American Towns: Jeff Silver Joins Dickinson Wright Law Firm

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(LAS VEGAS) – Jeff Silver, a senior partner of the Gordon Silver law firm until 2013, when he resigned his ownership to become Founding Counsel, announced today he will be joining the law firm of Dickinson Wright, effective immediately.

Among his prior positions, Mr. Silver served as a former Clark County Chief Deputy District Attorney heading the Consumer Affairs and White Collar Crimes Division and was the resident Las Vegas Member of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board during the state’s tumultuous period of developing regulatory oversight. He also held executive-level offices at various resort hotels, including Chief-Operating-Officer (COO) and General Counsel for the Landmark Hotel & Casino, Chief Executive Officer  (CEO) and Board of Directors member of the Riviera Hotel & Casino and Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Caesars Palace.

With the addition of Mr. Silver, Dickinson Wright is anxious to enhance its gaming and administrative law profile in Nevada and had recently added two distinguished gaming law specialists from other prominent Nevada law firms.  “I look forward to being part of this remarkable team to serve this expanding market segment ,” said Silver.  “My 40 years as a gaming law practitioner, a former Gaming Control Board Member and hotel executive give me a unique perspective on the gaming industry.  Emerging jurisdictions and new opportunities in Native American Gaming, Internet Gaming, fantasy sports and social gaming offer exciting new practice areas for the gaming lawyer and we intend to be on the cutting edge of all of these market developments, he said.”

Dickinson Wright was founded in 1878 by two young lawyers Henry Monroe Campbell and Henry Russell.  The firm has evolved and flourished by maintaining a focus on the client while staying on the leading edge of legislative and technological developments. With approximately 400 lawyers across more than 40 practice areas, Dickinson Wright serves clients from offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Saginaw and Troy, Michigan; Las Vegas, Nevada; Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Nashville, Tennessee; Phoenix, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Toronto, Ontario.

About Jeff Silver:

Mr. Silver was named a “Lawyer of the Year” designee in the 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions of

Jeff Silver Best Lawyers® in America. He was also named Best Lawyers® of America 2013 – 2015 for Administrative / Regulatory Law, Gaming Law and Land Use & Zoning Law, Las Vegas. He is regularly listed as one of Nevada’s pre-eminent gaming law practitioners by Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. His name appears among the distinguished attorneys listed in Mountain States Super Lawyers®, including being listed in the Top 100 for 2013 and 2014, and Nevada Super Lawyers.  He is also listed in Woodward & White’s “Best Lawyers in America.” The publication recognized him for both his gaming expertise and as the “Nevada Lawyer of the Year, 2011, for Zoning Law.” Additionally, Mr. Silver holds the highest “AV®” classification issued by Martindale-Hubbell®, an independent attorney rating service. Mr. Silver was selected by his peers as one of the top attorneys in Nevada and recognized in the Nevada Business Journal as a Legal Elite, 2011 – 2013. He was also named one of the Top Lawyers in the Gaming category by VEGAS INC. for 2012 and 2013.  Mr. Silver has qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in Nevada and California (both now inactive). He has also spoken at numerous IAGA, ABA, State Bar Associations and Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants conferences. He has lived in Las Vegas since 1955.

One of the many notable ways in which Mr. Silver helped shape the gaming industry in Nevada is his work on the Nevada State Gaming Control Board and the Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal hearings.  He currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the “Mob Museum” (National Museum of Law Enforcement and Organized Crime) and is on the Board of Las Vegas Events.  He previously served as the Chairman of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and President of IAGA, (International Association of Gaming Advisors).

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