Gould & Ratner Builds on Gaming Practice with Addition of Attorney – US Gaming Law News

CHICAGO – LawFuel.com – March 9, 2010 – Gould & Ratner LLP is pleased to announce that Peter C. Spier has joined the firm. The inclusion of Mr. Spier adds to the firm’s Gaming Law practice.

Gould & Ratner’s Gaming Group, in affiliation with Donna More, More Law Group, P.C., offers a full range of corporate and regulatory legal services addressing the unique issues confronting this growing industry. The firm represents gaming clients in a wide array of matters, including licensing and regulatory compliance, corporate and securities matters, finance, real estate, labor and employment, litigation and issues relating to the Illinois Video Gaming Act.

Mr. Spier’s practice is focused on the representation of gaming industry clients in transactional and licensing matters. He regularly represents gaming and other corporate clients in the structuring and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, distribution agreements, supply contracts and debt and equity financing transactions. Mr. Spier is a member of the International Association of Gaming Advisors and the Gaming Law Subcommittee of the American Bar Association. Mr. Spier also has significant experience representing clients in commercial real estate transactions.

Mr. Spier graduated cum laude with a degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and received his J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law. Prior to joining Gould & Ratner, Mr. Spier was an attorney with Schiff Hardin LLP.

For more than 70 years, Gould & Ratner LLP has provided comprehensive legal counsel and business advice to sophisticated entrepreneurs, family businesses and middle market companies operating in a range of industries, including manufacturing and distribution, technology and telecommunications, financial services, real estate, construction, food & beverage, gaming and emerging new economy areas, to name a few. Gould & Ratner’s attorneys have handled more than $8 billion of transactions and an average of 25 merger/acquisition and 20 venture capital and lending transactions per year in the last decade. Gould & Ratner LLP acts as General Counsel for domestic and international companies with annual sales in excess of $1 billion and has structured sophisticated and complex domestic and foreign transactions as well as tried and settled thousands of lawsuits and workouts. For additional information, visit www.gouldratner.com.

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