Licensing and Regulatory
Fox attorneys are fluent in the complex interaction between government regulations and gaming industry operations. We routinely guide casino and racetrack owners and operators, gaming industry lenders and casino executives through these challenges. Our team provides comprehensive representation related to both U.S. and international license applications, regulatory review and compliance matters as well as advocates for clients involved in contested enforcement actions and investigative requests before such agencies as the New Jersey Casino Control Commission, New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission, Nevada Gaming Control Board, Illinois Gaming Board, Nevada Gaming Commission and numerous other domestic and foreign gaming regulatory entities.
We also manage local planning and development applications before federal, state and municipal agencies; assist foreign and domestic manufacturers and suppliers in attaining licensure in multiple jurisdictions throughout the United States; and help publicly traded gaming companies determine the licensure requirements of their shareholders in jurisdictions where the companies hold licenses.
Other services we provide include:
- Labor and Employment
We represent casinos in labor contract negotiations and other union-related issues as well as routine labor, employment and immigration matters.
- Emerging Issues
We provide counsel on Internet gaming and the creation and fulfillment of prize promotions and sweepstakes.
- Real Estate
We help shepherd numerous casinos through the process of site acquisition and resolve survey, title, permit, easement, zoning, environmental and other issues, including municipal development agreements, facility leases and tax appeals.
We advocate on behalf of gaming industry clients in federal and state courts nationwide in suits involving employment, licensing, regulatory, contractual, liability, financial, bankruptcy and securities matters.
- Intellectual Property
We help clients strategically protect and maintain their IP assets, including introducing new games and products into the market.
We prepare joint venture, lease, acquisition, partnership and related documents; assist with financing; handle contracts for nightclubs, restaurants and other venues in various casinos; guide clients through the bankruptcy and restructuring process; and provide advice on operational and management issues.