Two Dickinson Wright Lawyers Recognized in Chambers Global Guide 2015

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Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Lawyers Robert W. Stocker II and Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. have been ranked as Band 1 lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide in the Gaming & Gambling Practice areas for the eighth consecutive year.

Dickinson Wright is pleased to announce that Lawyers Robert W. Stocker II and Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. have been ranked as Band 1 lawyers in the Chambers Global Guide in the Gaming & Gambling Practice areas for the 8th consecutive year. Chambers Global, publisher of the world’s leading guides to the legal profession, researches the strengths and reputations of international law firms and attorneys through in-depth interviews with peer and competing-firm lawyers, in-house counsel and significant purchasers of legal services.

Robert W. Stocker II is a Member and Practice Leader of the firm’s Gaming Law Practice. He resides in the firm’s Lansing, Mich. office. His international practice focuses on gaming, regulatory, corporate and alternative insurance programs law. Mr. Stocker is Past President of the International Masters of Gaming Law; an editorial board member of Gaming Law Review and Economics; Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association’s Gaming Law Committee; Chair of the American Bar Association’s Annual Gaming Law Minefield Conference in Las Vegas; and an adjunct professor at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he teaches Gaming Law, Business Planning, Business Organizations, and Alternative Insurance. He is recognized by Chambers Global as a “Leader in the Field” of Gaming Law and is also recognized by Best Lawyers in America for his expertise in gaming, administrative and government relations law, and is listed in Michigan Super Lawyers for his gaming expertise.

Chambers Global says that “Michigan-based Robert Stocker of Dickinson Wright PLLC is regarded as an “authority in his field,” where he advises clients looking to move into the U.S. social gaming sector and on standards across various jurisdictions.”

Michael D. Lipton, Q.C. is a Partner in the firm’s Toronto office. He has served as senior counsel on several gaming law matters including advising on Requests for Proposals from government to operate commercial and charitable casinos and advising applicants who seek registration with various Gaming Regulatory Authorities throughout Canada. He regularly represents governments within Canada on gaming law matters as well as gaming equipment manufacturers and suppliers, gaming software manufacturers and Internet gaming operators in all aspects of gaming law on a global basis.

In 2011, Mr. Lipton was awarded the Canadian Gaming Association’s Industry Leadership and Outstanding Contribution Award. Since 2008, Mr. Lipton has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada and Chambers Global for his expertise in gaming law. He is a founding member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and a Past President. He is Editor of the Canadian Gaming Lawyer and a member of the editorial boards of the Gaming Law Business Review and World Online Gambling Law Report. He has authored many articles on all areas of gaming law which have been published in several leading international and national publications and delivered papers at numerous gaming law conferences throughout the world.

Chambers Global says “In Toronto, Michael Lipton, Q.C. of Dickinson Wright LLP is highly active working with regulators in relation to numerous international acquisitions. He has also advised tribes looking to expand their operations.”

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About Dickinson Wright PLLC
Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 380 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has thirteen offices, including six in Michigan (Detroit, Troy, Ann Arbor, Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Saginaw) and six other domestic offices in Columbus, Ohio; Lexington, Ky.; Nashville, Tenn.; Las Vegas, Nev.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and Washington, D.C. The firm’s Canada office is located in Toronto.

The firm offers clients a distinctive combination of superb client service and exceptional quality. Dickinson Wright lawyers are known for delivering commercially-oriented advice on sophisticated transactions and have a remarkable record of wins in high-stakes litigation. Dickinson Wright lawyers are regularly cited by Chambers, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers and other leading independent law firm evaluating organizations.

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