Sonia practices primarily in commercial transactions with an emphasis on gaming issues, real estate and land use matters, and business mergers and acquisitions. She also advises clients on corporate restructurings and financings.
In addition to her experience handling transactional matters, Sonia counsels gaming companies, and bar and restaurant owners, on state and local gaming, liquor and other business permit issues, including regulatory compliance, entitlements and licensure. To further the developing business needs of her clients, she drafts and advocates for legislative and regulatory changes. She also represents individuals and businesses before government and administrative agencies such as the Nevada Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Clark County Commission, and the Las Vegas City Council.
Worked with the client and the client's development team to prepare applications and supporting materials to secure land use entitlements for a mixed use commercial project consisting of a casino/tavern, gas station, convenience store, and restaurant with related amenities.
Represented DeSimone Gaming Inc. and its principal Joseph DeSimone in connection with nonrestricted gaming applications for licensure to operate the Railroad Pass Hotel & Casino. Shepherded the applications through the investigations and appeared with the applicants before the Nevada Gaming Control Board and Nevada Gaming Commission.
Represented a gaming company in connection with the purchase of a grandfathered casino in Southern Nevada.
Obtained the final regulatory approvals for Scientific Games Corporation to purchase Bally Technologies Inc.