Sean T. Higgins: Lawyer with Gordon Silver

Sean T. Higgins

Shareholder
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 796-5555

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Practice Areas

  • Gaming & Regulatory Compliance
  • Government Relations
  • Internet Gaming
  • Liquor Licensing & Hospitality
  • Privileged Licensing
  • Real Estate Transactions
 
University Southern Methodist University, B.A., Business Administration, 1987
 
Law SchoolSanta Clara School of Law, J.D., 1990
 
Admitted1990, Nevada; 2006, Missouri; 1990, U.S. District Court, Nevada; 2002, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
 
Biography

Mr. Higgins is a shareholder in the firm's Administrative, Gaming & Governmental Affairs and Corporate & Real Estate Departments. He primarily practices in the areas of gaming, licensing and regulatory law, governmental affairs, and corporate transactional work.

Mr. Higgins' regularly appears before the Nevada Gaming Commission and Gaming Control Board. He also represents clients before other state regulatory boards and commissions and local government bodies on various administrative law, land use and zoning issues. Mr. Higgins frequently lobbies at the Nevada State Legislature and the US Congress on behalf of clients.

Mr. Higgins' representative clients include, among others: Cox Communications; Terrible Herbst, Inc.; Golden Gaming, Inc.; Affinity Gaming, LLC; Olympia Companies; Afton Chemicals; National Theatre Owners Association; Bio Diesel of Las Vegas; Nevada State College; Reno Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority; and America West Homes.

Mr. Higgins previously served as Executive Vice President - General Counsel for Herbst Gaming, Inc., a multi-jurisdictional gaming company from 1993-2010. His duties involved regular interaction with the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Commission, Clark County Commission and various local municipal governments throughout Nevada, as well as both the Missouri Gaming Commission and Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.

Representative Matters

Successfully orchestrated final approval for a national communications client of a multi-year technology agreement with the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Participated on behalf of numerous clients in the settlement, with the Nevada Tax Commission & Nevada Department of Taxation, on the complimentary meals tax issue with the Governor's office, Nevada legislative leadership and various other interested parties

Assisted in the development and passage of legislation creating a Nevada film tax credit program on behalf of convention authority

Represented a gaming client in the revision of county code provisions dealing with licensing standards

Worked on labeling requirements for gasoline pumps for a national client before the Nevada Department of Agriculture

Lobbied US Congress and federal agencies for a gaming client regarding off-reservation gaming issues

Affiliations

International Association of Gaming Advisors, Board of Trustees

American Bar Association, Member

Clark County Bar Association, Member

State of Nevada Problem Gambling Advisory Committee, Former Member

State of Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, Former Member

Publications

Co-Author, "I-Gaming: Gold Rush or Boom-and-Bust?", Casino Enterprise Management 2012

 
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Sean T. Higgins

3960 Howard Hughes Parkway, 9th Floor
Las VegasNV 89169-5978




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