Education

Northwestern University

B.S., Business Administration, 1967

University of San Diego Law

J.D., 1971

 

Bar Admission

Nevada

1971

California

Jeffrey A. Silver

Of Counsel

Overview

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, Gaming Laboratories 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.

Professional Involvement

  • International Association of Gaming Advisors, Former Trustee and President (1992-94) and Counsellor (2001-Present)
  • National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement (The Mob Museum), Board Member (2010-2014) and Chairman (2016-present)
  • UNLV Boyd Law School Advisory Board
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s (UNLV), Tier 1 Planning Committee, Member
  • Las Vegas Events, Board Member (2012-2016)
  • American Bar Association's Gaming Law Committee, Former Chairman and Vice-Chairman (1995-98)
  • Chamber’s Insurance and Benefits, LLC, Former Board Member (2009-10)
  • Greater Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Former Trustee (1984-89) and Chairman (1988)
  • Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, Former Director and Secretary-Treasurer (1989-1992)
  • United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, Former Member (1990-94)
  • Las Vegas FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, Secretary and Director (2010-2015)
  • William McCool Science Center Foundation, Former Founding Member

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-Author, “Nevada 2017 Legislative Update: Gaming Law,” Communiqué, the official publication of the Clark County Bar Association, September 2017
  • Presenter, Nevada 2017 Legislative Update: eSports and other Adventures in Gaming Law Webinar, State Bar of Nevada, August 22, 2017
  • Author, “Gaming Law,” ABA The Compleat Lawyer, 1997

Other Professional Licenses

  • Certified Public Accountant - Nevada and California (both inactive)
  • Member, State Bar of California (inactive)
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Areas of Practice

Acknowledgements

  • America's Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement
  • Best Lawyers in America
    • Las Vegas "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use & Zoning Law (2012)
    • Las Vegas "Lawyer of the Year" for Administrative/Regulatory Law (2013, 2015, 2018)
  • Chambers USA (Band 1)
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers
    • Listed in Top 100 (2013, 2014)
  • Nevada Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV rating
  • Nevada Business Journal "Legal Elite" (2011-2013)
  • Lifetime Service Recognition, Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants (NSCPA)