Lipton, Q.C., Michael D.
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Education

University of Toronto

Osgoode Hall Law School

LL.B, 1965

Michael D. Lipton, Q.C.

Partner

Prominent Assignments

Extensive practice before gaming regulatory authorities throughout Canada

Advise clients in regard to compliance, governance and due diligence requirements integral to the gaming industry 

Counseled clients in regard to amendments to gaming legislation enacted by government of Ontario including drafting legislative amendments

Advise provincial governments in regard to gaming provisions of the Canadian Criminal Code

Represent self-regulatory bodies in prosecutions of non-licensees

Representative Clients

  • Aruze Gaming America, Inc.
  • Bally Gaming, Inc.
  • Betfair Limited
  • Canadian Gaming Association
  • Everi Holdings Inc.
  • IGT Global Solutions Corporation
  • Interblock d.d.
  • MGM Resorts International and subsidiaries
  • NetEnt Product Services Ltd.
  • NMi Metrology & Gaming
  • Paddy Power plc
  • Public Accountants Council for the Province of Ontario
  • Scientific Games Corporation

Professional Involvement

  • International Masters of Gaming Law, Founding Member & Past President
  • Member of the American Bar Association, editor of the Canadian Gaming Lawyer and member of editorial board of Gaming Law Review and Economics 
  • Chair of Gaming Law Canadian Institute Seminar, 2006-2009
  • Chair of Gaming Law Canadian Gaming Summit, 2008-2015

Community Involvement

  • Awarded Medal of Service by the City of Toronto
  • Awarded Commemorative Medal for the 125 Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada by the Government of Canada
  • Awarded Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution by Canadian Gaming Association for 2011

Publications/Presentations

  • Co-author, "Canada: a Year in Review", iGaming Business, Issue 71, November/December 2011
  • Co-author of Poker, Advertising and Canada chapters in Internet Gambling Report, 8th to 12th editions, 2008-2013
  • Co-author of British Columbia and Alberta chapters in International Casino Law and Regulation, 2009
  • Co-author of Games of Skill and Chance in Canada-Gaming Law Review, 2005
  • Author and co-author of numerous Gaming law papers and articles published in several global publications including World Online Gaming Report, Casino Lawyer, iGaming Business and Canadian Gaming Lawyer
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Areas of Practice

Acknowledgements

  • Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of Ontario, 1967-68
  • Appointed Queens Counsel by Government of Ontario, 1979
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by Law Society of Upper Canada, 1989-present
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada in Gaming Law, 2008-2017
    • Selected as Lawyer of the Year 2017 – Toronto – Gaming Law
  • Chambers Global in Gaming Law, 2008-2015