Jeffrey A. Silver

Jeffrey A. Silver


Dickinson Wright PLLC

Recognized since 2005

Las Vegas, Nevada

Practice Areas

Administrative / Regulatory Law

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Gaming Law

Land Use and Zoning Law

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Mr. Silver's practice focuses on every aspect of gaming, liquor licensing and regulatory law, as well as planning and zoning matters, contractor licensing and transportation law.

Mr. Silver’s representative clients include Gaming Laboratories International, Dubai World, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, Riverside Resort (Laughlin, NV), Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (Reno, NV), Century Gaming Technologies, Bell Transportation, Ryan's Express, TopGolf International, Sega Sammy Holdings (Japan), Olympia Gaming (Sparks, NV), Las Vegas Sands, Westgate Resorts, Short Line Gaming, Speedee Marts and Hash House A-Go-Go restaurants. 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 is a Member, Counsellor and former President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA). He currently serves as Chairman of the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (Mob Museum). He is a Member and former Chairman of the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and former Secretary and Director of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA). 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, formerly a Certified Public Accountant (now inactive) 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.

Location

  • 3883 Howard Hughes Parkway
    Suite 800
    Las Vegas, NV 89169

Education

  • Northwestern University, BS- Bus. Adm. (Accounting), graduated 1967
  • Northwestern University, BS- Bus. Adm. (Accounting), graduated 1967

Bar Admissions

  • Nevada, State Bar of Nevada
  • California, State Bar of Califonia (Inactive)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association's Gaming Law Committee - Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman (1995-98)
  • Boulder Dam Area Council of Boy Scouts - Former Vice-President of Exploring
  • Chamber’s Insurance and Benefits, LLC - Former Board Member (2009-10)
  • Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce - Former Trustee (1984-89) and Chairman (1988)
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors - Former Trustee and President (1992-94) and Counsellor (2001-Present)
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority - Former Director and Secretary-Treasurer (1989-1992)
  • Las Vegas Events - Board Member and Secretary/Treasurer (2012-2016)
  • Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association - Secretary and Director (2010-2015)
  • National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum) - Board Chairman
  • United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board - Former Member (1990-94)
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV) Tier 1 Subcommittee on Community Engagement and Resources - Member
  • UNLV Boyd Law School Advisory Board - Member
  • William McCool Science Center Foundation - Former Founding Member

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan

179 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

31 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas (2021)
  • Gaming Law, Las Vegas (2019)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas (2018)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas (2015)
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Las Vegas (2013)
  • Land Use and Zoning Law, Las Vegas (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Gaming Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

Special Focus

  • Administrative
  • Casino
  • Internet Casino Law
  • Land Use
  • Licensing
  • Liquor
  • Regulatory
  • Zoning

Awards:

  • "Lawyer of the Year" designee in both 2012, 2013 and 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Silver was also named Best Lawyers of America 2013 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 and Nevada Super Lawyers.
  • 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 in 2011 and 2012.
  • He was also named one of the Top Lawyers in the Gaming category by VEGAS INC. for 2012.

Gaming Experience

Mr. Silver’s representative clients include Gaming Laboratories International, Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, Dubai World, Las Vegas Sands, Tuscany Hotel & Casino, Grand Sierra Hotel & Casino (Reno), Bell Transportation, Century Gaming Technologies and Sega Sammy Holding, Inc. (Japan)

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