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Ballard Spahr’s Gaming Industry Practice Draws National Chambers USA Recognition

(June 2, 2022) – Ballard Spahr’s Gaming Industry Group has been recognized as a national leader in gaming and licensing law in Chambers USA 2022, a highly respected guide to the legal industry, released yesterday.

Chambers notes that Ballard Spahr is “highly regarded for its work in gaming-related real estate transactions and in the provision of regulatory compliance advice,” adding that the firm is also “notable for its expertise in sports betting.”

Chambers rankings are based on in-depth research, with emphasis on client interviews, conducted by professional research analysts. Chambers assesses individuals and firms on technical legal ability, client service, depth of resources, industry and business knowledge and understanding, and value.

Ballard Spahr’s multidisciplinary Gaming practice offers comprehensive legal services to gaming clients across the industry—including those involved in sports betting, internet gaming, and gaming technology—from owners, operators, and landlords to manufacturers, lenders, investors, and online entrepreneurs. Attorneys in the group also represent companies that do business with brick-and-mortar casinos and/or online operators, which must comply with the industry’s complex regulatory structure.

Among its credits, the Gaming team handled all legal aspects of application, development, and approvals for two new casinos in Pennsylvania in recent years. It also led the multijurisdictional gaming regulatory strategy and approvals for several of the highest profile transactions in the gaming industry, representing more than $26 billion in transaction value.

The firm’s Gaming lawyers are experienced in guiding clients through the complex network of federal, state, tribal, and local gaming laws. These attorneys have gaming-specific industry experience in regulatory licensing and approvals, mergers and acquisitions, real estate investment and development, intellectual property protection, data security, anti-money laundering, land use, labor and employment, tax matters, and government relations. And the team includes outstanding trial lawyers should litigation become necessary.

Group members are based in Ballard Spahr offices across the country, including Nevada, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The group is led by Robert C. Kim, based in Las Vegas and Los Angeles; Adrian R. King, Jr., in Philadelphia; and Michael D. Fabius in Philadelphia, who is recognized in Chambers USA 2022 as a leading lawyer nationally in Gaming & Licensing law.

About Ballard Spahr
Ballard Spahr LLP, an AmLaw 100 law firm with more than 600 lawyers in 15 U.S. offices, serves clients across industry sectors in litigation, transactions, and regulatory compliance. We partner with clients—from startups to Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations—to deliver the strategic counsel, powerful advocacy, and dynamic thinking that helps them overcome challenges, protect what’s important, and position themselves for future success. The firm combines a comprehensive scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. And we are nationally recognized in the development and use of innovative technology to drive efficiency, transparency, and results.. Visit www.ballardspahr.com.