Mr. Silver is a shareholder and is the chairman of the firm's Administrative, Gaming & Government Affairs Department. He has been involved in every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters and transportation law.
Mr. Silver's representative clients include Gaming Laboratories International, Gaming Partners International, Dubai World, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, The Stephen Siegel Group, Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (Reno), Applebee's Restaurants, Bell Transportation, United Coin, and Casino Technology (Bulgaria). He has testified before the Nevada Legislature and U. S. Congressional sub-committees on gaming law issues and has consulted on gaming regulatory matters in several jurisdictions.
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 positions at various resort hotels, such as COO and General Counsel for the Landmark Hotel & Casino, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Riviera Hotel & Casino and Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Caesars Palace.
Mr. Silver was also named a Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Land Use & Zoning Law , Las Vegas in 2012 and Lawyer of the Year for Administrative / Regulatory Law , Las Vegas in 2013 and 2015.
Mr. Silver was named a "Lawyer of the Year" designee in the 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions of 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.
Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas
Land Use & Zoning Law, Las Vegas
International Association of Gaming Advisors, Former Trustee and President (1992-94) and Counsellor (2001-Present)
Las Vegas Events, Board Member (2012-Present)
American Bar Association's Gaming Law Committee, Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman (1995-98)
Chamber's Insurance and Benefits, LLC, Former Board Member (2009-10)
Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Former Trustee (1984-89) and Chairman (1988)
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Former Director and Secretary-Treasurer (1989-1992)
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Former Member (1990-94)
Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Secretary and Director (2010-Present)
National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum), Board Member (2010-2014) and Vice Chairman (2014)
William McCool Science Center Foundation, Former Founding Member
Boulder Dam Area Council of Boy Scouts, Former Vice-President of Exploring
Author, "Gaming Law," ABA The Compleat Lawyer, 1997
In the News
Gordon Silver's Jeffrey Silver Appointed to UNLV Tier 1 Subcommittee
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey A. Silver has been appointed to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas's (UNLV) Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources.
Posted on: Oct 07th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Gordon Silver Ranks in Top 5 of Government Affairs Attorneys List
The Las Vegas Business Press published the 2014 Government Affairs Attorneys List. The list is based on law firms ranked by the number of government affairs attorneys in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gordon Silver is ranked #3b on the list for 2014.
Posted on: Sep 26th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press
On The Move: Gordon Silver's Listed in Best Lawyers
Twelve attorneys at Gordon Silver were noted in Vegas INC's On the Move as being recently selected as Best Lawyers in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.
In addition, Gregory E. Garman and Jeffrey A. Silver were also selected as "2014-2015 Lawyer of the Year" in the noted category.
Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC
Talk of the Town: Jeffrey Silver Elected Vice Chairman of Mob Museum
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Silver has been elected vice chairman of the
board of directors for the Mob Museum. Silver previously served as a member of the museum's board and as treasurer.
Posted on: Sep 25th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Attorney at Law, Las Vegas Edition
Seven Gordon Silver Las Vegas Lawyers Selected for 2014 Mountain States Super Lawyers®
Gordon Silver has seven lawyers selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Mountain States Super Lawyers®.
Posted on: Aug 22nd, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Vegas INC.
Two Las Vegas Gordon Silver Attorneys Named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®
Gordon Silver is pleased to announce that two attorneys in the Las Vegas office were recently named 2014-2015 "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America in the Las Vegas area.
Posted on: Aug 19th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Sixteen Gordon Silver Attorneys Named as 2015 Best Lawyers®
Sixteen attorneys at Gordon Silver were recently selected as "Best Lawyers" in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America®. Attorneys were selected in various practice areas based on high peer reviews.
Posted on: Aug 19th, 2014 Posted In: Press Releases Source:
Jeffrey Silver Speaks on Radio About Mob Museum
Jeffrey Silver, Vice Chairman of the Mob Museum's board of directors, spoke on the House of Cards radio program with host Ashley Adams on August 18, 2014. Jeff covered how the museum came to fruition, and some of the obstacles and interesting facts that came up along the way.
Posted on: Aug 18th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: House of Cards Radio Program with Ashley Adams
Jeffrey A. Silver Elected Vice Chairman of Mob Museum
Gordon Silver attorney Jeffrey Sliver was elected vice chairman of the board of directors for the Mob Museum. He previously served as a member of the museum's board and as treasurer.
Posted on: Jul 20th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press
Jeffrey Silver Elected Vice Chairman of Mob Museum
Gordon Silver's Jeffrey Silver has been elected vice chairman of the National Museum of Organized Crime & Law Enforcement or the Mob Museum.
Posted on: Jul 18th, 2014 Posted In: GS In the News Source: Las Vegas Business Press
Jeffrey Silver Speaks at 2013 Gaming Law Conference
November 8, 2013 / Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Courtroom Conversation: Cleaning Up Las Vegas
October 8, 2013 / The Mob Museum