• Landmark Surrounding Community Agreement from Expanded Gaming Act Arbitration Upheld by Massachusetts Gaming Commission
  • May 8, 2014
  • Law Firm: Murphy Hesse Toomey Lehane LLP - Quincy Office
  • Attorneys Michael C. Lehane and Brandon H. Moss recently prevailed in an arbitration involving a surrounding community agreement on behalf of the Town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts (“Longmeadow”). This was the first surrounding community agreement upheld by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, and involved the selection of Longmeadow’s best and final offer over that of MGM, which proposes an $800 million destination resort casino in Western Massachusetts. Under its surrounding community agreement, Longmeadow will receive in excess of $5 million, which is more than triple the amount that MGM proposed in its best and final offer.