Jeff is a trusted advisor to his hospitality, tourism, and gaming clients, leaning on his experience to provide practical advice in navigating the both the exciting and difficult challenges of such a fast-paced industry.

Jeff’s practice includes substantial experience in the online and casino gaming industry, including games of skill, games of chance, and tribal gaming issues; representing hotels and restaurants in a variety of matters including formation, funding, construction, licensing, general contractual and employment issues and structural and website accessibility; and governmental and legislative lobbying efforts.

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  • Represented casino operator in the negotiation of partnerships for the launch of two online sports betting platforms.
  • Advised on the potential development of three resort casino properties, including expansion and new-build projects.
  • Represented private fund in a securities offering to fund the purchase and expansion of retail cannabis dispensaries.
  • Represented casino operator on the handling of and response to communications from state gaming regulators, including licensing issues and regulatory violations.
  • Represented restaurant operators in responding to regulatory notices concerning alcoholic beverage control laws.

  • New York Super Lawyers, Upstate New York Rising Stars
    • 2014-2017, Business and Corporate
    • 2013, Corporate Governance
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Board of Directors, University at Buffalo Law Alumni Association
  • Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association
  • Working Parents Committee Member, Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York

  • From Russia with Love: The Legal Repercussions of the Recruitment and Contracting of Foreign Hockey Players in the National Hockey League, 56 BUFF. L. REV. 599 (2008)

  • Board of Directors, Aspire of Western New York Foundation