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Sheppard Mullin’s Gaming Finance Team draws upon the experience of a diverse group of attorneys across various practice groups within the firm, including attorneys from our Finance and Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Land Use, Tax, and Intellectual Property practice groups. Our finance practice is one of the leading providers of legal services to the gaming lending community. Our nationwide practice is focused on representing financial institutions, lead arrangers, agents, underwriters and lenders in syndicated loan transactions, high-yield note offerings and single bank lending transactions. Our firm has extensive experience with financings of commercial casinos, corporate gaming companies and Native American gaming facilities.

Native American Gaming

We have represented tribes, lead arrangers, agents, underwriters and lenders in casino and resort financings across Indian country, including both taxable and tax exempt financings. Lawyers on our team have worked on some of the largest credit facilities and bond financings to tribal casinos in the nation, including casinos located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Mexico, New York, Michigan, Oklahoma, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Commercial Gaming

We have represented lead arrangers, agents and lenders in some of the largest financings to corporate gaming companies in the nation, including for projects on the Las Vegas strip and throughout Nevada, as well as hotel and casino facilities in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Mississippi and Virginia, and riverboat casinos in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Indiana. Our expertise includes project development and construction financings, letter of credit facilities, working capital lines, and FF&E financings.

Capital Markets

Our capital markets lawyers participate in every stage of capital formation, from seed financing, to growth equity capital, to hybrid and mezzanine financings, to the public markets, and from the public markets to leveraged finance and private equity. With the benefit of deep regulatory expertise, industry knowledge, intimate familiarity with our clients and their constituencies, we help our clients rapidly execute

Gaming Industry Team

Sheppard Mullin was one of the first major law firms to create a multidisciplinary games industry team with lawyers from a cross-section of patent, transactional, and entertainment attorneys with expertise in industries such as online, console, and mobile games, esports, fantasy sports, virtual and augmented reality, virtual goods and currency, gambling, social media, and mobile applications. Our lawyers represent diverse members of the gaming industry, including casinos, gaming executives, gaming equipment manufacturers and distributors, investment advisors, Internet and software development companies and other parties that provide services and products to gaming enterprises. We provide seamless counsel and advice in myriad areas, including licensing and regulatory issues, construction and development, litigation, intellectual property matters, financing and tax issues, corporate matters and labor and employment concerns.

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