 Business Law Section Spring Meeting

    04/05/2017-04/08/2017
    Hyatt Regency New Orleans
    New Orleans

    ONLINE /ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED All registrations will take place onsite at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, LA Registration Desk Hours: Wednesday, April 5 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, ...

    2017 Business Bar Leader Conference

    05/18/2017-05/19/2017
    Renaissance Chicago O'Hare Suites Hotel
    Chicago

    Registration and Thursday Night Dinner is complimentary for Registrant On-Line Event Registration Release In the interest of furthering the ABAs creation, promotion and distribution of educational/informational materials (both now and in the future), I understand ...


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