Butler Snow LLP
1801 California St., Suite 5100
Mr. McGuinness is a partner at Butler Snow LLP. His practice focuses primarily in the areas of gaming, tribal affairs, administrative and corporate law. He is also involved with gaming bankruptcy matters. Mr. McGuinness has represented clients with licensing and regulatory matters before the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, the Nevada Gaming Commission, the Mississippi Gaming Commission, the Colorado Division of Gaming, the Iowa Racing & Gaming Commission and the National Indian Gaming Commission. He has also participated in gaming- related matters in other jurisdictions such as California, Louisiana, Michigan, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Canada, Switzerland and Hungary. Mr. McGuinness has represented clients in gaming bankruptcy matters, including the Herbst Gaming, Station Casinos, Fitzgeralds Gaming Corporation, the Aladdin Hotel and Casino, and the Resort at Summerlin proceedings. He is also a frequent speaker on gaming issues at the State Bar of Nevada and the American Bar Association continuing legal education seminars. He has also assisted Professor Keith Miller at Drake University Law School with his alma mater’s gaming law course. Mr. McGuinness is listed in the 2011 edition of Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, by Chambers and Partners Publishers, in the category of Gaming and Licensing. Mr. McGuinness was previously with Beckley Singleton, which partnered with Lewis and Roca in 2007. Prior to joining the firm, he was Vice President and General Counsel for The Resort at Summerlin Hotel & Casino (1997-2001), had a private gaming law practice in Mississippi (1994-1997) and served as Compliance Director for the Mississippi Gaming Commission (1992-1993).