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Scott Scherer

Partner

377 South Nevada Street, Carson City, NV 89703
9555 Hillwood Drive, 2nd Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89134

Scott Scherer’s practice focuses strongly around gaming law – including gaming-related business, technology, and regulatory issues.

He helps gaming companies in Nevada and elsewhere grow their revenues – by taking projects from design to operation, while overcoming compliance issues.

As an expert in Nevada regulatory and governmental affairs, his practice includes lobbying the Nevada Legislature and Executive Branch, representing clients before the Nevada Transportation Authority, and matters involving state and local taxes including tax abatements.

30 Years in Gaming Law: Scott has seen the gaming industry from every angle– as a regulator and from the industry perspective. As outside counsel, he works with clients to craft common-sense solutions that meet business and regulatory objectives.

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Experience

Compliance

  • Served as General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Gov. Kenny C. Guinn
  • Routinely assist clients from individual officers, directors and key employees to single-member LLC’s to publicly-traded corporations with Nevada gaming licensing matters
  • Currently serve as counsel to or as a member of various compliance committees for companies with international gaming operations
  • Represented various clients with regard to potential disciplinary actions for alleged violations of gaming regulations
  • Assisted clients in supporting or opposing various gaming regulations or modifications to gaming regulations

Gaming Business Transactions

  • Negotiated and documented numerous gaming transactions, including purchase agreements, leases, management agreements, licensing agreements, and financing transactions

Gaming Technology

  • In-house counsel and Executive Director of Corporate Development for International Game Technology
  • Assisted clients in obtaining required licenses and in submitting and obtaining approval of new technologies

Education

Bar Admissions

Recognition

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Lawyer of the Year, Gaming Law – Reno, 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Gaming Law, 2010-2019
  • Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Gaming & Licensing, 2009; 2011-2018

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • State Bar of Nevada, Gaming Law Section, Executive Committee
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors, Member
  • Nevada Gaming Policy Committee, Public Member
  • Nevada Gaming Control Board, Member
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