Attorneys Ranked Among Canada's Best

Dickinson Wright Attorneys Ranked Among Canada's Best

9/1/2009
Dickinson Wright PLLC is pleased to announce that Toronto-based attorneys Michael D. Lipton and Kevin J. Weber have been included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2010. The current edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada is based on more than 275,000 confidential evaluations by the top lawyers in the country. "Once again, Dickinson Wright congratulates Michael and Kevin for being ranked among the best lawyers in Canada," said James A. Samborn, Dickinson Wright's Chief Executive Officer. "They are two of the great lawyers who make Dickinson Wright a great law firm. Dickinson Wright is proud to have the superior legal talent that enables us to consistently deliver outstanding results on behalf of our clients." Mr. Lipton has served as senior counsel on numerous gaming law matters for the past 20 years. He advises governments, regulators, advertisers, online gaming enterprises, gaming equipment suppliers, racetracks, casinos, software manufacturers and pari-mutuel operators on all aspects of gaming law. He also acts as senior counsel in advising gaming license holders throughout North America on gaming compliance and policy issues, as well as advising provincial governments, lottery corporations, charitable organizations, and public and private corporations in respect to the gaming provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code. Mr. Lipton has authored many articles on gaming law and anti-money laundering as it relates to the gaming industry, which have been published in leading international and national publications, and has delivered papers at numerous gaming law conferences throughout the world. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and its immediate past President. Mr. Lipton has prepared compliance programs to ensure clients' adherence to gaming regulations and counsels clients in their dealings with gaming regulators; advises clients internationally with respect to online gaming issues; negotiates advertising agreements for gaming websites; advises on the impact of aboriginal law on gaming in Canada; and represents clients' interests before government when legislative changes are under consideration. Mr. Weber is a business regulation lawyer specializing in gaming law, guides clients through compliance issues with provincial gaming regulators, and provides opinions on all varieties of matters relating to the lawful operation of gaming and betting, both land-based and online. He also advises advertising agencies and their clients on all matters relating to advertising and marketing law, and has written and spoken on a number of topics relating to money laundering, in connection with both land-based and online gaming. In addition to his gaming and advertising practices, Weber maintains an active presence in the courts of Ontario. He is counsel for the Law Society of Upper Canada in its prosecution of unlicensed practitioners, and has acted in a similar capacity for the Public Accountants Council of Ontario. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario up to and including the Court of Appeals, and has drafted materials for submission to the Supreme Court of Canada. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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