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Gaming & Sports Law

Our Firm represents professional sports teams and advises gaming industry clients such as casino owners, operators, equipment manufacturers, distributors, hotels, and developers of retail products. Our attorneys provide  legal counsel in areas including: drafting opinions on the legality of controversial issues as well as new legislation, contracts, disclosures, licensing, and distribution agreements. Additionally, our team has assisted clients with value and property tax adjustments, litigation, land use and zoning, development, incentive agreements collections and state and local lobbying. As such, we have been involved in the major decisions coming out of the Legislative and Executive branches, Agencies and Courts regarding gaming and sports law in Florida.

Shareholder, Alan Koslow leads our gaming and sports law practice. He serves as outside corporate counsel to Isle of Capri's Isle Casino and Racing at Pompano Park, special counsel to the Westin Diplomat Hotel and also serves as special Florida Counsel to numerous publicly traded and international gaming operators, manufacturers, and suppliers. The Miami Herald profiled gaming law in South Florida and recognized Mr. Koslow as the one of the premier gaming lawyers in South Florida.

Client Accomplishments

  • Served as Special Florida Counsel to Wynn Resorts solely limited to local government land use and zoning issues.
  • Quarterbacked all the local, state and county development approvals in the design and construction of the new $182 million Isle of Capri casino in Pompano Beach.
  • Served as Special Counsel for the Westin Diplomat Hotel on land use and zoning.
  • Represented the Dania Jai-Alai on disclosure and value adjustment issues, Mardi Gras Gaming and Racing (on value adjustment issues), WMS, Bally Gaming on contracts and Florida licensing issues, and Gaming Laboratories, Inc. on machine testing and A.C. Coins and Slots on distribution. We also represent Harrah's, MGM, Wynn Resorts, Casino Magic, Las Vegas Hilton, in collection matters.
  • Helped manage the winning Amendment Four political campaign and then helped draft the enabling Bill and Administrative Rules and procedures that implemented Amendment Four.  
Name Title Phone V-Card Email Office
Bernie Friedman Shareholder 954.985.4180 Ft. Lauderdale
Alan B. Koslow Shareholder 954.985.4169 Ft. Lauderdale
Daniel L. Wallach Shareholder 954.965.5049 Ft. Lauderdale
Nova Gaming Law Symposium February 26, 2013