Martha A. Sabol is Chair of the Gaming Practice. She focuses her practice on gaming regulatory and business law, representing national and international casino owners, operators and suppliers in the areas of regulatory compliance, acquisition, licensure, internal investigation matters and corporate counseling.
Martha's previous legal experience includes her role as Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer with Hyatt Gaming Management, Inc., which owns, manages and consults with casinos in the United States and abroad. While head of the legal department, she was responsible for supervising all legal and compliance functions as well as administrative and corporate governance activities. Prior to Hyatt Gaming, Martha was in private practice where she represented public and private companies and individual clients on corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, securities and tax related matters.
Martha brings a business perspective to every matter, drawing on her more than 10 years of experience in management, sales and sales leadership that she gained while working in the contract management industry.
Areas of Concentration
•Corporate and securities
Awards & Recognition
•Listed,Chambers USA Guide, 2014
•Team Member,Corporate Board Membermagazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of America's Best Corporate Law Firms, 13 th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
•Co-Author, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed ,GT Alert, June 24, 2014
•Co-Author, Recent Developments Could Shape Internet Gaming Future,Law360, March 10, 2014
•Co-Author, Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Final Regulations on Gaming Vendor Licensing and Registration ,GT Alert, February 3, 2014
• Co-Author, Let the Games Begin ... Voters Approve Casino Gaming in New York State ,GT Alert, November 22, 2013
•Co-Author, Illinois Gaming Expansion Legislation Vetoed by Governor ,GT Alert, August 28, 2012
•Co-Author, Summary of Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill Sent to Governor for Approval ,GT Alert, June 6, 2011
•Co-Author, Revised Illinois 2010 Gaming Bill ,GT Alert, December 2010
•Author, Summary of Draft Illinois Gaming Board Rules for Video Gaming ,GT Alert, October 20, 2009
•Author, 2009 Amendments to Illinois Lottery Law: Private Management of the Lottery ,GT Alert, August 10, 2009
•Author, A Summary of the Illinois Video Gaming Act ,GT Alert, July 22, 2009
•Author, Win or Lose,The Gaming Lawyer, October 2007
Associated News & Events
06.06.14 Greenberg Traurig Gaming Practice Chair Receives Nationwide Ranking in 2014 Chambers USA Guide; Las Vegas Office Head Recognized for 5th Consecutive Time
05.23.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys, Practices Included in 2014 Chambers USA Guide
05.06.14 Greenberg Traurig Attorneys to Speak at Inaugural Japan Gaming Congress
04.01.13 Greenberg Traurig Represents Black Bear Realty Co. in its $160 Million Sale of Oxford Casino
09.27.12 Greenberg Traurig LLP Represents Amaya Gaming Group in its $167 Million Acquisition of Cadillac Jack, Inc.
02.11.11 Greenberg Traurig Supports Educational Program for College Students Pursuing Gaming and Hospitality Careers
09.16.08 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Launches Multidisciplinary Gaming Practice
01.09.08 Greenberg Traurig Names New Shareholders and Of Counsel in Chicago
01.07.08 Greenberg Traurig, LLP Names New Shareholders: Class of 2008 is More than 50 Percent Minorities/Women
11.14.06 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Chicago Office with the Addition of Martha A. Sabol
06.24.14 Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Allows Ballot Question on Gaming Repeal to Proceed
03.20.14 California Poised to Pass On-Line Poker Legislation
02.10.14 State of Play-Is 2014 the Year of Internet Gaming?
02.03.14 Massachusetts Gaming Commission Issues Final Regulations on Gaming Vendor Licensing and Registration
11.22.13 Let the Games Begin...Voters Approve Casino Gaming in New York State
11.20.13 Lending to Video Gaming Terminal Operators and Manufacturers in Illinois
08.28.12 Illinois Gaming Expansion Legislation Vetoed by Governor
06.06.11 Summary of Illinois Gambling Expansion Bill Sent to Governor for Approval
11.19.10 Revised Illinois 2010 Gaming Bill
10.20.09 Summary of Draft Illinois Gaming Board Rules for Video Gaming